Jan 7

2017 Retrospective

I wish everyone clear skies for 2018! Hopefully the weather will be much better than 2017 😉

Nov 23

IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

After weeks of bad weather finally a clear night. I started shooting 10 minutes after setup, so the lens had to cool down during the session. I had to re-focus every 20 minutes… Drizzled 2x, resized to original resolution. Details

Nov 16

Illuminator Adapter

I got a new 3D printed polar scope illuminator adapter for my Star Adventurer (Thank you, Stefan!!!). It should be delivered with the Star Adventurer… IMO it’s absolutely neccessary to be able checking polar alignment with all equipment mounted, or simply to check polaris position during a session. And this is the new, 3D printed […]

Oct 21

NGC1499 2016-2017

This is the result of my first attempt to combine my 2016 and 2017 image with different exposure in PI. Both sessions @ f/5.6, Total integration time 214min. Details

Oct 15

B 22 Taurus Dark Cloud (4′)

The weather is still good 🙂 Again B22 Taurus dark cloud nebula. This time 240s exposure instead of 120s. Much better result than my first image. Details Now I have more than 5 hours lights. Combined image from 2 sessions (46 x 240s + 74 x 120s = 332minutes) Session 2 image (46 x 240s, […]

Oct 14

B 22 Taurus Dark Cloud (2′)

A very special object. NGC2087 surrounded by Barnard 22 interstellar matter. I had no idea what to expect regarding to a single 120s preview image… I like the result but it will be worth to invest more time in it 😉 Details

Oct 12

NGC281 Pacman Nebula

I was surprised by the fact, that I never shot the Pacman Nebula during the last 2 years. So this evening was a good possibility for it 🙂 f/5.6, drizzled 2x Details