Low-End Astro Gallery

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Andromeda

HDR composition

thumb missing...
Date: 2019-10-26
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Telescope: Skywatcher 6" F5 PDS Newton
Coma Corrector: TS GPU
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Guiding: TS-Optics 50mm DeLuxe Mini with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Lights: 20 x 10min, 10 x 3min, 10 x 1min
Correction: flats, darks, bias
ISO: 800
Filter: IDAS LPS-D1 (clip)
Location: Höhenberg

Orion Nebula

HDR composition

thumb missing...
Date: 2019-02-24
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Telescope: Skywatcher 6" F5 PDS Newton
Coma Corrector: Baader MPCC Mark III
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Guiding: TS-Optics 50mm DeLuxe Mini with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Lights: 24 x 5min, 20 x 1min, 20 x 12s
Correction: flats, darks, bias
ISO: 800
Location: Höhenberg

Lunar Eclipse II

...and two stars!

thumb missing...
Date: 2019-01-21
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Telescope: Skywatcher 6" F5 PDS Newton
Coma Corrector: Baader MPCC Mark III
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Guiding: TS-Optics 50mm DeLuxe Mini with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Lights: 1 x 8s
ISO: 800
Location: Kager

Western Veil Nebula

First Light with Skywatcher 6" PDS

thumb missing...
Date: 2018-10-04
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Telescope: Skywatcher 6" F5 PDS Newton
Coma Corrector: Baader MPCC Mark III
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Guiding: TS-Optics 50mm DeLuxe Mini with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Lights: 34 x 5min
Correction: flats, darks, bias
ISO: 800
Location: Höhenberg

Mars

Mare Cimmerium and Syrtis Major

thumb missing...
Date: 2018-08-13
Camera: ZWO ASI 120 MC
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Focal Length: 1200mm with 3x Barlow
Mount: EQ Platform
Imaging: 334s with 1,8ms shutter (best 3%)
Location: Höhenberg

Lunar Eclipse

The moment when the moon steps out of Earth's shadow

thumb missing...
Date: 2018-07-27
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Lens: Canon 400 F5,6
Focal Length: 400mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Aperture: 5,6
Lights: 1 x 2,5s
ISO: 100
Location: Kager

Lagoon Nebula

A very clear night in Höhenberg

thumb missing...
Date: 2018-07-07
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Lens: Canon 400 F5,6
Focal Length: 400mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 5,6
Lights: 21 x 3min
Correction: flats, darks, bias
ISO: 800
Filter: IDAS LPS-D1 (clip)
Location: Höhenberg

M51

M51 revisited

thumb missing...
Date: 2018-05-06 and 2018-05-05
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Lens: Canon 400 F5,6
Focal Length: 400mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 5,6
Lights: 80 x 3min
Correction: flats, darks, bias
ISO: 800
Filter: IDAS LPS-D1 (clip)
Location: Home

M101

M101 revisited

thumb missing...
Date: 2018-04-07
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Lens: Canon 200 F2,8
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 4
Lights: 24 x 5min
Correction: flats, darks, bias
ISO: 800
Filter: IDAS LPS-D1 (clip)
Location: Höhenberg

Barnard's Loop

After a desperate time of waiting...

thumb missing...
Date: 2018-02-14
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Lens: Canon 50 F1,8
Focal Length: 50mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 4
Lights: 42 x 5min
Correction: flats, bias
ISO: 800
Filter: IDAS LPS-D1 (clip)
Location: Beratzhausen

h & Χ Persei

NGC 869 and NGC 884

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-11-23
Camera: Canon EOS 600D(a)
Lens: Canon 200 F2,8
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 3,5
Lights: 52 x 1,5min
Correction: flats, darks, bias
ISO: 800
Filter: IDAS LPS-D1 (clip)
Location: Home

Plato

At the northeastern shore of the Mare Imbrium

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-10-30
Camera: DMK 21AU618.AS
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Focal Length: 1200mm
Mount: EQ Platform
Imaging: 30s with 1,5ms shutter
Location: Home

Veil Nebula

The visible portions of the Cygnus Loop

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-08-21, 2017-08-26, 2017-10-14
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 200 F2,8
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 3,5
Lights: 40 x 3min + 22 x 3min + 21 x 5min
Correction: flats, darks, bias
ISO: 800
Filter: Last part with IDAS LPS-D1 (clip)
Location: Höhenberg, Osterberg (BTM), at home

Steaming Teapot

...and the center of the galaxy

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-07-17
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 50 F1,8
Focal Length: 50mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 4
Lights: 22 x 2min
Correction: 20 flats, 20 bias
ISO: 400
Location: Home

Saturn

Thanks to almost magical Wavelet transformation...

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-06-19
Camera: ZWO ASI 120 MC
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Focal Length: 1200mm with 3x Barlow
Mount: EQ Platform
Imaging: HDR Composition of 30ms and 15ms shutter, 10min, best 5%
Location: Home

M13

Hercules Globular Cluster

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-05-27
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 200 F2,8
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 3,5
Lights: 35 x 2min
Correction: 20 flats
ISO: 200
Filter: IDAS LPS-D1 (clip)
Location: Home

Jupiter and Io

Thanks to almost magical Wavelet transformation...

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-05-17
Camera: ZWO ASI 120 MC
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Focal Length: 1200mm with 3x Barlow
Mount: EQ Platform
Imaging: 240s with 7,5ms shutter (best 25%)
Location: Home

M81 and M82 revisited

Even IFNs can be adumbrated...

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-04-23
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 200 F2,8
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 3,5
Lights: 69 x 2min
Correction: flats, darks, bias
ISO: 800
Location: Höhenberg

Rosette Nebula

In the snout of Monoceros

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-02-26
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 200 F2,8
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 3,5
Lights: 42 x 3min
Correction: 20 flats, 60 bias
ISO: 800
Location: Höhenberg

Orion's Realm

A very dusty place

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-01-28
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 200 F2,8
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 3,5
Lights: 82 x 2min
Correction: 50 flats, 60 bias
ISO: 800
Location: Höhenberg

Vallis Alpes

Revisiting the valley

thumb missing...
Date: 2017-01-06
Camera: ZWO ASI 120 MC
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Mount: EQ Platform
Focal Length: 1200mm with 3x Barlow
Imaging: 3,5min (10ms shutter)
Location: Home

Pleiades

Christmas stars over Regensburg

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-11-28
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 200 F2,8
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 4
Lights: 1,8h (10s + 31 x 186s + 2 x 300s)
ISO: 400
Filter: IDAS LPS-D1 (clip)
Location: Home

Halo

A 22°-halo around "Supermoon"

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-11-14
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Sigma 17-50 F2,8 EX
Focal Length: 17mm
Location: Home

Andromeda

M31 and its companions

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-10-31
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon 200 F2,8
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Guiding: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder with ZWO ASI 120 MC
Aperture: 4
Lights: 48 x 185s + 1 x 123s
ISO: 800
Location: Berghütte Schareben

Summer Triangle

Deneb, Vega, Altair and a few clouds

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-09-24
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Sigma 17-50 F2,8 EX
Focal Length: 17mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Aperture: 5
Lights: 15 x 3min
ISO: 800
Location: Höhenberg

M27

The Dumbbell Nebula and its white dwarf in the center

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-09-03
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Aperture: 4
Lights: 28 x 1min
Darks: 20
ISO: 400
Location: Home

Cygnus

Tabby's Star (KIC 8462852) and a black hole (Cyg X-1)

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-08-08
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Sigma 17-50 F2,8 EX
Focal Length: 28mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Aperture: 4
Lights: 8 x 5min
Darks: 5
ISO: 400
Location: Winzerer Höhen

Transit of Mercury

Finally the seeing improved..

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-05-09
Time: 17:46:07 MEST
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Mount: EQ Platform
Lights: 1 x 1/1250s
ISO: 100
Location: Regensburg Ägidienplatz

M81 Group

M81, M82, NGC3077, NGC2976

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-05-07
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Aperture: 5
Lights: 60 x 1min
Darks: 30
ISO: 400
Location: Home

M101 and NGC5474

The Pinwheel Galaxy grasps at the dwarf

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-05-05
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Aperture: 4
Lights: 50 x 2min
Darks: 20
ISO: 400
Location: Home

M51 (II)

Second try on the Whirlpool-Galaxy

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-04-30
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Aperture: 5
Lights: 60 x 1min
Darks: 30
ISO: 400
Location: Home

M51 & η Ursae Majoris (Alkaid)

First image made with Star Adventurer

thumb missing...
Date: 2016-04-02
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Aperture: 5,6
Lights: 90 x 1min
Darks: 30
ISO: 800
Location: Höhenberg

Moon

44%

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-11-18
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Lights: 1 x 1/100s
ISO: 100
Location: Home

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter and Mars

Mars can barely be seen, but it's there

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-10-27
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Sigma 17-50 F2,8 EX
Focal Length: 17mm
Aperture: 2,8
Lights: 1 x 3,2s
ISO: 100
Mount: Tripod
Location: Home

Andromeda

M31, M32, M110

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-09-11
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 200mm
Lights: 44 x 20s
Darks: 50
ISO: 1600
Mount: EQ Platform
Location: Home

Albireo

β Cygni

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-07-20
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Lights: 1 x 5s
ISO: 3200
Mount: EQ Platform
Location: Home

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-07-01
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Sigma 17-50 F2,8 EX
Focal Length: 20mm
Aperture: 2,8
Lights: 1 x 2s
ISO: 100
Mount: Tripod
Location: Home

Sky over Kager (no Polar Lights)

The Milky Way in Cygnus including Deneb and faint North America Nebula

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-06-24
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Sigma 17-50 F2,8 EX
Focal Length: 17mm
Aperture: 2,8
Lights: 28 x 15s
ISO: 3200
Mount: Tripod
Location: Winzerer Höhen

Moon, Jupiter and Venus

Again nice constellation

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-06-20
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Sigma 17-50 F2,8 EX
Focal Length: 35mm
Aperture: 2,8
Lights: 1 x 1/2s
ISO: 100
Mount: Tripod
Location: Home

Venus and Mercury

Mercury is bottom right

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-05-02
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Sigma 17-50 F2,8 EX
Focal Length: 28mm
Aperture: 4
Lights: 1 x 2s
ISO: 400
Mount: Tripod
Location: Home

Partial Solar Eclipse 2015

Saros cycle 120 member 61

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-03-20
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Lights: 9 images merged (with 1/1000s and 1/500s)
ISO: 100
Mount: EQ Platform
Location: Regensburg Ägidienplatz

Pleiades

M45 (Atlas, Pleione, Alcyone, Merope, Maia, Asterope and Sterope, Taygeta, Electra, Celaeno), composed by Gottfried Meißner

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-03-18
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 100mm
Lights: 16 x 30s
ISO: 1600
Mount: EQ Platform
Location: Höhenberg

Orion Nebula (II)

M42 (M43), NGC1977, IC434 (very faint Horsehead Nebula), NGC2024 and M78

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-03-18
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 70mm
Lights: 20 x 30s
ISO: 1600
Mount: EQ Platform
Location: Höhenberg

Moon, Venus, Mars

Nice constellation

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-02-20
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 100mm
Lights: 1 x 2s
ISO: 100
Mount: Tripod
Location: Home

C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy

Got it...

thumb missing...
Date: 2015-01-13
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 200mm
Lights: 10 x 2,5s
Darks: 9
ISO: 6400
Mount: Tripod
Location: Home

Orion Nebula (I)

M42 and M43

thumb missing...
Date: 2014-12-26
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 F4 L
Focal Length: 200mm
Lights: 1 x 60s
ISO: 400
Mount: EQ Platform
Location: Home

Moon

75%

thumb missing...
Date: 2014-06-08
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Lights: 1 x 1/400s
ISO: 100
Location: Home

Vega

First light with EQ Platform

thumb missing...
Date: 2014-05-25
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Lights: 1 x 30s
ISO: 800
Location: Home

EQ Platform Base

Base of the equatorial platform

thumb missing...
Date: 2014-05-19

Telescope and EQ Platform

Skywatcher 8" 1200mm mounted on my self-made equatorial platform

thumb missing...
Date: 2014-05-19

Moon Surface

Experiments with eyepiece projection

thumb missing...
Date: 2014-05-11
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Telescope: Skywatcher 8" 1200mm
Focal Length: 1200mm / 4mm eyepiece projection ~15m
Lights: 1 x 1/40s
ISO: 400
Location: Home