Mar 9

M 101 Pinwheel Galaxy

The next session without a freeze of my GEM28. I’m really happy about it, but it’s exhausting to monitor all the time the guide star during the session. I’m convinced that the next freeze will come! We’re in the galaxy season, so here is the next one 🙂 Details

Mar 5

NGC 4236 Galaxy

The next galaxy. A very faint one. NGC 4236. And again no freezes on my GEM28 during this 5 hours session 🙂 Anyway, I checked the guide star position every 10 minutes… Details

Mar 1

M 106 and companions

My GEM28 worked very well last night. No freezes this time. And what a beautiful (but cold) night. Messier 106 had the best position for shooting at home. 4 hours exposure time, but I removed the light polluted subs from the beginning at 20:00h. Details

Feb 8

NGC 2903 Galaxy

Yesterday I had 2 problems on my GEM28. First, the hand controller menu button didn’t work (to start the star alignment), but since my GEM still was in zero position I simply switched it off and on. Later one more time my GEM28 freezed, after 18 exposures. So annoying! Nevertheless I was able to take […]

Feb 6

NGC 2683 UFO Galaxy

And the next galaxy 🙂 This time the NGC 2683 UFO Galaxy. To my surprise there is also a small interacting galaxy (IC 2421) in the lower left part. Again no freeze/crash on my GEM28. But I don’t trust it… I did the math: 24 sessions total –> 6 freezes! So on averaga every fourth […]

Jan 31

The Phantom Frisbee Galaxy

Yeah, no crash/freeze this time on my GEM28! The whole session (around 5 hours) went without problems 🙂 Why not always like this… I really only need more focal length for all the small galaxies like the Silver Sliver Galaxy and this one: NGC 3079 The Phantom Frisbee Galaxy, at 50 million light years distance. […]

Jan 1

M 81, M 82 & NGC 3077

Happy New Year!!! Finally clear sky after almost months of bad weather… Anyway, after midnight it got foggy, so only 1h45′ integration time for M 81 Bode’s Galaxy, M 82 Cigar Galaxy and NGC 3077. Hope for more clear nights for 2022! Details

Oct 12

NGC 891 Silver Sliver Galaxy

This kind of object makes me wish for more focal length 😉I hope soon… After my Tests Part V I started to capture this fascinating galaxy. Unfortunately the “almost-crash” took around 20 minutes of valuable time… whatever, I like the result 🙂 Total integration time: 2h 46′ Details

Sep 3

M33 Triangulum Galaxy

That wasn’t funny at all… after 17 lights suddenly I noticed a huge drift in DEC, M33 were not centered anymore. But a correction was not possible, I was able to navigate within the menu on the hand controller, but no reaction on commands… even back to zero position was not possible… 🙁Only after a […]