13.07.2020 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.
12.07.2020 There are once in a lifetime events that no one should miss. Observing a bright comet is one of those rare things. This year we got the chance to witness a very bright and majestic comet: comet NEOWISE.
26.06.2020 New aspect: Testing the coma aberration on a Newton Telescope This time I was testing the errors I encountered during my first light session (M27). I saw the stars in the corners being elongated towards the center of the image. This elongation was to be expected – it is called „coma“ and is a […]
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 most important part of your equipment. No fancy OTA will produce sweet DSO […]
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 – a ASI ZWO120MC-S Color planetary webcam with a 3x Barlow lens on […]
& „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 Image acquisition:So finally every part of my new guide-scope arrived and I could […]
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 ability to use the guidescope for advanced polar alignment in phd2. There you […]
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 of this image by a factor. So I set up my rig as […]
16.02.2019 New aspect: Stay long on two galaxies Image acquisition: This time I wanted to capture tow cool galaxies in one frame. I searched Stellarium the day before and found those two beautiful galaxies. They fit into the FOV of my camera/scope as I use an old Olympus E510 and a Skywatcher 150/750 Newtonian reflector. […]
31.01.2019 New aspect: Visual observation of DSOs Image acquisition: This two images of the Orion Nebula were taken using a smartphone hand-held in front of the 2” lens. This evening I observed a few DSOs with my Skywatcher 150/750 Newtonian on my little Skywatcher EQ-3 Pro mount. Doing visual astronomy is normally not really my […]