Image of Jupiter and Saturn from 2020Read More
M16 has become famous with the famous image of the Hubble telescope showing the pillars of creation. They are also visible in the center of the image below.
This was a first, quick test with the 0,75x reducer (27TVPH) – but I think focus was not good, so my judgement about the quality of the image the focuser delivers is not final yet.Read More
I find edge-on galaxies especially pleasing, I guess this is the reason while I return to NGC4565 so often.
While the images were captured, the Starlink satellites which launched yesterday passed almost through the Zenith. They were still very closely grouped, and changed dramatically in brightness when the culminated almost in the Zenith. Here are some images of that pass:
Soon after reaching their highest point in the sky, they entered Earth’s shadow and became unobservable.
Without an UV or deep violet filter, the Venusian atmosphere appears very bland, but the phase is very prominent in this image.
Comet Atlas C/2019 Y4 makes a rather sad appearance in this wind-shaken exposure.Read More