Sep 21

M45 Pleiades

Since weeks bad weather… but yesterday I had luck 🙂 So, again M45 Pleiades (how wonderful to focus with the Bahtinov mask because of the bright stars…), this time at f/5.6. Therefore no spikes. It looks more realistic to me with the round stars and no spikes… Drizzled 2x and resampled to original resolution. Details

Aug 26

NGC7293 Helix Nebula

Yeah. I got more lights 🙂 I had luck with the weather… it was risky to drive on Gurnigel. I had to wait 1 hour… but then clear sky 🙂 The Helix nebula looks very very similar to M57 regarding shape and colors. Very interesting… 2x drizzled and resized to original resolution. Includes the lights from […]

Aug 23

NGC7293 Helix Nebula

It was on top of my shooting list: the Helix Nebula The night started very good. But I had to wait for the Helix Nebula because it is very very low… Unfortunately clouds arrived quickly so I had to stop shooting… Shooting the Helix Nebula at Gurnigel (clouds arriving from west):   NGC 7293 Helix […]

Aug 15

IC59 & IC63 Ghost Nebula

Clear sky today 🙂 The ghosts of Cassiopeia… The star Navi (Gamma Cassiopeiae) is perfect for focusing (mag. 2.15)! Absolutely clear pattern visible. Details Drizzled 2x, reprocessed, resized to original resolution:

Jul 17


Finally clear sky 🙂 And a new (for me) beautiful nebula region. Details Cropped, 2x drizzled, resized to fit original resolution:

Jun 19

Sh2-114 Flying Dragon Nebula

I decided to spend one more night shoot the Flying Dragon Nebula. Combined now the image contains 3 hours of lights. The result is much better than before, but the nebula is still very very faint… the longer exposure reveals more details in the faint nebula from the great wings of the dragon. Anyway, it […]

Jun 18

Sh2-114 Flying Dragon Nebula

OK, this one was really a challenge… first, it was very windy and a little bit cloudy. Second, I lost the guide star and therefore more than 1 hour was worthless (86 total acquired lights = 215minutes) … Actually I don’t know why… everything was fixed well. An acoustic alarm if the guide star is […]