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IC 2944 – Running Chicken Nebula with a stock DSLR

IC 2944, the running chicken nebula, is actually an open cluster with an associated emission nebula, rich in H-Alpha. This DSO is found in the constellation of Centaurus, close to NGC 3372, the Eta Carinae Nebula.

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C/2020 F8 SWAN

C/2020 F8 SWAN is a comet discovered on images of the SWAN camera, aboard of the SOHO spacecraft. Although it was imaged for the first time by the SWAN camera, was Michael Matiazzo, in Australia who first noticed it.

This little guy started to gain brightness very fast, and as soon I knew about his existence, I mounted my telescope and pointed to him.

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NGC 3115 (The Splindle Galaxy) – My first galaxy

I was thinking in not even publish this image here. Althougth I was happy because it was a galaxy after all, my first galaxy, I was disapointed with the results. NGC 3115 is a tiny little galaxy with just 7 arc minutes of aparent diameter.

But then I though: well, the main reason to mantein this blog is to keep an historic. Maybe this image could be important to the “Luiz” of the future to see it and compare with new photos of other galaxies and compare the results.

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My first true experience with DSO astrophotography

72 days since my CEM25P has arrived, and I got just 1 day with open skies. Guess when the skies were open? Yes, in a night with a bright 97% illuminated moon.

Well, f… it! I needed to try some long exposures. And so I did.

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Out of season lucky imaging

Yes, both Saturn and Jupiter are far away from a good position to astrophotography right now.

Although, as I said before, the weather here is so bad lately that I need to enjoy every breath of clear sky. And so I did.

Last friday night (You can thank me later for the quote, Katy Perry), October 11, 2019, the sky didn’t have any clouds at all, and I FINALLY could put my setup to work.

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Moon between clouds with QHY5L-ii Color

Well, I’m desperate. Simple as that.

I’m taking every brief of open sky to try the “new” setup, and geting every time more frustrated with the weather.

Last wednesday I saw the moon between a lot of clouds, and I thought: Why not to try?

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An ugly first DSO imaging attempt

Well… my CEM25P have been arrived 2 months ago, and since then I didn’t have the opportunity to really use it.

Last friday night (Actually, it was saturday dawn…) I went home after seeing my girlfrind, and noticed that the sky was clear. It was 2 o’clock, I was tired, but couldn’t miss the chance.

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