Currently Venus and Jupiter are pairing up for a brilliant conjunction in the evening sky, here are some images:
M13 and M3 are two very fine globular clusters visible in the spring sky:
After a long spell of clouds of rain, on sunday evening I took advantage of a few clear hours to get some more data on M51. This image is a combination of raw images from April 20th and May 10th. The total exposure time is now at 64 minutes.
The VAA, my astronomy club acquired a Canon EOS 60Da for astrphotography together with a Samyang/Rokinon/Walimex 85mm f/1.4 lens, here are some first results. Accidentially I forgot to use the RAW setting, therefore all images were acquired as JPEG… Read More
The Moon, Venus and Aldebaran were grouped nicely in the evening sky above the Lake of Constance on April 21st 2015: Read More
After I acquired the 127mm refractor I was on the search for an affordable mount suitable for astrophotography, serendipitously I learned that my astronomy club is in the possession of an old but working Meade LXD 650 mount. It turns out, the LXD carries the refractor quite nicely, here are the first images shot with that combination:
NGC is a long time favourite of mine, the galaxy is beautiful in the eyepiece as well as in pictures:
The sky was beautifully clear today, so I decided to try out the QHY5-II camera on the sun: