Apr 22

41P Animation

Distance from earth around 24,5 million km, estimated coma diameter 134’000km, speed 37km/s: Comet 41P/Tuttle–Giacobini–Kresák Of course I created an animation 🙂 56 frames (400mm, 150s, f/5.6 ISO1600) Date: 21. April 2017 Time: 21:45h – 00:17h CEST   See here how I created the animation.   YouTube

Apr 22


This comet was really, really a fight… First failure was to believe stellarium the position of 41P. It’s wrong! I tought the comet is just very faint so I continued with the shooting. After stacking the session, no comet on the image…. so second try on the next day. Searching the right position. Much better, […]

Jan 14


My first attempt to catch a comet: Catalina 😀 I was surprised and fascinated about it’s “fast” movement… and I had to find out how to stack the subs in DSS to have Catalina in focus. Details