Collage of the Solar System

Hey folks!
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.

Latest posts:

  • First light with my EQ6-R Pro and the Canon EOS 700Da
    Why is a good mount important? – 23.06.2020 Hey folks, so finally everything arrived. My old rig was quite overwhelmed with my ambitions and had to be replaced. Why so? – First reason was the old mount. The mount is undoubtedly the […]
  • Venus & the impact of seeing
    30.12.2019 – 23.04.2020 New aspect:Visualize the impact of seeing while taking images of Venus. Image acquisition & processing:I took three different images of Venus during the recent few months. All of the images were taken with the exact same hardware and setting […]
  • #23: M51 „Whirlpool Galaxy“ – first time auto-guiding
    & „It’s too much!“ – beginning backlash-errors or the EQ3 -Pro 29.04.2019 – 04.05.2019 New aspects: – first time with an auto-guiding system– Guiding shows first signs of overcapacity– revisited a target for noise reduction– first „proper“ galaxy– longest project so far […]
  • #22: Autoguiding – Failures and wasted time
    31.03.2019 New aspect: Trying autoguiding for the first time Guiding basics: During the last sessions I slowly build up the dream of autoguiding my images. There are many advantages of having a guidecam with a guidescope attached to your main scope. The […]
  • #21: Crab nebula with short exposures & failed polar alignment with M81
    25.05.2019 New aspect #1: Failed polar alignment issues New aspect #2: Capturing an object with high ISO and low exposure time Image acquisition: M81: On this night I originally wanted to capture more data on M81 and M82 to increase the quality […]