Tuesday, September 29, 2009

M27 planetary nebula in Cygnus

Hello friends,
this is my first picture with my new QHY8 Pro.
For the larger version look here:

cls from Holger

Spots on the Sun surface

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Sun is back!

It's a couple of years ago, since I observed a sun spot. Yesterday, I again observed the Sun using a baader astrosolar filter and I indeed noticed some spots on its surface (see photo). The Sun is back! Since the Sun has an activity period of 11 years and the count of sun spots are propotional to its activity, no spots are observable in low activity periods. That was the case in the last two years.
Warning: Do not observe the Sun without a special solar filter! The intensive sun light will seriously damage your eyes!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Sun in the fog

The Sun in the fog, as seen today morning from the city of Backnang in Germany. Note, no filters are used to capture this photo. Even so, the sun disc is clearly visible simultaneously with the rest landscape.

This is a cropped version of the same photo, digitally processed with a Sepia filter.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nebulae with EOS 350 DA

hey friends of nebulae,
looking here my last pictures with my EOS 350 DA.
The panetary nebula NGC7293:

the reflexion nebula NGC7023:

and the emmisions nebula IC1805

Clear skies