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The Pleiades and the Andromeda galaxy
The last weekend of September, I took part in the first edition of the Caprauna Star Party, which took place in the Ligurian Alps, the initial stretch of the Alpine range which is also the lowest and closest to the seaside. The nice venue a...
|Oct 28, 2008|
Nine objects of desire?
"Nine objects of desire" is a title of an album by one of my favorite singers, Suzanne Vega. However, in this case the term "round-up" would probably be more appropriate. No matter what you call it, to me it's a nice set of deep-sk...
|Sep 14, 2007|
My first crack at CCD image processing
In early August I tried my hand at my newly acquired CCD camera, and above all at manipulating the resulting image. This small report describes all my different attempts to yield the best rendition of M20 (Trifid nebula)'s wispy outer regions. Here's w...
|Aug 26, 2007|