Sunday, November 15, 2009

The planet Mars on Nov. 15th, 2009

The Mars regions Acidalia Planitia, Arabia Terra, Cydonia and Capri Chasma are slightly visible in the following infrared image.
Date: 15.11.2009
Time 1:35 MET
Apparent diameter: 8,7"
Distance from Earth: 1,072 AU
Brightness: 0,35 mag
Telescope: Mewlon 210 (21cm, f/11.5)
Camera: ToUCam
Filter: Baader IR pass
Software: Giotto v2

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Barnard 303

Hallo fans of dark nebulae and emissions nebulae, the area around NGC 6559 and IC4685 show us some interesting objects:
  • Barnard 302 and 303 (my name is "the little snake"),
  • SH2-31 and 32, a planerary Nebula Min 1-41 and
  • some dark nebula (LDN ).
I took 4 pictures à 20 minutes with a Canon EOS 350 DA and a H-alpha Filter 13 nm from Astronomics. I used a 200/1000 Newton to capture this photo. For a larger version click here, please:

cls Holger