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.
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
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
A relaxed vacation day ended with the question of what on earth is Venus doing here below the moon. Venus as the evening star has completely passed me by. Some photos for image documentation wereContinue reading
On June 10, 2021, a partial solar eclipse took place over Austria at noon. The solar eclipse is unfortunately a small partial one, from Austria the area of the solar disk is only darkened byContinue reading
Christian was able to observe an atmospheric phenomenon in the daytime sky, namely iridescent clouds. Cloud iridescence or irisation is a colorful optical phenomenon that occurs in a cloud and appears in the general proximityContinue reading
The Ophiuchus constellation lies in the southern sky, near the celestial equator. Its name means “the serpent bearer” in Greek. If you only observe in the first half of the night, Ophiuchus is not soContinue reading