Aug 3

M31 Andromeda

This is my second M31 Andromeda attempt at 400mm fl. Now focused with the Bahtinov mask, modified DSLR and more acquired lights compared to last year (2016: 130x90s, Now: 113x120s). Only 2 nights. It was the max I could reach due to the bad wheater… really bad this year 🙁 And I tried to process […]

May 21

NGC6888 Crescent Nebula

Finally clear sky after raining the whole day yesterday… a wonderful area in Cygnus constellation: the Crescent Nebula and nebulosity around it. I re-focused 3 times. I started shooting without let the lens cooling down first… I don’t know if the low temperatures was responsible for de-focusing… Details crop 2x drizzle:

Feb 19

Messier 78

Messier 78, about 1600 LY distant from Earth. Unfortunately I didn’t hit the focus very well 🙁 My coldest night this season… -5°C but it felt like -20°… I never shivered this way before while focusing… I need better gloves and a few more layers of clothes 😉 Details

Dec 30

NGC 2237 Rosette Nebula

I started on our local mountain Weissenstein… but it was so windy… impossible to work… Finally I ended again on Gurnigel 🙂 It was also very windy at the beginning… good I decided to stay longer. It was it worth 😉 Details

Dec 28

IC 434 Horsehead Nebula

Perfect start into holidays with IC 434 Horsehead Nebula and his beautyful neighbor NGC 2024 Flame Nebula 🙂 What a wonderful clear and cold night at 1600m on Gurnigel. The next days it should stay clear… hope for some more shots of this area 🙂 Details

Aug 8

NGC 7023 Iris Nebula

I’m very happy with this result of NGC 7023 🙂 I tried the Iris Nebula a few weeks ago from my home. Just 20 minutes (13 x 90s) at 280mm without guiding. But that’s not camparable with this one… I was very careful with the polar alignment and balance. And I had luck. I did a test […]