Observing some of the most famous objects in our galaxy with a 25” inches telescope is certainly a rewarding experience. The list of galaxies, nebulae, and other objects is endless. However, there are many other objects which are not usually noticed by amateur astronomers: maybe they are not well known or simply because they require minimal aperture to access them. This is the case of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs).
And the following day we tried again with the Moon with a 2x Barlow lens which allowed us to achieve greter resolution (and much more editing work). There are several obvious artifacts due to some CCD dust. We will get rid of them in the following attempts:
According to Wikipedia, a dwarf planet is a term created by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to define a new class of celestial bodies. It was introduced into the IAU resolution of August 24, 2006, in the definition for “planet”.
Last friday, after finishing several electric improvements for the Obsession Rover we went out to take some moon shots. In the following, you can check the results. All the takes were shot with the 25'' Newton, IR filter QHY-5 monochrome camera, 3 minutes videos (around 1200 frames) later processed with AVIStack, ImagesPlus, Hugin and GIMP. The detail ones were taken using a 2x barlow lens. Remember to click on them to view the large-res version of the images!
Last June 12th we participated in a public observation session in the Olivarillos primery school in Padul (Granada, Spain). When we finished, we tried to take some shots of Saturn. Here you can check our results: