I went to a dark-sky site last weekend for an overnight stargazing with fellow astro-enthusiasts from the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society (UP Astrosoc) and the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP). Weather did not cooperate as we were clouded out. No deep-sky images captured, but it was fun! Looking forward to the next star party!
Caliraya Stargazing November 2011
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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)
Image taken with a Logitech 4000 web camera and a 4-in f/9 telescope through prime focus imaging
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Here is an image of Jupiter I took yesterday:
Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED apochromatic refractor
The Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED apochromatic refractor will now serve as my main telescope, both for visual and for astrophotography use. The Sky-Watcher brand is a product line under the telescope company Celestron. This scope is an OTA-only package and does not include a mount and a tripod. The key features of the telescope is described here.
Baseplate for mounting an 80 mm William Optics refractor on a side-saddle arrangement to a camera tripod, August 2011.
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