Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Some people like it hot!

Some people like it hot,

on Karfriday I have taken my Watec 120N+ on the excellent
equipment of Wolfgang H.
It’s a 160mm Tec Apo with Baader CERF 155 mm,
Solar Spektrum Advanced Observer Filter with 0.3 Angström.
We have seen a very sharp sun in his bino.
I used some AVI`s to create these pictures.
Clear skies on day and night

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Blinking Planetary Nebula

Hi folks, I am reporting live from my roof observatory in Germany. I am now observing the Blinking Planetary Nebula PLN 83+12.1 in Cygnus using my 21cm Dall Kirkham telescope at a magnification of 200x. This planetary nebula is really small and faint (9.8mag), however it clearly differs from its neighbour 10.30mag star. I think it's oval, isn't it? The seeing conditions do not permit more "zoom" tonight. If I could, I would go up to 500x.. maybe next time.. cs px

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Year Of Astronomy 2009

This is a photo of our "meeting" yesterday in Backnang/Germany. We counted about 100 visitors although the sky was cloudy. At the same time Edwald, Holger and Panagiotis gave a top-class speech about the star constellations and the celestial objets in the Max Born Gymnasium High school in Backnang. The big telescope is our 75 cm (f/4) reflector. Photo property of