Photo of Saturn taken at dawn today

Finally the sky cleared here in Brasilia last night. Then I could go to the balcony of my apartment and try to get a good image of Saturn.

I had a big job, but the result left me very happy:

It's a good result for an achromatic refractor of 90mm. For this photo I used an adapter that secures the camera to the telescope eyepiece. It is crucial for the video recording. My telescope has no accompaniment, but the program Registax 5.1 aligns the frames. I'm already starting to dominate better the Registax.

A big hug to everyone!

Photos of the Moon using a 6mm Kokusai Orthoscopic eyepiece and a 90mm Achromatic Refractor

While the sky of Brasilia looks like it will stay cloudy forever, I could only get some short videos I made last week and play a little with them.

I remembered that I had some images recorded with a 6mm Kokusai, which I recently acquired. With these eyepieces could get much more zoom of the moon than in previous posts.

I liked this here, it almost seems that I'm flying over the moon

Of course, I still have a lot to improve and I can take more of my achromatic refractor of 90mm, but I'm quite happy with the result in these images.

New photos of the Moon and Jupiter, with a 90mm refractor telescope, Barlox 2x and 10mm eyepiece.

I am now with my old 90mm refractor telescope at home, in my apartment in Brasilia. My mother got very sad that I have taken the telescope from her. She thought her living room was beautiful with the telescope in the corner and was delighted to see how whenever a child went to the farm, he went straight to it.

But I'll never improve in astrophotography without my telescope besides me. So, these days I could take this picture of Jupiter from the window of my apartment which got no better than the one I took five years ago.

Yesterday I decided to take some pictures of the moon, but clouds spent their time in front of the Earth's satellite, so I did not have much tranquility. But using an eyepiece plossi 10mm, a 2x barlow and a Bloggie Sony camera that shoots in high resolution, I could take the images below.

This one highlights the crater Tycho, and the center. The photo was processed in black and white
This further shows the crater Copernicos, left, and again Tycho, right. And can also clearly see the sea Homorum, at the top right. This photo was processed in color, note the subtle difference.

I have used an adapter purchased at astroshop that connects the camera to the telescope, but I still could not use the full potential of it. I wish I had had time to take some pictures with a 6mm orthoscopic eyepiece I have, but I ended up not working yesterday. I'm sure I'll get some time here better photos in the future.

Humble Pictures of the Night Sky in Brasilia

I follow taking the first steps in astrophotography, particularly with regard to deep sky objects. The first thing I need is to buy the equipment really suitable, what I'm not have yet. I Should buy some good equipment from the next month, but until then I'll play with what I have. Yesterday I used a pocket camera, a Sony DSC-W120, and hence home amid the lights of Brasilia tried to take some pictures of the sky. See how they got:

Canis major Constellation

South Crux
The camera used is unfortunately a camera that does all configurations for the photographer, which is not ideal for astrophotography. The right camera is one with many manual features. It's funny how in photography terms like "Automatic" and "Digital" (for digital zoom) are things that not always are good and often is better hear something like "Manual" or "optic".

In this carnival I hope to take some pictures and try to show some new developments in astrophotography, particularly planets.

A big hug!