Sep 21

M45 Pleiades

Since weeks bad weather… but yesterday I had luck 🙂 So, again M45 Pleiades (how wonderful to focus with the Bahtinov mask because of the bright stars…), this time at f/5.6. Therefore no spikes. It looks more realistic to me with the round stars and no spikes… Drizzled 2x and resampled to original resolution. Details

Aug 26

NGC7293 Helix Nebula

Yeah. I got more lights 🙂 I had luck with the weather… it was risky to drive on Gurnigel. I had to wait 1 hour… but then clear sky 🙂 The Helix nebula looks very very similar to M57 regarding shape and colors. Very interesting… 2x drizzled and resized to original resolution. Includes the lights from […]

Aug 23

NGC7293 Helix Nebula

It was on top of my shooting list: the Helix Nebula The night started very good. But I had to wait for the Helix Nebula because it is very very low… Unfortunately clouds arrived quickly so I had to stop shooting… Shooting the Helix Nebula at Gurnigel (clouds arriving from west):   NGC 7293 Helix […]

Aug 21

M33 Triangulum Galaxy

Yes! Clear Sky! Like every year 🙂 , again M33 Triangulum Galaxy. This time without color manipulation. Details And here the drizzled one. Same processing, other white balance, 2x drizzled:

Aug 15

IC59 & IC63 Ghost Nebula

Clear sky today 🙂 The ghosts of Cassiopeia… The star Navi (Gamma Cassiopeiae) is perfect for focusing (mag. 2.15)! Absolutely clear pattern visible. Details Drizzled 2x, reprocessed, resized to original resolution:

Aug 3

M31 Andromeda

This is my second M31 Andromeda attempt at 400mm fl. Now focused with the Bahtinov mask, modified DSLR and more acquired lights compared to last year (2016: 130x90s, Now: 113x120s). Only 2 nights. It was the max I could reach due to the bad wheater… really bad this year 🙁 And I tried to process […]

Jul 17


Finally clear sky 🙂 And a new (for me) beautiful nebula region. Details Cropped, 2x drizzled, resized to fit original resolution:

Jul 7

Cygnus Objects

My last few photographed objects are all located in Cygnus constellation. Just for fun I created an overview: Objects: 1 – Sh2-119 Diffuse Nebula 2 – NGC 7000 North America Nebula 3 – Sadr Region 4 – NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula 5 – Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula 6 – Sh2-114 Flying Dragon Nebula 7 – Cygnus Loop […]