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The Observatory

About

The observatory is located north to Rodopi mountain 260m above sea level at a location with unique and mild climate. It is equipped with a Skywatcher 200pds ( D=200mm, F=1000m ) telescope with Celestron CG-5 GT GOTO computerized mount. Shots are taken with Pentax k-m DSLR with 10Mpix DX format CCD. IR and AA filters are removed. A second camera is Pentax k-5 DSLR with 16Mpix DX format and high sensitivity CMOS sensor. Observatory is used for astrophotography and testing photography equipment, software and shooting techniques.

References

Tihomir Yosifov: http://cosmicbeat.eu/ Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium – Gabrovo: http://planetarium-gb.eu/ Astronomical Association Sofia: http://www.aas.bg/ Astronomy forum: http://forum.starrydreams.com/ National Observatory Rozhen: http://www.nao-rozhen.org/index_bg.htm SkyAndTelescope magazine: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/ Astronomy calendar: http://astrocalendar.50webs.com/

Contact

E-mail: cosmicbeat@abv.bg

Publications

Astronomy Calendar for 2016 - Institute of Astronomy of Bulgarian Academy of Science. Article: DSLR general application for astrophotography. (http://nao-rozhen.org/astrocalendar/2016/Astronomical_calendar_2016.pdf)

“Astrophotography with digital camera ”, Andromeda magazine, 2 (129) 2012, Astronomical Association Sofia (http://planetarium-gb.eu/data/Ast_Ph_Tihomir_Y.pdf)

“New technologies, CCD cameras for astrophotography”, Andromeda magazine, 9 (107) 2007, Astronomical Association Sofia (http://cosmicbeat.eu/astronomy/publications/TYosifovCCD.pdf)

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Astrophotography



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