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Monday, January 31, 2011

Backyard Astronomy - Astrophotography Celestron NexStar 4se

Backyard Astronomy - Astrophotography Celestron
NexStar 4se telescope
Canon EOS 40D and T-Adapter-C90 and Barlow T-Adapter 1 1/4 inches and T-ring for Canon EOS
Celestron 4se telescope with T-Adapter-C90 (93635-A) and Canon EOS 40D
Celestron 4se telescope with Barlow t-Adapter 1 1/4 inches (93640) and Canon EOS 40D
Celestron 4se with Barlow t-Adapter 1 1/4 inches (93640), Erect Image Diagonal (94116) and Canon EOS 40D
Photos of the Moon and the Sun
Celestron NexStar 4se telescope NexImage CCD
Jupiter photos
Piggy-Back Camera Mount for Celestron NexStar 4 telescope (Item# BRKTPIG4)
The Green Comet 103P/Hartley 2 (2010)

Moon Celestron 4SE Canon 40D Astronomy Brooklyn Astrophotography

Comet 103P/Hartley 2 from New York City

From the public, his discovery brought cheers. 
From his wife, it drew nothing but torrents of tears. 
"For you see," said Ms. Halley, 
"He used to come daily; 
Now he comes once every 70 years!" 

--Astronomy Jokes

Comet Hartley 2, Celestron 4SE Canon 40D Brooklyn

Comet Hartley 2

The Green Comet 103P/Hartley 2 (2010)
Canon 40D piggybacked Celestron NexStar 4SE,
Brooklyn, NY, October 12, 2010

27 x 60 seconds
Shutter speed of one photo 60 second
ISO Speed 1250
White balance: Daylight
Lens EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length 28.0 mm
Long exposure noise reduction : Disable
High ISO speed noise reduction : Enable

Light pollution was removed in PhotoShop using Filter Noise median and Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur
Stacked photo using DeepSky Stacker
Finally was edited in PhotoShop

Brooklyn Astrophotography, Celestron 4SE PiggyBack, NYC Astronomy
PiggyBack Camera Mount for Celestron NexStar 4SE (Item# BRKTPIG4), Comet Photo Setup, Brooklyn NYC Astrophotography
NYC Astrophotography, Celestron 4SE
Celestron 4SE and Canon 40D - NYC Astrophotography

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Celestron NexStar 4SE Canon 40D Live View Sun astrophotography

Video shows how Live View on Canon EOS 40D's works.
Celestron NexStar 4SE, Canon 40D Live view and astro-photography of the Sun October 2, 2010
Sunspot 1109 is big but quiet. It poses little threat for strong solar flares.

Celestron Solar Filter for NexStar 4 SE and Celestron 4SE, Brooklyn NYC Astronomy

Astrophotography NYC - Celestron 4SE and Canon 40D

Sunspot - Solar Activity - Celestron 4SE -Brooklyn Astrophotography

Jupiter 2010 Opposition - Celestron 4SE NexImage Registax

Jupiter opposition
September 20, 2010 and September 21, 2010
Video files were taken with Celestron NexStar 4se telescope, 2x Barlow lens and NexImage camera (total time 4 minutes for one video, 10frames per second, 2400 frames, 1/10 shutter speed, output 640x480). AVI frames stacked in RegiStax v5. Finally, images were processed in PhotoShop.

Jupiter Celestron 4SE NexImage Brooklyn Backyard astronomy
Celestron 4 SE Jupiter Astrophoto Brooklyn

Comparison original one frame and Registax final Image, Celestron 4 SE, Brooklyn