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Vintage Picture Gallery

Vintage chemical photographs, taken before 1992, with very limited tools and rudimentary techniques.

Astrophotography not always been a matter of CCDs, autoguiding, digital processing and the Internet. In the old days, all we had was a film SLR camera, a telescope, and if you were very lucky, a quality equatorial mount.

There was no Internet, no forums to share information, or Amazon to find more books, and there was not really a lot of money to spend on telescopes (no cheap Chinese telescopes were available on the market).

Looking back, achieving these results with those such limited means seems an impossible goal. But we did.

These images have a very light processing, if any, after being scanned from paper copies.


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La astrofotografía no siempre fue un asunto de CCDs, autoguiado, procesamiento digital y de Internet. En los viejos tiempos, todo lo que teníamos era una cámara réflex de película, un telescopio y, si eras muy afortunado, una montura ecuatorial de calidad.

No había Internet, ni foros para compartir información, ni Amazon para buscar más libros, y no había realmente mucho dinero que gastar en los telescopios (no había telescopios chinos baratos disponibles en el mercado).

Mirando hacia atrás, alcanzar esos resultados con esos medios tan limitados parece un objetivo imposible. Pero lo hicimos.

Estas imágenes tienen un procesado muy ligero, si tienen alguno, tras su digitalización desde papel.


Andromeda  

M31-M32 area (1989)
M31 & M32 unguided film image, taken in 1989.

Auriga  

M37 - NGC2099 - Auriga (1990)
Open cluster

Cygnus  

Cygnus (1990)
Wide field picture of Cygnus area

Orion  

M42 - NGC1976 - Orion Nebula (1991)
One of my very first film astro images (1991), recently reprocesed


Orion wide field (1989)
Vintage b&w film picture of the constellation of Orion (1989)

Sun 

Sun spots (1989)
Sunspots, my very first astrophoto, march 1989.

 
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