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° sun halo and a wonderful rainbow.
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 Navratil from Teleskop Austria who offered a Skywatcher mount AZ EQ6GT with similar load capacity and full Goto-capability.
Deep sky observing on a 1700 meters high mountain without being disturbed from direct street lamp stray light and ground fog. A team of 4 amateur astronomers enjoyed views of the summer milky way and nebulae in Sagittarius. The highlights were Cirrus and Veil nebula, the Helix as well as Trifid and Lagoon nebula.
Christian could photograph some spectacular lightnis during the numerous thunderstorms the contrary 2017 summer.