This is the new website of catchingphotons. It aims to be an extension of the Youtube channel #catchingphotons and thus will provide
- additional information
- a personal astro-related blog
- helpful or funny DIY projects
- info and reviews about hardware I own
- instructions for useful software you need
- and a collection of Messiere objects I captured till now!
I hope you find this collection of information helpfull or entertaining and it will help or support you on your journey through this amazing hobby of astronomy/ astrophotography.
- Solar Eclipse 2021 – LIVE from my backyard10.06.2021 This day was special! On the 10th of June 2021 the sun, the moon and the earth formed a perfect line. This is the circumstance when solar eclipses do occur and the moon drifts between us and the sun and hence …
- Revisit M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy05.03.2021 New aspect: Imaging a decently bright target with my new rig Image acquisition & processing:My new setup is ready and I was eager to use it for a bright and beautiful target – like the Whirlpool Galaxy. I imaged this particular …
- First image of the Sun12.08.2020 New aspect: After imaging the sun during the transit of Mercury I decided that I wanted to try imaging the sun in it’s entire glory. So I took out the DSLR and my 750mm FL Newton telescope and gave it a …
- Dark skies in France26.07.2020 New aspect:Imaging under a dark sky – taking an image of the Milky Way Image acquisition:My family and I were holidaying in France at the western Atlantic coast. The weather was overwhelming and the trip wonderful! Being fairly far away from …
- Rotating Jupiter13.07.2020 New aspect:This time I wanted to capture two things at once: A) The first proper image of Jupiter with its great big red spot and B) An animation of Jupiter revealing it’s rotational movement.