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.
On August 7th, a partial lunar eclipse took place in Europe. The moon was already in eclipse as it rised in the east at sunset, with the Rosalia mountains in the foreground. The sky was clear and I could take some photos from my terrace.
Christian has a new toy, the Olympus E-M10 system camera. In the Zagersdorf wind park area he produced a nice widefield polaris startrail image. And poor Viktor had to perform as guinea pig for testing the live composite function by producing a horizontal ground-based “star-trail”.
Christian took a 15 minutes exposure of Polaris startrails with with a Christian wayside shrine at the outskirsts of Wulkaprodersdorf.