Today the Great Red Spot was prominently visible: Read More
Supernova 2017eaw, discovered by Patrick Wiggins is located in the so-called fireworks galaxy. The supernova is the tenth supernova in this specific galaxy to be recorded during the last 100 years.
This is the third supernova discovered by Patrick Wiggins, overall he searched 1051 nights and took about 500000 images of galaxies for his finds.
Software used: Autostakkert 3.0, Registax, Fitswork. This version is a bit softer, shows much less artifacts but still more detail I think.
I also updated the animation with reprocessed frames Read More
Yesterday evening I was able to use the stable seeing shortly after sunset for some images of the moon:
Jupiter is near opposition this April, here is the view from April 9th:
Today two big sunspot groups were prominently visible on the sun:
Today Venus was a very delicate crescent, with only about 4% of it’s visible disc illuminated by the sun. I used the 127mm f/8 refractor with a 1.4x teleconverter and took a number of images using the Nikon D750. 20% of 46 individual images were used to create this image using the software Autostakkert:
The sun shows only few spots when near solar minimum. Today the Spots AR2629 and 2628 were clearly visible.
Inspite of all the beautiful stars, I have a fascination for the dark stuff lurking between them Today I managed to get almost an hour of exposures of the Taurus molecular cloud,