Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2)

Object Name: Comet C/2014 E2 (JACQUES) RA: 02h 04m 07.8s; Dec: + 63° 39′ 26.9″ Magnitude: 6.4 Constellation: Cassiopeia Location: Pueblonuevo de Bullaque. Ciudad Real. SPAIN Date: August 22, 2014. Local Time: 01:57 (2h T.U) Material used: pastel pencil and white ink on black paper. Celestron Telescope S/C 8″ Mount Cgt-5 Eyepiece: 22 mm L-VW … Continue reading Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2)


NGC 6520 and Barnard 86

Object Name: NGC 6520 and Barnard 86. RA: 18h 03m 25.1s; Dec: -27° 53′ 28″ Magnitude: 7.6 NGC 6520 size: 6′ Distance: 6,000 light-years approx. Constellation: Sagittarius. Type: Open Cluster and Dark Nebula. Description NGC 6520: Cl, pS, Ri, lV, st 9 … 13 Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN Date: July 24, 2014. Time: 00:10 UT. … Continue reading NGC 6520 and Barnard 86


NGC 6826 The Blinking Planetary

Object Name: NGC 6926. Caldwell 15.. RA: 19h 49m 48.0s; Dec: +50° 31′ 31 ” Magnitude: 8.8 Object size: 27″x 24″ Distance: 2,000 light years approx. Constellation: Cygnus Type: Planetary Nebula Description: PN, D, L, R, * 11M. Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. Spain. Date: July 1, 2014. Time: 01:20 UT. Material used: graphite pencils on white … Continue reading NGC 6826 The Blinking Planetary


M10 Globular Cluster

Object Name: M 10 (NGC 6254) RA: 16h 57m 09.0s; Dec: -04° 05′ 58″ Magnitude: 6.6 Object size: 15′ Constellation: Ophiuchus Type: Globular Cluster Description: B, vL, R, gvmBM, rrr. Location: Pueblonuevo del Bullaque. Ciudad Real. SPAIN Date: June 28, 2014. Time: 00:10 Material used: graphite pencils on white paper. Image processed with Photoshop. Telescope … Continue reading M10 Globular Cluster


M53 Globular Cluster

Object Name: M 53 (NGC 5024) Location: RA: 13h 12m 55.2s; Dec: +18° 10′ 08″ Magnitude: 7.7 Dimensions: 13′ Constellation: Coma Berenice Type: Globular Cluster Description: GC, B, vC, iR, vvmbM, star 12. Location: Viso del Marqués. Ciudad Real. SPAIN Date: May 3, 2014. Time: 00:15 UT. Material used: pastel pencils on black paper. Celestron … Continue reading M53 Globular Cluster


NGC 2477 – Open Cluster in Puppis

Object Name: NGC 2477 Location: RA: 07h 52m 09.8s; Dec: -38° 32′ 00″ Magnitude: 5.8 Dimensions: 27′ Constellation: Puppis Type: Open Cluster Observing location: Pueblonuevo de Bullaque, Ciudad Real Date: February 22, 2014. Time: 22:15 T.U. Material Used: Graphite pencil on white paper. Reversed Image processed with Photoshop. Celestron Telescope S / C 8 “Mount … Continue reading NGC 2477 – Open Cluster in Puppis


SN 2014J in M82 – January 26, 2014

Object Name: M 82-SN 2014J Location: RA: 09h 57m 03.3s, Dec: +69 ° 36 ’58 ” Magnitude: 8.4 Dimensions: 9’ x 4’ Constellation: Ursa Major Type: Irregular Galaxy. Type Ia supernova. Observing Location: Pueblonuevo Bullaque, Ciudad Real Date: January 26, 2014. Time: 00:15 Local. Material Used: Graphite pencil on white paper. Reversed Image processed with … Continue reading SN 2014J in M82 – January 26, 2014


Galaxy NGC 1023

Object Name: NGC 1023 Location: RA: 02h 40m 24.0s, Dec: +39 ° 03 ’48 ” Magnitude 10 Surface brightness 12.9 Dimensions: 8.7’ x 3.0’ Constellation: Perseus Type: Galaxy (SBO) . Observing Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN Date: November 2, 2013. Time: 23:45 T.U. Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop. … Continue reading Galaxy NGC 1023


M84, M86 and More

Object Name: M 84, M 86, NGC 4388, NGC 4402, NGC 4387 Location: M 84: RA: 12h 25m 03.7s; Dec: +12° 53′ 13″ M 86: RA: 12h 26m 11.7s; Dec: +12° 56′ 462 Constellation: Virgo Observing Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN Date: 13-14 April 2013. Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed … Continue reading M84, M86 and More


C/2012 F6 (LEMMON)

Object Name: C/2012 F6 (LEMMON) Location: RA: 23h 23m 27.8s, Dec: +63 ° 00 ’50 ” Magnitude: 9’7 Constellation: Cassiopeia Observing Location: Pelayos de la Presa. Madrid. SPAIN Date: July 14, 2013. Time: 01:15 T.U. Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop. Celestron Telescope S/C 8″ Mount Cgt-5 Eyepiece: … Continue reading C/2012 F6 (LEMMON)


The Owl Nebula

Object Name: M 97 (NGC 3587) Location: RA: 11h 15m 36.0s, Dec: +54° 01′ 08″ Magnitude: 11 Dimensions: 3.4 ‘x 3.3’ Constellation: Ursa Major Type: Planetary Nebula. Class IIIa Observing Location: Bonilla. Cuenca Date: February 9, 2013. Time: 23:58 T.U. Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop. Telescope S/C … Continue reading The Owl Nebula


NGC 1980 and Messier 42

Object Name: NGC 1980 Location: RA: 05h 35m 25.9s, Dec: -05 ° 54 ’35 ” Magnitude: 2.5 Dimensions: 14′ x 14’ Constellation: Orion Type: Open Cluster associated with nebulosity. Observing Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN Date: December 9, 2012. Time: 23:15 T.U. Material used: Graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop. Celestron … Continue reading NGC 1980 and Messier 42


NGC 772 – Galaxy in Aries

Object Name: NGC 772 Location: RA: 01h 59m 20.0s, Dec: +19 ° 00′ 28 ” Magnitude: 10.3 Surface Brightness: 13.9 Dimensions: 7.02 x 4.03 Constellation: Aries Type: Galaxy Sb Observing Location: Bonilla. SPAIN Date: December 9, 2012. Time: 22:30 T.U. Material used: Graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop. Celestron Telescope … Continue reading NGC 772 – Galaxy in Aries


The Intergalactic Wanderer

Object Name: NGC 2419 Location: RA: 07h 38m 56.9s, Dec: +38 ° 51 ’17 ” Magnitude: 10.4 Constellation Lynx. Type: Globular Cluster. Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN Date: March 24, 2012. Time: 20:30 T.U. Materials used: Graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop. Telescope Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt-5 Eyepiece: 13 mm … Continue reading The Intergalactic Wanderer


M8 – The Lagoon Nebula

Object Name: M 8 (NGC 6523) and NGC 6530 Location: RA 18h 04m 30.7s Dec -24 º 22 ’51 ” Type: Emission Nebula+Open Cluster. Constellation: Sagittarius. Bonilla.Cuenca. SPAIN Date: July 20, 2012 Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop. Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt5 Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion … Continue reading M8 – The Lagoon Nebula


NGC 4565 – The Needle Galaxy

Object Name: NGC 4565 RA: 12h 33m 52.0s, Dec: +26 ° 15 ’46 ” Magnitude: 9.2 Constellation: Coma Berenices. Type: Galaxy. Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN Date: May 19, 2012. Time: 23:30 T.U. Materials used: Graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop. Celestron Telescope S / C 8 “Mount Cgt-5 Ocular Hyperion … Continue reading NGC 4565 – The Needle Galaxy


The Eskimo Nebula

Object Name: NGC 2392 Location: RA: 07h 29m 10.8s; Dec: +20° 54′ 42” Magnitude: 9.1 Constellation Gemini. Type: Planetary Nebula. Location: Pelayos de la Presa. Madrid. SPAIN Date: February 24, 2012. Time: 21:30 T.U. Materials used: Graphite pencil on white paper. Inverted image and processed with Photoshop. Telescope S/C 8″ Mount Cgt-5 Eyepiece., 13 mm … Continue reading The Eskimo Nebula


Messier 38 – Open Cluster in Auriga

Object Name: M 38 (NGC 1912) Type: Open Cluster Constellation: Auriga. Observing Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN. Date: December 26, 2011 Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Sketch processed with Photoshop. Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt5 Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion (65X). NELM: 6.0; Temp.: -2’5ºC More information about the sketch and M 38 in: … Continue reading Messier 38 – Open Cluster in Auriga


The Veil Nebula (East)

Type: Nebula (Supernova Remnant) Constellation: Cygnus Observing Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN Date: Jule 30, 2011 Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Sketch processed with Photoshop. Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion (65x) Filter: O-III NELM: 21,37 mag/arc sg2; Temp.: 18ºC More information about the sketch and NGC 6992-6995 in: http://astrodibujo.blogspot.com


NGC 6960 – Veil Nebula West

Type: Nebula (Supernova Remnant) Constellation: Cygnus. Observing Location: Talaveruela de la Vera. Cáceres. SPAIN. Date: Jule 10, 2011 Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Sketch processed with GIMP 2. Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt5 Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion (65X). Filter: UHC NELM: 5,87 Temp.: 19ºC More information about the sketch and NGC 6960 … Continue reading NGC 6960 – Veil Nebula West


Messier 92

Object Name: M 92, NGC 6341 Type: Globular Cluster Constellation: Hercules. Observing Location: Pioz. Guadalajara. SPAIN. Date: June 29, 2011 Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Sketch processed with GIMP 2. Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt5 Eyepiece: 13 mm Hyperion (155X). FOV: 0’44º MALE: 5,06 Temp.: 13ºC More information about the sketch and … Continue reading Messier 92


Protean Horn of the Unicorn

Object Name: NGC 2261 Type: Reflection Nebula Constellation: Monoceros. Observing Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN. Date: February 6, 2011 Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Sketch processed with Photoshop. Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt5 Eyepiece: 13 mm Hyperion (155X). FOV: 0’44º MALE: 5,7 Temp.: -1ºC This is the sketch of the beautiful nebula cometary … Continue reading Protean Horn of the Unicorn


Nebula and Open Cluster in the Unicorn

Object Name: NGC 2264 Type: Nebula and Open Cluster Constellation: Monoceros. Observing Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN. Date: February 5, 2011 Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Sketch processed with Photoshop. Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt5 Eyepiece: 13 mm Hyperion (155X). MALE: 5,7 Temp.: 1ºC More information about the sketch and NGC 2264 in: … Continue reading Nebula and Open Cluster in the Unicorn


Finding a Silver Dollar in Sculptor

Object Name: NGC 253 Location: AR 0h 47′; Dec -25º 17′ Type: Spiral Galaxy Sc Constellation: Sculptor. Observing Location: Malpica del Tajo. Toledo. SPAIN. Date: November 5, 2010 Time: 23h TU Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Sketch processed with Photoshop. Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt5 Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion-Aspheric (65X). What a … Continue reading Finding a Silver Dollar in Sculptor


A Cluster Spectacular

Object Name: M 15 (NGC 7078) Object Type: Globular Cluster Constellation of Pegasus Location: Malpica del Tajo. Toledo; SPAIN Date: 5/Nov/2010; U.T: 21:00 Media: graphite pencil, white paper, inverted GIMP2. Telescope: SCT 8″ Eyepiece: 13 mm Hyperion. Mag.: 155X In the sky of the winter months we found few globular clusters. The constellation of Pegasus … Continue reading A Cluster Spectacular


Stunning City of Stars

Object Name: M 12 (NGC 6218) Object Type: Globular Cluster Constellation of Ophiuchus Location: Talaveruela de la Vera-Cáceres;SPAIN Date: 17/07/2010 Media: graphite pencil, white paper, inverted GIMP 2 Telescope: SCT 8″ Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion-Aspheric Mag.: 65X (Original scanned image of higher resolution) M 12 was with us during the summer nights. Little by little … Continue reading Stunning City of Stars


Cluster in Cassiopeia

Object Name: M 52 (NGC 7654) Location: RA 23h 24′ Dec +61º 35′ Type: Open Cluster. Constellation: Cassiopeia. Observing Location: Bonilla. Cuenca. SPAIN Date: October 2, 2010 Time: 23h T.U Media: graphite pencil on white paper. Image processed with Gimp 2: inverted and level adjustments. Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt5 Ocular: Hyperion-Aspheric 31 mm, … Continue reading Cluster in Cassiopeia


M 22: A Jewel of the Summer

Object Name: M 22 (NGC 6656) Object Type: Globular Cluster Constellation of Sagitarius Location: Talaveruela de la Vera-Cáceres;SPAIN Date: 17/07/2010 Media: graphite pencil, white paper, inverted GIMP 2 Telescope: SCT 8″ Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion-Aspheric Mag.: 65X Spanish-English translation using Google Language Tools: M22 is an impressive globular cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. It is … Continue reading M 22: A Jewel of the Summer


Beautiful Stellar City

Object Name: M 3; NGC 5272 (Constellation of Canes Venatici)RA: 13h 42m; DE: +28º 23′ Object Type: Globular Cluster Location: Bonilla (Cuenca) SPAIN Date: 15 May 2010 Media: graphite pencil, white paper, inverted GIMP 2 Telescope: SCT 8″ Eyepiece: Baader Hyperion 13 mm Mag.: 155X M 3 is one of the brightest globular clusters and … Continue reading Beautiful Stellar City


The Globular and the Galaxy

Object Name: M 13 and NGC 6027 (Constellation of Hercules) Object Type: Globular Cluster and Galaxy Location: Bonilla-Cuenca SPAIN Date: May 15, 2010 Media: graphite pencil, white paper, inverted GIMP 2 Telescope: SCT 8″ Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion-Aspheric Mag.: 65X Mariano Gibaja Spanish-English translation using Google Language Tools: The globular cluster M 13 is my … Continue reading The Globular and the Galaxy


Globular Cluster M13 and Galaxy NGC 6207

Messier 13 and NGC 6207By Mariano Gibaja Object Name: M 13 and NGC 6027 (Constellation of Hercules) Object Type: Globular Cluster and Galaxy Location: Bonilla-Cuenca SPAIN Date: May 15, 2010 Media: graphite pencil, white paper, inverted GIMP 2 Telescope: SCT 8″ Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion-Aspheric Mag.: 65X Spanish-English translation using Google Language Tools: The globular … Continue reading Globular Cluster M13 and Galaxy NGC 6207


Globular Cluster M5 and STF 1930

Messier 5 and STF 1930Sketch and Details by Mariano Gibaja Object Name: M 5 (NGC5904) and STF 1930 in Serpens constellation. Object Type: (Globular Cluster/Double Star) Location: Bonilla (Cuenca) SPAIN Date: 2010-April-10; UT: 23;30 Medium used: Graphite pencil one white paper. Photoshop:inverted Equipment used: SCT 8″ (64X) The observation of this globular cluster is very … Continue reading Globular Cluster M5 and STF 1930