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
Equipment test and polar star trails destroyed by Starlink
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 in the Austrian Alps, 25 August 2017
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
New image: Partial lunar eclipse, 7 August 2017
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
New observing report with images: Polaris startrails and the windpark
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
New star trail image: Polaris startrails and the wayside shrine
Christian took a 15 minutes exposure of Polaris startrails with a Christian wayside shrine at the outskirsts of Wulkaprodersdorf.
Crescent moon, Saturn, Venus at dawn
The young crescent moon, Venus, Saturn and Sabik, η Oph formed a perfect square.
Deep sky image: IC 1805, the heart nebula in Hα :
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+.