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My first amateur astronomy photos

April 11 2014 , Written by Wing-Fai Thi

I have attended many workshops and conferences. But the one I am attending in Santiago at the moment is the first one where I have the opportunity to practice astrophotography. Although I have been observing with many telescopes in the world (and in space) I do not know the night sky. I am what can be called a “computer” observer (and becoming a modeler). I enter name of objects in the telescope computer and wait that the telescope moves to the correct position. I admit that I needed the help of my colleagues to show me the location of the interesting astronomical objects. Here is a photo of the Southern Cross and the Milky Way and one of the moon. There are among my first astronomy photos (not counting the images taken at professional telescopes). Quality-wise I definitively need more practice. Other non-astronomy photos can be found there https://www.flickr.com/photos/119656657@N08/

Southern Cross and rising moon over the Andes taken at Rose-Jasé observatory
Southern Cross and rising moon over the Andes taken at Rose-Jasé observatory

Southern Cross and rising moon over the Andes taken at Rose-Jasé observatory

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