February 1, 2017

The Rosette Nebula - Semi-BiColor

 Altair Astro Imaging Newtonian Telescope 200/800 f4 on EQ6-PRO GOTO Mount and Autoguiding with Orion StarShoot Autoguider. Camera: modified Canon EOS 700D DSLR Camera with Astronomik CLS Light Pollution filter. 35x5min, ISO 800 - semi-...

January 26, 2017

Giants of the M81 Galaxy Cluster

 Altair Astro Imaging Newtonian Telescope 200/800 f4 on EQ6-PRO GOTO Mount and Autoguiding with Orion StarShoot Autoguider. Camera: modified Canon EOS 700D DSLR Camera with Astronomik CLS Light Pollution filter. 44x5min exposures, ISO 80...

January 21, 2017

The Great Orion Nebula

 Altair Astro Imaging Newtonian Telescope 200/800 f4 on EQ6-PRO GOTO Mount and Autoguiding with Orion StarShoot Autoguider. Camera: modified Canon EOS 700D DSLR Camera with Astronomik CLS Light Pollution filter. 19x5min and 10x2min exposures, ISO...

January 1, 2017

Orion is a prominent constellation visible in the winter evening sky from the Northern Hemisphere. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations.  The distinctive pattern of Orion has been recognized in numerous cultures around the world, and many m...

January 1, 2017

At the end of November New Moon came again and finally on the 3rd of December the sky was clear too! After a very nice visit with friends at the christmas market in the Monastery of Maulbronn I decided to build up the very new telescope setup and take some pictures. Th...

November 8, 2016

About the Image

My son was born on the 10th of October and this the beginning of a new era also for my astrophotography projects: I do not prefer longer sessions anymore during the whole night far away from home. Instead of this I tried to build up a new concept and do...

October 8, 2016

The Andromeda Galaxy:

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older t...

August 28, 2016

As the first project for my new Skywatcher EQ6 SynScan GoTo mount I chose a real deep-sky target: two galaxy-groups in the constellation Pegasus located about 40 and 300 million light years away from our earth.

Overview image:

Image data:

Telescope: Skywatcher N...

August 15, 2016

For those who are interested in astrophotography there is a new article by me published in the most popular german online photo-magazine called “fotoespresso”.  

In the article you can read about different techniques of astrophotography and it is a good summary if...

August 13, 2016

During the new moon in August this year the weather made telescopic deep-sky photography almost impossible. Middle of August is well-known for an astronomical highlight event: the Perseid meteor shower which was extremely strong this year thanks to the positive gravita...

August 1, 2016

Slowly it is again new moon and time to deep sky photography. On Thursday I was on call and therefore on Friday night was not able physically to transport my gear somewhere else. The weather was also a little bit cloudy and windy. So I decided if I can´t go to the star...

August 1, 2016

For educational purpose I collected some of my astrophotos in a slideshow some month ago. The presentation begins with pictures about my equipment followed by two very simple timelaps of the milky way which present the rotation of the earth and the problems of moving s...

July 15, 2016

Yesterday we spent a really good dinner with our friends in one of our favorite Italian restaurant. The weather was extremely cloudy and the moon at 81% phase made deep-sky photography impossible. Despite of my holiday for this reason I did not plan anything with my te...

July 13, 2016

The Eagle Nebula is one of the most well-known deep-sky object since the famous Hubble photo called  "Pillars of Creations". Another name of this object is "Hand of God" because of the dark dust clouds which form a giant hand scattering newborn stars to the sky.  My pl...

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