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#41 steven_crimes

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:35 AM

Learn how to read sky charts.

I posted some link in the previous page, try reading them.

Here is some tips in reading sky charts:

1) Imagine the circular sky chart is a dome on top of your head.

2) From the big or little dipper, or any other constellation or astrological "landmark" you are familiar with, hop from one constellation to the other until you find the area you want to observe.

3) Learning the sky chart might be difficult at first BUT it is very rewarding AFTER you've learned it. Also it helps if you are using an updated print out. (A sky chart become harder to read after a few hours)

4) and lastly BE PATIENT (AMP, hirap talaga mag basa ng sky chart pag baguhan ka, i had to struggle last night just trying to locate the star Nath on taurus, and the constellations gemini, cancer, and leo)


sana nga i could print out the charts in a large format so i can read them better. this weekend i'll have to take the laptop with me and use that for the meantime while i'm outside... at night.... boy my neighbors will probably be soooooooo curious about what the heck i'm doing. it doesn't help that they already think i'm weird :upside:

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:33 AM

sana nga i could print out the charts in a large format so i can read them better. this weekend i'll have to take the laptop with me and use that for the meantime while i'm outside... at night.... boy my neighbors will probably be soooooooo curious about what the heck i'm doing. it doesn't help that they already think i'm weird :upside:


You could!!!!

I mean you are only limited to how big your printer is.

I use short bond paper print outs and that, for me atlease, is enough.

anyway, a laptop is way better than having a print out (I wish i have a laptop to bring with me in my sessions.).

Don't worry about being called weird. i almost got beaten up by a group of squatter kids, coz they thought i was going crazy, but they didnt stop me from taking my first astrophoto.

CLEAR SKIES DUDE (means good luck)

ps: put a red celophane on your laptop screen so you could preserve your night adaptation.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:42 AM

Hypersensitization or hypering is the process of placing the film in a vacuum for several hours or days, baking the film in hydrogen (or forming gas) and storing the film in a container of dry nitrogen. it increases the film speed and reduces reciprocity failure. medyo matrabaho ang hypering but you can buy, di ko lang alam kung may available sa pinas.


ahhh, hehehe yun pala yun.

toxic nun a, buti i have a digicam :-)

thanks.

PS: Tried shooting Mars though the digicam itself, heheh buti nalang at kiha pa din although dimmer.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:24 AM

PEEPS!

Try looking for the great orion nebula (m42).

From orion's belt (my gf calls it tres maria; dunno why) go south a little bit and you'll find them there. it's visible with the naked eye. (here in manila nakikita ko lang siya with my binocs).

PS: it should look like a small blob of grey cloud.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:04 PM

ahhh, hehehe yun pala yun.

toxic nun a, buti i have a digicam :-)

thanks.

PS: Tried shooting Mars though the digicam itself, heheh buti nalang at kiha pa din although dimmer.



Digicam would suffice. Just make an adapter and get a tripod for your setup. You can even hook up your webcam to you binocs or scope. Then, you can do image alignment and stacking which increases the signal-to-noise ratio (improves image quality). You can do this manually using softwares like Photoshop, but there are also freewares that does these automatically like Registax.

M42 is very visible right now, along with the Pleiades cluster (M45) in Taurus. I heard people call this the Rosary. It's amazing to look at M45 coz they look like sparkling jewels.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:26 PM

M42 is very visible right now, along with the Pleiades cluster (M45) in Taurus. I heard people call this the Rosary. It's amazing to look at M45 coz they look like sparkling jewels.


I've read about stacking. buti nalang marunong ako sa adobe photoshop hehehe

I'll look for m45, rosary?!?!?! yeah I know what it looks like pero hindi ko alam m45 pala yun. hehehe

Thanks for the infos.

Anyway, wish me luck in attaching my digicam to my scope. I'll post the pics

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:36 PM

I've read about stacking. buti nalang marunong ako sa adobe photoshop hehehe

I'll look for m45, rosary?!?!?! yeah I know what it looks like pero hindi ko alam m45 pala yun. hehehe

Thanks for the infos.

Anyway, wish me luck in attaching my digicam to my scope. I'll post the pics


Actually, the name of M45 is Pleaides. Good luck and clear skies!

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 01:19 AM

Some pictures taken DIRECTLY by my Cannon A550.

The pictures are already processed.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:12 PM

You could!!!!

I mean you are only limited to how big your printer is.

I use short bond paper print outs and that, for me atlease, is enough.

anyway, a laptop is way better than having a print out (I wish i have a laptop to bring with me in my sessions.).

Don't worry about being called weird. i almost got beaten up by a group of squatter kids, coz they thought i was going crazy, but they didnt stop me from taking my first astrophoto.

CLEAR SKIES DUDE (means good luck)

ps: put a red celophane on your laptop screen so you could preserve your night adaptation.



yup will do! thanks for the help. it's a rainy weekend so maybe next weekend!

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:45 AM

yup will do! thanks for the help. it's a rainy weekend so maybe next weekend!


Yeah, the cloudy sky is a drag. I was planning to stargaze with my gf tonight. I even brought my binocs.

anyway, maybe tommorow night we'd get lucky.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:11 AM

NEED HELP WITH THIS ONE

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Correct me if I am wrong but I think its the star Sirius.

Edited by b_9904, 14 January 2008 - 05:13 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:34 AM

My Favorite planetarium software

http://www.stellarium.org/

The best feature I love is the "Go to" feature where you can fly to any object in our solar system to view the sky from the object's perspective.

For example, a view of Saturn from one of its moons, Tethys.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:25 PM

NEED HELP WITH THIS ONE

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Correct me if I am wrong but I think its the star Sirius.


yup you got it right. that is sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:58 PM

It's Sirius and the Deep Sky Object is the Orion Nebula, but I'm wondering how you took that picture, or it's just from a mirror telescope.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:07 PM

Shadowspy:

Thanks dude :-)

Musta na?

Melancholic:

I took it with my Cannon A550, ISO 800, Night mode. Also the picture has been processed through adobe photoshop to make the stars, which are originally dim, look brighter.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:57 AM

Kanina sa may Bayside sa likod ng Mall Of Asia, nag-stargazing kami ng kasama ko. Nakita ko na naman 'yung constellation na lagi kong nakikita since I was still a child. Hanggang ngayon, tinatamad akong alamin kung ano ang pangalan.

Wala masyadong makikitang stars sa Metro Manila. Sa mga probinsiya, animo'y glitters sila sa dami.


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:03 AM

the National Astronomy Week will be held this February! Watch out for further announcements! :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 02:13 PM

jeiku:

Aside from the fact na polluted sa Manila maliwanag kasi sa observing site mo eh. try going to darker observing sites and mas madami ka ding makikita kahit nasa Manila ka.

Shadowspy:

Thanks. Keep us posted

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 03:14 PM

Eto na yung name list ng main stars ng orion at close up ng Sirius.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:11 AM

Another interactive sky chart generator: CLICK HERE!

You can print the sky chart by clicking on the "CREATE PDF" button.

I've attached a sample generated from the site.




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