The Veil Nebula is a collection of emission and reflection nebulae located in the constellation Cygnus around 2400 light years away from Earth.
38 hours after new moon, I was able to spot the crescent moon at dawn on the western horizon. A clear night with a transparent sky revealed a good view of the summer Milky WayContinue reading
Christian took a 45 minute smartphone exposure to photograph polar star trails. Unfortunately the image was destroyed by nomerous Starlink satellites crossing the field of view. Viktor was testing his new astrofilter system and wasContinue 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
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 andContinue reading
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 wasContinue reading
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 testingContinue reading