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Total Lunar Eclipse 2018
Total Lunar Eclipse 2018
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...
The Veil Nebula
The Veil Nebula
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...
The ISS and the Sun
The ISS and the Sun
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...
A little Update – June
A little Update – June
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...
Markarian’s Chain
Markarian’s Chain
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...
The Moon and Jupiter
The Moon and Jupiter
I was using my old telescope, a Vixen AC 80/1200, to take some photos of the Moon (closeups) and also Jupiter. Well, actually I took videos and used the free tool “Registax” to extract...
Astro Update April 2018
Astro Update April 2018
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...
Astrophoto Collection 2017
Astrophoto Collection 2017
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...
TdBw 2017 in Penzing
TdBw 2017 in Penzing
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....
Barmsee at night
Barmsee at night
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. Here...
Natur in Pfaffenhofen
Natur in Pfaffenhofen
Start der “Natur in Pfaffenhofen”, der kleinen Landesgartenschau. Am 24.5.17 war Eröffnung und bis zum 20.8.17 sind ihre Pforten geöffnet. Hier einige Eindrücke vom Gelände der Gartenschau. Das Album werde ich nach und nach...
MUC/EDDM – 25th anniversary
MUC/EDDM – 25th anniversary
May 21 was the last day of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Munich Airport. Time for a familiy excursion (with a camera). The German Air Force sent some of the “birds”.
E-3A Sentry
E-3A Sentry
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 the AWACS,...
Spotting in Toulouse
Spotting in Toulouse
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...