Jul 21

NGC7000 – iOptron GEM28

Next first light with the iOptron GEM28. OK, the coming moon is annoying, but so far I’m really happy with the result. Even 6 minute subs were no problem at all. Since my apartement’s lights were fully illuminated, to be able to read my notes and statistics, there is a faint reflection in the right […]

Jul 12

NGC7380 Wizard Nebula

Finally the sky was clear last night, so I captured once again the Wizard Nebula. With my last results I never was really happy. It is a difficult object for 400mm focal length… f/5.6, 2x drizzled and resized to original resolution. Details Cropped:

Jul 6

NGC7000 & IC5070

First light for my new UV-IR block filter. I want use it instead of the CLS-CCD filter, mainly to gather light wavelengths that are blocked by the CLS-CCD filter. 2x drizzled, resized to original resolution, almost no color manipulations except of calibration. I’m really sursprised about the result. It looks more dynamic to my last […]

Jun 15

Cygnus Loop

Once again I captured the Cygnus Loop during the last two fantastic nights 🙂 The first night I’d to fight with wind… half of the subs were unusable…Yesterday was perfect! No wind and absolutely clear sky… Unsure how much star size reduction… I chosed this “medium” version 😉 Details

Jun 2

Dark Shark Nebula

This was a bit challenging after 3 years break. I simply didn’t take the moon into account… 🙁 I started to capture the Dark Shark Nebula a few days ago when the moon was already visible from midnight. Bad idea…Even at 4° altitude above horizon the Moon reflects too much light to capture dark nebulae, […]

May 31

Propeller Nebula

My first shot of the Propeller Nebula in the “nebula-rich” Cygnus region. 2h21′ integration. Captured on my balcony. 2x drizzled, resized to original resolution (50%). Details Propeller Nebula cropped:

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, Total integration time 214min. Details

Oct 19

NGC1499 California Nebula

I noticed during B22 shooting, I can go higher with exposure time than I tought. So I tried 180s for the California Nebula. And it worked like a charm 🙂 Details

Oct 16

Bubble Nebula Wide Field

Since days very good weather conditions. It’s a complete different thing to photograph with a modified DSLR compared to last years image. 2021 reprocessed with slightly different/new processing steps. 2x drizzled, scaled down to original resolution. The old version is still available on AstroBin. Details