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Lenten "promise" 2017

Lenten “promise” 2017

I’ll share my view on this related to my Lenten “promise” this year again. Lenten promises should take us “out of our comfort zone” to help us to truly do the penance we should do and to grow closer to God. Besides no meat, no alcohol, no cheese, no sweets, which is easy, cutting down...
Electronically Assisted Astronomy with  Atik Infinity

Electronically Assisted Astronomy with Atik Infinity

Electronically Assisted Astronomy (EAA) means here real-time (or nearly real-time) viewing of astronomical objects (usually deep sky) with an aid of electronic device. Typically I use DSLR HDR-video or CCD live stacking, sometimes video cameras. Electronically Assisted Astronomy comes with a moderate price tag, especially with the newest cameras. I use an Atik Infinity with...
recent-events-2017

recent-events-2017

recent-events-2017
Munich Fall Infraphotography

Munich Fall Infraphotography

 
Stonehenge – England

Stonehenge – England

Revisiting Stonehenge after 20 years.The remarkable feat of engineering—some of the stones came from dozens of miles away—and acts like a huge astronomical calendar, aligned with the summer and winter equinox and still keeping track of the moon after more than 5,000 years.
32. ITT 2016 : Drei Beobachtungsnächte auf der Emberger Alm

32. ITT 2016 : Drei Beobachtungsnächte auf der Emberger Alm

Dienstag den 29. September, bis Freitag, den 30. September, 2016 Ich konnte schon am Dienstag kommen, und die meisten Wetterseiten prognostizierten gleich für die erste Nacht die besten Chancen auf klaren Himmel – mit zunehmend schlechter werdenden Aussichten für die Nächte danach; Aus unserem VSW-Spechtelumfeld kamen Ben und Manfred später dazu. Insgesamt war es auf...
Planetary imaging  with an EOS 60Da and BackyardEOS

Planetary imaging with an EOS 60Da and BackyardEOS

The first chance to observe 2016 Mars opposition was the beginning of June,  motivating me to use  my EOS 60Da  for planetary imaging with BackyardEOS.  Starting in May, Mars headed towards opposition on May 22nd towards a cycle of favorable oppositions, with Mars near perihelion, while Earth is near aphelion.  But there was gruesome weather...
Merkurtransit 2016

Merkurtransit 2016

Bilder mit einer D60a und Sonnenfilter vom Merkurtransit. Vor 13 Jahren hatte der letzte in Europa sichtbare Durchgang des Planeten Merkur vor der Sonnenscheibe stattgefunden mit ähnlich gutem Wetter. Noch während das 8-stündige Ereignis seinen Lauf nahm, wurden bereits beeindruckende Bilder in sozialen Netzwerken verbreitet und liefen etliche streaming Webcasts, von denen viele allerdings zusammenbrachen....
Extreme Neumondsichel Mai 2016

Extreme Neumondsichel Mai 2016

Neumondsichel Mai 2016 Wegen des schönen Wetters war es am Samstag Abend möglich noch schnell die schmale Mondsichel (im Fernrohr) zu erhaschen. Nach dem Neumond vom 06.Mai 2016 um 21:30 war für den 7.Mai Abends mit dem Erscheinen der Mondsichel zu rechnen. Die Bedingungen waren aber nicht besonders gut. Die Deklination des Mondes war relativ...
Remote Observatory from a warm room

Remote Observatory from a warm room

I am in the early trial stage of a small obsy, a Remote Observatory over USB on top of an nearby garage. I have a mount on an existing platform with power, which I want to control from my office room about 15m from the my little town house. I wanted to control the setup...
Astrophotography With a Nexus 5 Cell Phone

Astrophotography With a Nexus 5 Cell Phone

Nowadays many love their cell phone with its built-in camera feature.So my local observatory wants not only offer visitors to view through our telescope, but give assistance to mobile astronomy? What do they do? I wanted to check out Astrophotography With a Nexus 5 Cell Phone. To make a long story short, since there is...
Suburbian Messier hunting with an Atik Infinity ccd in a white zone

Suburbian Messier hunting with an Atik Infinity ccd in a white zone

Some more suburbian Messier hunting with an Atik Infinity ccd astronomy camera on a 80/600 TMB Triplet Fluorite Apo. I have fought a bit with my secondary mount – an old HEQ5 – which is always ready in my office, and the suburban light pollution.  The drift within an hour ist noticeable, the live stacking...