10.06.2021 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 shades the sun.
Revisit M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy
05.03.2021 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 galaxy before – check out this post – but this was with the …
First image of the Sun
12.08.2020 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 try.
Dark skies in France
26.07.2020 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 any major city the camping site and the beach in particular offered my …
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.
Oberving Comet NEOWISE
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.
Coma aberrations with my Newtonian Telescope
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 …
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 most important part of your equipment. No fancy OTA will produce sweet DSO …
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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 – a ASI ZWO120MC-S Color planetary webcam with a 3x Barlow lens on …
#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 Image acquisition:So finally every part of my new guide-scope arrived and I could …
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