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
IC 1805 is a huge emission nebula in Cassiopeia.is emission nebulae in Cassiopeia. The exposure time was about 4 hours using a Takahashi FSQ106ED refractor @ f/5 and an ATIK 383L+.
IC 1848 is a huge emission nebula in Cassiopeia.is emission nebulae in Cassiopeia. Several small open clusters are embedded in the nebula: CR 34, 632, and 634 (in the head) and IC1848 (in the body).Continue reading
The Pleiades or Seven Sisters (Messier 45) is an open star cluster in the constellation Taurus. The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 millionContinue reading
This interesting region full of dark nebulae is situated in Cygnus, to the northeast of NGC 7000, the North American Nebula. The exposure time was about 4 hours using a Takahashi FSQ106ED refractor @ f/5Continue reading