Spring galaxies were observed with the Celestron 9 in the observatory in Wulkaprodersdorf.
Category: Observing report
Alpine joy: Jupiter, Venus and Orion, 16 February 2023
As part of a ski tour in Mönichkirchen, I was able to spot Venus and Jupiter in the west at dusk. The alpine starry sky with Orion at night is phenomenal.
Comet observing / C/2022 E3 (ZTF), 29 January 2023
C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is a long-period comet from the Oort cloud that was discovered by the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) on 2 March 2022. In the eventing of January 29, 2023, the comet was easilyContinue reading
Sun spot region 3190 on January 14, 2023
Sun spot activity is still intensifying. Viktor and Christian were able to observe the sunspot region 3190 through a Celestron 9 telescope.
Sun spot region 2941, 13 Febuary 2022
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
Crescent moon and Venus at dawn, 11 August 2021
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
Partial solar eclipse, 10 June 2021
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
Observing globular clusters in Ophiuchus and Sagittarius
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