On July 27 we expected to see one of the astronomical highlights for the year: a total lunar eclipse. We were really unlucky with the weather. Two weeks of sunshine and then a thunderstorm cell develo...Read More
A couple of nights ago, I had a go for the Veil Nebula in Cygnus. I underestimated the size of the EOS 700D sensor and just went for the Eastern Veil Nebula, also known as the Network Nebula. Two days...Read More
Finally! The first time I tried to capture a lunar ISS transit was about about half a year ago. I pretty much messed it up. Since then we had a couple of transits which could be watched from not too f...Read More
I have been working on my photoediting workflow. Improved (I think) some of my old images, like the Rosette Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula. Also had a go at the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, North A...Read More
Been really busy with my new setup lately – finally good weather. I tried to make use of the longer exposure times I can achieve thanks to the new mount and autoguiding. Still many things to lea...Read More
I’ve been a busy bee making use of almost every clear night. Slowly but surely I am upgrading my equipment. Modified Canon 700D and now a new mount (iOptron iEQ 45pro). Here is a selection of ph...Read More
In 2017 I got myself an iOptron SkyGuider Pro – a little travel mount which allowed me to take photos with more than only a few seconds of exposure. In addition to the mount I got myself a small...Read More
For the third year in a row the federal armed forces celebrated the Armed Forces Day on June the 10th. At 16 sites in Germany the armed forces opened their gates to welcome visitors. In Bavaria the ai...Read More
Finally had a chance to do a milky way panorama shoot in the alps. Barmsee near to Garmisch-Partenkirchen was the chosen location. The weather was ideal so we decided to drive there spontaneously. Her...Read More
Today a very special E-3A Sentry left Manching airbase. It’s on its way to Geilenkirchen. Final preparations will be made there before the 35th anniversary of the NATO E-3A Component. Apart from...Read More
Finally had a chance to do a bit of spotting. Thanks to a business trip to Toulouse I could get a few shots of the local aviation industries’ babies, like the A300-600ST Beluga and one of the A3...Read More
Spent a fantastic week end at Achensee in Tirol, Austria. Splendid weather apart from the snow… Well, on the other hand it was the snow that made for some great shots. We also went to a very nic...Read More
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