Jan 29

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

Not the best conditions tonight… but after weeks of bad weather I tried it with M101 Pinwheel Galaxy at home. Anyway… I need to go up to a mountain again for shooting next time.Β The higher I am, the better the images πŸ˜‰ Details

Sep 8

IC 342 Galaxy

Third largest spiral galaxy on our sky, smaller only than the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and the Triangulum Galaxy (M33). But it is very very faint. Even not visible on a 180sec. shot. Total integration time: 6 hours, 9 minutes (3 sessions) Details

Aug 11

M33 – 2015 vs. 2016

Comparison of M33, 2015 and 2016 The images are taken from my home at Derendingen with the Skywatcher Star Adventurer and Manfrotto 190PRO3 tripod. 2015 image re-stacked and re-processed in PixInsight. M33 – 2015: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L, EOS 100D f/3.5 ISO1600 18 x 120s (36min) 6 Darks, 10 Bias No guiding M33 – 2016: […]

Aug 7

M33 Triangulum Galaxy

First light with my new Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L @ f/5.6. Very nice lens! Unfortunately I’d to go down with the exposure time more than believed. But anyway a nice result πŸ™‚ Total 134 minutes. Details