Christian has been very active in March 2020 and was able to extensively test his camera equipment over several days. A sun halo, Venus with the Plejades and the Starlink satellites were photographed.
Viktor and Jürgen could observe a sun halo and sun dogs from different locations in Austria. Viktor were Viktor was at the traditional ski flying event on the Kulm in Tauplitz, Styria; Jürgen was ableContinue reading
Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, transited the sun on 11 November 2019. The last transit of Mercury was in 2016. The next one won’t be until 2032. During a transit, Mercury appearsContinue reading
46P/Wirtanen is a small short-period comet with a current orbital period of 5.4 years. The comet was discovered photographically on January 17, 1948, by the American astronomer Carl Avatar Wirtanen. On 16 December 2018 theContinue reading
Namibia is the top destinition for astronomers and star gazers. Due to the low population density, the very low air pollution and the non-existing light pollution the country offers ideal conditions to explore the southernContinue reading
Since march 2018 I noticed the bright shining planet Venus in the western evening sky. A photo from Christian encouraged me to observe Venus shortly after sun set. I also realised that seeing conditions wereContinue reading
Atmospheric phenomena are optical phenomena arising from the optical properties of the Earth’s atmosphere. Christian were able to take photos of three different types of atmospheric phenomena: a sun pillar at sunset, a 22° sunContinue reading
Viktor has a new astro toy. The master of star hopping has a Goto-mount, finally! Upgrading his Takahashi EM-200 mount with Goto-capability was too expensive and no option for him. So he contacted Tommy NavratilContinue reading