This december Jupiter and Saturns position in the sky are very close. This is a very rare event. I hiked above the fog to capture it before clouds rolled in for the next few days.Read More
Category Archives: planets
Jupiter, Mars & Saturn 2020
Image of Jupiter and Saturn from 2020Read More
Venus with 200mm reflector
Without an UV or deep violet filter, the Venusian atmosphere appears very bland, but the phase is very prominent in this image.
Moon – Jupiter conjunction 03.01.2019
When my wife noticed the beautiful thin crescent moon in a gap in the clouds I rushed to the deck on our roof, to take a picture of the conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter. At first I went bare-footed, but after a few seconds I couldn’t stand the snow under my bare soles, and put on some slippers. But I was still only wearing my sleeping attire, boxer shorts and a worn-out T-shirt. Temperature was -5°C.Read More
Clavius, Vallis Alpes, etc.. and Venus!
Today I pointed the 20cm Newtonian telescope again towards the moon. Shortly after first quarter quite a few nice landscapes are visible.
All images were captured as 120s AVI files using a 3x Barlow lens and the QHY5IIc camera.
Venus and Mercury conjunction
Saturn and Jupiter, 2017-06-11
Jupiter gets lower and lower each night, while Saturn is nearing Opposition.
Processed with Autostakkert (Stacking) , Registax (Wavelet Sharpening), Fitswork (de-noise and iterative Gauss sharpenging) and Photoshop (Color and Gamma adjustment).
Due to a cold front that just had passed earlier today, the air was quite unstable. Therefore today’s shots turned out quite unsharp.
Astro-Physics 127mm f/8, 2x Vixen Barlow, QHY5L-IIc camera. Read More