M 101 Pinwheel Galaxy
M 101 Pinwheel Galaxy

30 April 2019

After having shot the Whirlpool Galaxy multiple times I wanted to try something different. The Pinwheel Galaxy seamed to be the perfect target. Easy to find and a comparable size.

M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy
M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy

21 April 2019

This time my plan was only to improve on my polar alignment skills. By chance I got M 51 into my field of view so that I thought it might not hurt to take some subs.

Astrophotography Time-lapse 2018
Astrophotography Time-lapse 2018

12 April 2019

I finally assembled the summarizing video for 2018.

Galaxies around Leo and Virgo
Galaxies around Leo and Virgo

30 March 2019

This was my first attempt to photograph some of the galaxies between the constellations Leo and Virgo. The image is not quite what I hoped for but nevertheless I got at least some galaxies. The most prominent ones are NGC 4762 and NGC 4754 as well as NGC 4649 also known as M 60.

For the next time I have to improve my abilities to find my target without using a goto-mount. Perhaps then I will be able to photograph Markarian's Chain which should roughly be in the same area.

Milky Way
Milky Way

11 August 2018

Just a quick shot of the early vertical milky way and mars.

Summer Triangle and Otzberg Castle
Summer Triangle and Otzberg Castle

07 July 2018

This time I took an overview picture of the milky way and a nice picture with the Otzberg Castle and Mars and Saturn.

M 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy or "Lessons Learned - Part 2"
M 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy or "Lessons Learned - Part 2"

14 April 2018

With the chance of at least some hours of clear skies I decided to give M 51 a second try and discovered that even a good peace of gear doesn't improve my image if I forget to turn it on.

New Toys and Veste Otzberg at Night
New Toys and Veste Otzberg at Night

30 March 2018

I tested the timelapse function of the Star Adventurer using the standard firmware.

M 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy or "lessons learned setting up a sky tracking mount"
M 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy or "lessons learned setting up a sky tracking mount"

22 March 2018

On march 20th I got another chance to utilize, test and learn to use my sky tracking mount. This time I pointed my camera to M 51 the Whirlpool Galaxy and got away with an image that has its flaws but is a nice start getting into the photography of deep sky objects and certainly encourages me to go out and continue shooting.

Unboxing my new Star Adventurer
Unboxing my new Star Adventurer

18 March 2018

I finally found the time and motivation to publish the unboxing video of my Star Adventurer which I bought back in January as well as a descriptive blog entry.

Orion Constellation
Orion Constellation

05 February 2018

After a depressingly long time without even the slightest hint of a clear sky I finally got the chance to test my new CLS filter and the tracking mount.

Astrophotography Timelapse 2017
Astrophotography Timelapse 2017

01 January 2018

To conclude my first year of owning a DSLR and starting to photograph the night sky I decided it would be nice to have a video that documents my progress. Et voilà - here it is.