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 […]

Jun 17

NGC7380 Wizard Nebula

The Wizard Nebula, for the first time with modified DSRL and drizzled 2x. The weather was not excellent… but I’m quite happy with the result. And finally the nights starts becoming longer again soon… Details

May 29

IC1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula

Again I had to realize that the Elephant Trunk Nebula is very very faint. The modified DSLR captured more colors than last year unmodified, but next time I need more lights. Anyway I’m surprised with the result because it was very high temparature (RAW shows about 30°C sensor temperature) and not 100% clear weather. Details […]