Sunday, June 28, 2009

Our latest star parties in Germany

These are some photos of our star parties in May/June 2009 in Germany. cs px

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Dumbbell Nebula

The Trifid Nebula

Good evening everybody, this nebula M20, the Trifid Nebula, is a location, where new stars are born. The clouds of H2 and dust built some Protostars, look at the Hubble picture of M20. One Jet ejected from the Protostar. We can´t see the Protostar, because the clouds of gas and dust are very condensed. Clear skies Astroholgi

Monday, June 15, 2009

Observing the space from the roof-light

Good evening everybody,

I spent the Saturday night with some friends in my roof observatory, looking at the Moon and Jupiter as they rised at approx. 01:30 CEST. It was an amazing view looking both of them even without a telescope. Till that moment, the dark night sky was excellent for observing deep sky objects like NGC7662 (the blue snowball planetary nebula), NGC663, M103, M29, and M27. NGC281 and the Cirrus nebula NGC6960 were almost invisible even with 21 cm aperture. Two nights ago ;-) I observed M13, M5, M12 and IC4665 using a small FS-60C refractor from my backyard.


Sunday, June 07, 2009

What's up behind the cloudy sky?

Good evening everybody,

what a wonderful evening! Holger, the co-author of "The Dot In AstroDigital.Net" sent me an email a few minutes ago and he asked me to upload his newest creations on our Blog. Please, enjoy the views of some nebulas and galaxies, celestial objects far behind our solar system.


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