Monthly Archives: February 2013

2012 DA14 – tracking with binocular

Really beautiful day was on February 15th, 2013. I got up at 3 am and with my binocular 20×80 and tripod I went to a schoolyard near my home. I got ready for the event until 4 am, when finally I caught the little dot. I started with star hopping from Minkar, Epsilon Corvi, and […]

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UCAC4 482-078944 – high proper motion

The first image is from the US Naval Observatory’s archive, the second is a composition of three images of 20 second each, with a Newton Ziel Galazy2 8′ with SBIG ST-247 camera at f/5. The star has a proper motion in RA of -1.15″ per year, really fast! Go to VizieR reference page Go to […]

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Messier 10 – 22 July, 2009, Rome

Messier 10 in Ophiuchus, Rome, Italy, 22 July 2009. Details: Composition of 30 images ( 10 images for each channel RGB ). Every image has an exposure of 20 second at f/5, with telescope Newton Ziel Galaxy2 8′ on Skywatcher HEQ5 Syscan with SBIG ST-237 CCD camera.   RGB: pseudo color:

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Messier 12 – 22 July, 2009, Rome

Details: Composition of 30 images, 10R/10B/10G, exposure of 20s for each image, f/5, focal 1M. Newton Ziel Galaxy2 8′ on mount HEQ5 Syscan with camera SBIG ST-237. Processed image: In pseudo color: Original fit image: Messier 12  

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Messier 14 on 22 July, 2009, Rome

Details: Sum of 10 images for each channel RGB with 20s for each image, f/5, focal 1M. Newton Ziel Galaxy2 8′ on HEQ5 Syscan with camera Sbig ST-236. Original fit file: M14  

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Messier 5 – 22 July, 2009

It past long time since I took these photos but these days I can’t use my telescope and I have just a binocular that I use sometime when it doesn’t rain or snow or is not too cold, so I decided to review some of my work and process some pictures I missed. Details: Newton […]

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