Category Archives: astronomy

The beauty of Saturn seen from a very common webcam

I’ve always been fascinated by the possibility to capture some planets with a cheap webcam. As you can see, I can rely on an entry-level setup that consists in a Sky-Watcher 130/900 telescope on an EQ2 mount. In my experience, … Continue reading

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Chronicles of a fiasco

Here is Jupiter as seen using a Skywatcher 130/900 telescope, an EQ2 mount, and a Logitech c270 webcam. I used the usual procedure which consists of shooting a video, then processing the best frames with Registax, and finally applying wavelet … Continue reading

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Amateur astrophotography: how to manipulate and export .fit files with Fits Liberator and Adobe Photoshop

As an amateur astronomer, I’ve always been attracted by astrophotography; but, because of light pollution and a poor equipment (just a 130/900 newtonian Skywatcher!), I never went very far from the mere but still exciting visual observation. Now, with remote … Continue reading

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EQ2 Equatorial Mount: a quick pointing guide

As an amateur astrophile, I can count on very simple tools – such as a 130/900 Skywatcher Newtonian telescope on an EQ2 mount – that sometimes can seem obscure to a total newbie (or to an occasional observer). So, I … Continue reading

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