Sep 22

IC 1848 Soul Nebula

Finally cooler and longer nights ๐Ÿ™‚ But the session started with a non-responding GEM28 after starting the guiding calibration… so annoying!โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹At least the rest of the night was problem-freeโ€ฆ Details

Aug 29

The Silver Sliver Galaxy

Unfortunately I had to crop the image due to a strong reflection across the entire upper part of the image. It must have been caused by the star Almach (Mag. 2.15)… It’s time to darken the tube of my 130PDS. 2x drizzled and resized. Details

Aug 26

M 33 Triangulum Galaxy

The weather forecast wasn’t the best… but I tried my luck and wasn’t disappointed! M 33 is the ideal size for my 130PDS ๐Ÿ™‚ Details

Aug 23

Persei Double Cluster

Finally I could try my 130PDS on the Persei Double Cluster. I was concerned about the diffraction spikes. But I’m pleasantly surprised ๐Ÿ™‚ Details

Aug 23

M 31 Short Exposure

While waiting for the main object I decided to take some shots of M 31 Andromeda Galaxy with my 130PDS ๐Ÿ™‚I have to rotate my DSLR about 20 degrees to get the best possible field of view for Andromedaโ€ฆ next time… Details

Aug 1

NGC 281 Pacman Nebula

My DSLR doesn’t like these temperatures… Had to fight with background noise structures. Looking forward for the colder nights ๐Ÿ˜‰ Details

Jul 3

Cygnus Wall

650mm focal length is already to much for the whole North America Nebula, so I tried to capture the most interesting area of the North America Nebula. At least most interesting to me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Details

Jul 2

NGC 7380 Wizard Nebula

Finally clear sky! The Wizard Nebula now with 650mm focal length.What a difference to my previous shots of the Wizard Nebula at 400mm ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Details