Astrophotography

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Jupiter - 2010's Opposition

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Eagle Nebula - Messier 16

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Astrocava: Astrophotography and Astronomical Observing

Welcome to my web site focused in one of my passions: Astronomy, specially to its more practical aspects: Astronomical Observation and Astrophotography.

My current equipment is a Schmidt-Cassegrain LX200GPS 8" telescope dedicated to planetary astrophotography and testing astrophotography deep sky techniques like "lucky-imaging" and a recent acquired telescope Dobson 12" dedicated to astronomical observation. I also plan to dedicated it in the near future to planetary imaging.

I'm not a guru or a master, nor I pretend to be. I have'nt be awarded with an APOD (yet), nor any international award and I am not very known. This website has only this objectives:

  • Show my work in these fields and serve as storage of my images and my research.
  • Encourage discussion and feedback with the amateur astronomical community from whom you always learn something new.

ee you under the stars!

Our Solar System

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Full Moon disk with enhanced colors

The moon in colors: hints about its chem…

Naked-eye or telescopic observations of the Moon show a black and white world...

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Jupiter - 2014's Opposition

Jupiter's opposition of 2014 is ver well suited for mid-northern observers because the...

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The planet Saturn

Saturn is one of the most peculiar of the Sun’s planets because it...

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The planet Mars

Mars, the red planet, named for its characteristic colour evident to the naked...

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Jupiter - 2010's Opposition

In 2010’s opposition, the mid northern observers could again enjoy Jupiter after a...

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Jupiter - 2012's Opposition

The opposition of Jupiter on December 2012 was very satisfactory for me. Meteorology...

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The Planet Jupiter

The planet Jupiter is an easy target for any amateur astronomer because it...

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In and out of Milky Way

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Lagoon nebula - Messier 8

Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius Integration:17x600sDate:05/07/2013Equipment:Moonfish...

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Double Cluster in Perseus

The Perseus Double Cluster is a two open cluster association formed by NGC884&NGC869...

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The Beehive: Open Cluster in Cancer (M4…

The Beehive is an open cluster in Perseus Integration:15x600sDate:25/02/2009Equipment:Moonfish ED80-Canon EOS 550D

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Wild Duck Cluster: Open Cluster in Scut…

Wild Duck Cluster is an open cluster in Scutum Integration:23x600sDate:15/06/2013Equipment:Moonfish ED80-Canon EOS 550D

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Eagle Nebula - Messier 16

The Eagle Nebula (Messier 16) is an emission nebula in the constellation of...

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Astrophotography notions

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Goals of Astrophotography

Knowing the motivations and goals that you want to achieve in Astrophotography is...

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Types of astrophotography

Two main types of astrophotography have been traditionally distinguished: Planetary: Sun, Moon and other...

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Difficulties of Astrophotography

Astronomical photography presents a number of difficulties very different from those that arise...

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Astrophotography handicaps (I) - Object…

As we have presented in Difficulties of Astrophotography, the first group of difficulties...

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Astrophotography handicaps (II) - Ambien…

After commenting the problems that appear when you try to photograph astronomical objects...

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Astrophotography handicaps (III) - Instr…

Following Astrophotography handicaps (I) - Object's natureand Astrophotography handicaps (II) - Ambient conditions...

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Problems and solutions in Astrophotograp…

In the following table I've managed to present all the information and connect...

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