Moonlit Castle Otzberg
Moonlit Castle Otzberg

14 September 2019

The nights have not been clear for a long time and although this night did not look promising we descided to go out and revisit the castle Otzberg - not to get any meaningful deep sky images but to put our wideangle lenses to some use.

This is my result of that moonlit night. Due to extensive stacking there should be hardly any noise but the colors induced by the artificial lighting of the castle are giving me a hard time.

The Veil Nebula
The Veil Nebula

23 August 2019

See what I could achieve on an object like the Veil Nebula using only an unmodified stock DSLR.

M 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy
M 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

08 August 2019

Imaging the Andromeda Galaxy was on my bucket list for the last two years and I finally got a chance to cross that one off. However not all went as planned.

ITV 2019 (Internationales Teleskoptreffen Vogelsberg)
ITV 2019 (Internationales Teleskoptreffen Vogelsberg)

01 June 2019

My first time at a star party. More telescopes and darker skies than I have ever seen lead to a very productive trip.

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.