The Big Dipper and Polaris

The Big Dipper is a prominent star pattern in the constellation Ursa Major. It is visible to the unaided eye and best observed in the Philippines in January to March each year. You may use the Big Dipper’s two bright stars to locate Polaris, The North Star.

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Albireo

Double star Albireo A (top) and B (bottom) in the constellation Cygnus, imaged with a Canon 450D DSLR and a 4 in refractor at 1800 mm focal length (f/18). Note the striking color contrast between the two stars.

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California Nebula NGC 1499

NGC 1499 California Nebula imaged with a 50 mm f/1.8 lens and a Canon 450D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 12 frames at 20 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 4 minutes, processed in SIRIL.

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M31 Andromeda Galaxy

M31 Andromeda Galaxy, imaged with a 50 mm f/1.8 lens and a Canon 450D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 12 frames at 30 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 6 minutes, processed in SIRIL.

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Total Lunar Eclipse | 26 May 2021

Total Lunar Eclipse imaged with a 4-inch f/9 refractor and a DSLR camera on May 26, 2021 in Bacoor City, Philippines. To watch our guided lunar eclipse observation (livestream), click here.

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Markarian’s Chain

The Markarian’s Chain imaged under city skies with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 50D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 9 frames at 120 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 18 minutes, processed in SIRIL.

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M104 Sombrero Galaxy

M104 Sombrero Galaxy imaged under city skies with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 50D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 9 frames at 90 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 13.5 minutes, processed in SIRIL.

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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy imaged under city skies with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 50D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 12 frames at 120 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 24 minutes, processed in SIRIL.

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Leo Triplet Galaxies | M65, M66, NGC3628

M66 (left), M65 (center), and NGC3628 (right) of the Leo Triplet galaxies imaged under city skies with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 50D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 7 frames at 120 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 14 minutes, processed in SIRIL.

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NGC 5139 Omega Centauri

NGC 5139 Omega Centauri globular cluster imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 50D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 3 frames at 90 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 270 seconds, processed in SIRIL.

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Milky Way | Bacoor

Milky Way imaged from a heavily light-polluted skies of Bacoor, Cavite, just 18 km from Manila. Taken with a Canon 1100D DSLR with kit lens on a DIY tracker. This photo is a stack of 5 frames at 90 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 7.5 minutes, ISO 400, processed in IRIS.

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Related link: How To Take Photos of the Milky Way

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M33 Triangulum Galaxy

M33 Triangulum Galaxy imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 2 frames at 90 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 3 minutes, processed in IRIS.

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M81 & M82 Galaxy

M81 Bode’s and M82 Cigar Galaxy imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 4 frames at 240 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 16 minutes exposure time, processed in IRIS.

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M27 Dumbbell Nebula

M27 Dumbbell Nebula imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 5 frames at 90 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 7.5 minutes, processed in IRIS.

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Gibbous Moon | April 2021

Waxing gibbous moon imaged with a 4 in f/9 refractor and a Canon 50D DSLR. This photo is a stack of 500 frames, processed in IRIS.

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Flame and Horsehead Nebula

Flame and Horsehead Nebula in the constellation Orion, imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 6 frames at 180 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 18 minutes, processed in IRIS.

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M1 Crab Nebula

M1 Crab Nebula, imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 6 frames at 100 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 10 minutes, processed in SIRIL.

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M42 Orion Nebula with DSLR

M42 Orion Nebula, imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR on a motorized mount with DIY controller. This photo is a stack of 10 frames at 360 seconds sub-exposure, for a total of 60 minutes, processed in SIRIL.

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