Feb 16

M97 and M108 (400mm)

This evening I checked in Stellarium the sky and found this 2 nice objects. M97 Owl Nebula and M108 Surfboard Galaxy. Asking myself why I didn’t found and shoot them earlier… so easy to find with the star Merak 🙂 Details

Feb 15

M82 Cigar Galaxy

OK, this galaxy size brings my equipment to the limit… Details Drizzle 2x integration: Standard integration:

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. The higher I am, the better the images 😉 Details

Nov 17

M33 Triangulum Galaxy

Very frustrating weather since weeks here… So I’m very lucky I could catch M33 before the Moon rising this evening. Details:AstroBin

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 26

M31 Andromeda 400mm

This Andromeda image contains 130 images (90 seconds) from 2 nights. 24. and 25. August 2016. Total integration time: 3.2 hours 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: […]