Nov 23

IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

After weeks of bad weather finally a clear night. I started shooting 10 minutes after setup, so the lens had to cool down during the session. I had to re-focus every 20 minutes… Drizzled 2x, resized to original resolution. Details

Oct 21

NGC1499 2016-2017

This is the result of my first attempt to combine my 2016 and 2017 image with different exposure in PI. Both sessions @ f/5.6,Β Total integration time 214min. Details

Oct 15

B 22 Taurus Dark Cloud (4′)

The weather is still good πŸ™‚ Again B22 Taurus dark cloud nebula. This time 240s exposure instead of 120s. Much better result than my first image. Details Now I have more than 5 hours lights. Combined image from 2 sessions (46 x 240s + 74 x 120s = 332minutes) Session 2 image (46 x 240s, […]

Oct 14

B 22 Taurus Dark Cloud (2′)

A very special object. NGC2087 surrounded by Barnard 22 interstellar matter. I had no idea what to expect regarding to a single 120s preview image… I like the result but it will be worth to invest more time in it πŸ˜‰ Details

Oct 12

NGC281 Pacman Nebula

I was surprised by the fact, that I never shot the Pacman Nebula during the last 2 years. So this evening was a good possibility for it πŸ™‚ f/5.6, drizzled 2x Details

Sep 21

M45 Pleiades

Since weeks bad weather… but yesterday I had luck πŸ™‚ 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.Β I got more lights πŸ™‚ I had luck with the weather… it was risky to drive on Gurnigel. I had to wait 1 hour… but then clear sky πŸ™‚ 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 […]