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Art and Astrophoto

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Art and Astrophoto

Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative, conceptual ideas, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.

The three classical branches of art are painting, sculpture and architecture.

Though the definition of what constitutes art is disputed and has changed over time, general descriptions mention an idea of imaginative or technical skill stemming from human agency and creation. The nature of art and related concepts, such as creativity and interpretation, are explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.

Art comes from life. How the Messier related to art?

What makes themselves mysterious and beautiful is invisible to our naked eyes. … 

By Optolong astrophotographers, the art is embodied incisively and vividly.




⭐Improved center of M42 from Andrea Andreotto Maggi Astrophoto

Orion Costellation

Sharpstar Optics 76EDPH Artesky

Qhyccd 600 Mono

Filter Optolong Astronomy Filter Narrowband improved version

22 light 600 sec HA

15 Light 300 sec Red

15 Light 300 sec Green

15 Light 300 sec Blu

20 light RED 60 sec

20 light GREEN 60 sec

20 light BLU 60 sec

Software APT - Astro Photography Tool Tool Tool Tool Pixinsight Photoshop



IC1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula, imaged by José Jiménez

- Telescope TS Imaging Star71
- Mount Orion Atlas EQ-G
- CCD Atik 383L +
- Guide tube EZ60
- Guiding ccd QHY5
- 25x600 Atik 383L + Optolong H-Alpha 7nn



 The Pleiades, imaged by Luca Fornaciari

Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR 72ED | ASI294 | Optolong Filter L-Pro 2''

45x300’’ guided | PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop

00.51 p.m. to 04.39 a.m. | 28/09/2019 | Lignan, Aosta - Italy



Simeis 147 ( Sharpless 2-240) RGB + SHO & Paletta Hubble SHO, by  José Jiménez

Equipment used :

- Canon 6D mod - WO SpaceCat51
- Sky Watcher AZ GTI Mount
- Guide camera QHY5
- 20 x 600" ISO 3200
- L-eNhance Optolong filter
- 15 x 1500" ISO 6400
- H-alpha Optolong filter
- 8 x 1500" ISO 6400
- OIII Optolong filter
- 8 x 1500" ISO 6400
- SII Optolong filter

- Flats, Darks & Bias




The Elephant's Trunk nebula, by Luca Fornaciari Astrophotography

"How nice it is to take a picture like that in just one night, my results have changed a lot with the latest tools, doing astrophotography is really a satisfaction, we keep improving with every shot, with every change to setup, even after years, and indeed, for me the road is certainly still very long (thankfully)!

Last night while I was holding a seminar to an astrophotographer in the observatory, I let my Sky-Watcher 200/800 photograph where I had quickly fixed some things I wanted to try: the EAF electronic focuser by ZWO with the Hand Controller (I won't do it more for less) and the collimation of the newton with the Hotech self-centering laser collimator (on this telescope it turned out to be quite accurate, a very light finish on the primary mirror by hand and nothing else).

And so here we are again: the Elephant's Trunk nebula, one of my absolute favorite summer subjects, photographed this time with 180 second guided shots, with ASI 294 and Optolong L-eNhance.

Be careful: I have integrated 8% of the color from my previous broadband shots into this image, to slightly recover the many nuances lost on the stars (without much success). If I have it I will in fact integrate new broadband shots to recover the nuances. "