June 29, 2022
PHOTOS: An astronomy enthusiast creates amazing stargazing photos in Joinville

PHOTOS: An astronomy enthusiast creates amazing stargazing photos in Joinville

Passionate about astronomy, resident of Joinville, North Santa CatarinaHe spends hours observing the sky and recording the stars. Bruno Araujo, 43, who arrived to begin his astronomy graduation in Rio de Janeiro, had to interrupt the course when he came to live in Santa Catarina – but he never lost interest in the universe. Currently, he has set up an observatory at home, with equipment that allows him to take several pictures of the night sky.

Images of the Moon and planets such as Saturn and Jupiter have already been captured by Bruno’s lens. He has also recorded some nebulae – a type of cosmic cloud -.

Among Bruno’s longest works is a picture of Eta Karinawhich is a star in the constellation a modelWhich is 7500 light-years away from Earth. According to him, the creation of the picture – done in partnership with a friend – took more than 20 hours of exhibitions.

Check out the photos Bruno took during his notes:

Planeta Saturno – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Tridida and Lagoa - Bruno Araujo / Personal archive / ND
Tridida and Lagoa – Bruno Araujo / Personal archive / ND

Photo of Crater 1 - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Photo of Crater 1 – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Center Nebuloda eta carinae - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Center Nebuloda eta carinae – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Omega Centauri Agglomerate - Bruno Araujo / Profile / ND
Omega Centauri Agglomerate – Bruno Araujo / Profile / ND

Crater 2 - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Crater 2 – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Ara's Dragons - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Ara’s Dragons – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Eta Karina - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Eta Karina – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

The Great Orion Nebula - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
The Great Orion Nebula – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Jupiter - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Jupiter – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Trifid Nebulae - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Trifid Nebulae – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Picture taken from the moon 25.09 - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Picture taken from the moon 25.09 – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

The Lagoon Nebula - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
The Lagoon Nebula – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Tarantula Nebula - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Tarantula Nebula – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Moon Surface 1 - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Moon Surface 1 – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

Moon's surface - Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND
Moon’s surface – Bruno Araujo / Personal Archive / ND

start notes

Bruno began observations with a simple 114 mm aperture Newtonian telescope. “Using it was a bit more complicated because it was 100% manual equipment. After a few years, I had the opportunity to purchase my second equipment, which is more advanced, but not very suitable for astrophotography.”

Bruno became more and more interested in astrophotography and decided to sell his equipment to buy another one more suitable for the area. “With current equipment, the possibilities of photography have expanded a lot and over the years I have taken many pictures of the night sky, the more the Joinville sky collaborates,” he explained.

The first equipment Bruno used in the notes - Bruno / Profile / ND
The first equipment Bruno used in the notes – Bruno / Profile / ND

The second equipment that Bruno acquired to use in his observations of the stars, it was not very suitable for photographs - Bruno Araujo / personal archive / ND
The second equipment that Bruno acquired to use in his observations of the stars, it was not very suitable for photographs – Bruno Araujo / personal archive / ND

Bruno's current equipment allows him to take better pictures of the sky - Bruno Araujo/Personal Archive/ND
Bruno’s current equipment allows him to take better pictures of the sky – Bruno Araujo/Personal Archive/ND

observatory at home

The new equipment was more expensive and complex, and the process of assembling and disassembling the equipment was laborious. Therefore, Bruno decided to create a convenient place to leave the equipment.

The observatory was built 5 years ago, on the third floor of the house he lives in, in the Brasília neighborhood. The space has a roof that opens and closes, allowing you to leave the equipment assembled and ready to use.

Image of Saturn captured by Bruno's lens - Photo: Bruno Araujo/Personal Archive/ND
Image of Saturn captured by Bruno’s lens – Photo: Bruno Araujo/Personal Archive/ND