[Starry Story] Emmanuel Delgadillo ( Mexico)
Hello my name is Emmanuel Delgadillo. also known as Astrono-mono.
I am 36 years old and I am originally from Jalisco Mexico.
I am a Communications and Electronics Engineer, I have specialized in astronomical instrumentation. He currently serves as president of the Guadalajara Astronomical Society.
I also teach some astrophotography courses at the Academy of Astroimaging and direct the Guadalajara Mobile Planetarium project. I also perform service and corrective maintenance to telescopes, astronomical equipment, I manufacture some accessories for astrophotography as well as the design and construction of observatories for amateurs.
►My Beginnings in Astrophotography
From a very young age I was interested in space, my parents frequently took me to the planetarium in my city, as an adult I was part of the television channel at my university, there I learned to use cameras, once looking for video and photography equipment, I came to a store where they also sold telescopes and out of curiosity I bought oneand the first thing I saw was Jupiter, I quickly took the camera and that's where it all started.
Something that has marked me and that without a doubt is what has motivated me the most to continue in astronomy is seeing the astonished faces of the little ones when they observe something in the telescope. during the activities of the Guadalajara Astronomical Society
In addition to the great Friends that I have found there, always willing to support and disseminate astronomy
Me and my wife's taste for astrophotography reached such a level that we decidedbuilt an observatory at home, Despite having a polluted sky (7 -8 bortle) it is very easy to take shots using filters. And having our observatory allows us to make the most of the available nights, this has definitely made a difference.
One of the main problems that I have faced is that in my country it was very difficult to get adequate astronomical equipment, it has not been until a couple of years ago that I was finally able to do astrophotography with really dedicated equipment. Previously I used modified and cooled reflex cameras myself in conjunction with telephotos.
►My Current Equipment
Takahashi Épsilon 180ED,
Meade 12 "ACF, SN10",
Telephoto lenses: Canon 500f 4.5L USM & samyang135f2
Cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM-Pro ZWO ASI2600MC pro ZWO ASI183MCpro ASI462MC and 120MM Canont4i,80D and Sony A5000
EQ mounts: CGEPRO, CGEM, EQM35pro
In the near future I intend to grow our observatory, continue taking photos, learning and improving my technique as well as the equipment.
►My Image of Gallery
SH2-380 Dolphin head Nebula
37x300s using Optolong L enhance Filter
telescope Sharpstar 15028HNT / ASI2600MCpro -10°
mount : cgem
30x 180 seconds
Sharpstar 150 f 2.8HNT
Main Cámera ZWOASI2600 MCPRO
L enhaNce Filter mount CGEM Guidescope orion80edCF as462mc
Collage of some of my Images taken during 2022
Optolong Filter User L enhaNce
Sharpstar 150 28HNT
guided cgem orion 80edcf
APP Pixinsight Astropanel
18x 500 RGB (L enhaNce) from City
guidescope orion 80edcf
ZWO ASI 462MC
APP / ASTROPANEL/PIXINSIGHT
North America /Pelican nebula HOO (Forax custom Modified)
main scope: canon 500 f4,5L
ZWO ef adapter
ZWO 120MM-S guide
ZWO ASI AIR PRO
20 darks 20 flats 20 bias
APP Pixinsight + starspikes
FiltroOptolong L-pro 2"
Sharpstar 135 28HNT
ZWO ASI2600MCpro -10
asi air zwo eaf zwo efw guidescope orion 80edcf zwo asi 264
M24 - NGC 2359- M81 & M82 collage taken during april 2023
Collage Messier 42 - IC 2177 - NGC 2264
All images Using Optolong L enhance Filter
Sharpstar 15028HNT Cgepro mount Astropixelprocessor / pixinsight
Monkey Head Nebula SHO (sharpstar 150f2.8) – Veil nebula HOO (samyang 135 f2) – Crecent nebula HOO ( samyang 135 f2)
Filters Optolong ZWO ASI6200MM-pro
71x 180seconds exposure using Optolong L enhance filter
Takahashi Epsilon 180 ED
main camera zwo asi 2600MCpro -10° Cgem mount
Photo & Article: Emmanuel Delgadillo