Astronomical topics and views of the night sky. Software and tips about telescopes, mounts, and digital astrocameras. Panagiotis Xipteras, an amateur astrophotographer, presents you amazing views of the planets, stars and galaxies.
Image 1: The "Antennae Galaxies" in the Corvus constellation
The low altitude of these galaxies in the horizon and the light pollution of my location made the photo processing of the raw photos a real challenge. I could find the objects only by Goto-telescope-control. Due to the light pollution both the galaxies and even the nearby stars were invisible(!) through the eyepiece on the 5 inches telescope. A high resolution photo is available here.
Do you use an OSC color astrocamera for astrophotography? Learn how to remove the light pollution gradients from your photos at http://dark.astrodigital.net/removelightpollution