Spring galaxies were observed with the Celestron 9 in the observatory in Wulkaprodersdorf.
Alpine joy: Jupiter, Venus and Orion, 16 February 2023
As part of a ski tour in Mönichkirchen, I was able to spot Venus and Jupiter in the west at dusk. The alpine starry sky with Orion at night is phenomenal.
Comet observing / C/2022 E3 (ZTF), 29 January 2023
C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is a long-period comet from the Oort cloud that was discovered by the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) on 2 March 2022. In the eventing of January 29, 2023, the comet was easilyContinue reading
Sun spot region 3190 on January 14, 2023
Sun spot activity is still intensifying. Viktor and Christian were able to observe the sunspot region 3190 through a Celestron 9 telescope.
Partial Solar Eclipse , 25 October 2022
This is the second partial solar eclipse of 2022. It is visible from most of Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and western parts of Asia. A relaxed observation in an almost cloudless, blue sky.
Full moon hike, 7 October 2022
Viktor attended the full moon hike of the “Naturfreunde Wulkaprodersdorf” with his Takahashi 4″ refractor. After a long time again a public observation evening.
Jupiter and moon, 7 October 2022
A late “summer” day in October tempted me to observe Jupiter and the moon. Warmy windy weather resulted in bad seeing. That was quite predictable. Very interesting constellation of 3 jovian moons.
Moon craters, Test of ASI290mm camera, 10 May 2022
I finally got my hands on the ZWO ASI 290mm CCD camera for planetary and lunar imaging. Seeing was not good, but the results of the session, e.g. from the moon crater Clavius, make meContinue reading
Sun spot region 2941, 13 Febuary 2022
The face of the sun has changed. After a long spotless drought, spots on the sun’s surface can be seen again. Sunspot group 2941 could be observed on the northwestern horizon and still shows aContinue reading