At the beginning of April 2020, Venus as the brightest planet, wanders through the bright open star cluster Pleiades, also known as Messier 45 in Taurus. Christian was able to take images of this constellation.
Viktor and Jürgen could observe a sun halo and sun dogs from different locations in Austria. Viktor were Viktor was at the traditional ski flying event on the Kulm in Tauplitz, Styria; Jürgen was ableContinue reading
Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, transited the sun on 11 November 2019. The last transit of Mercury was in 2016. The next one won’t be until 2032. During a transit, Mercury appearsContinue reading
46P/Wirtanen is a small short-period comet with a current orbital period of 5.4 years. The comet was discovered photographically on January 17, 1948, by the American astronomer Carl Avatar Wirtanen. On 16 December 2018 theContinue 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
Since march 2018 I noticed the bright shining planet Venus in the western evening sky. A photo from Christian encouraged me to observe Venus shortly after sun set. I also realised that seeing conditions wereContinue reading
Atmospheric phenomena are optical phenomena arising from the optical properties of the Earth’s atmosphere. Christian were able to take photos of three different types of atmospheric phenomena: a sun pillar at sunset, a 22° sunContinue reading