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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Venus after the sunset

The planet Venus after the sunset as observed from my roof observatory in Germany. The bad local seeing conditions and the low altitude of the planet in the horizon are blooring the photo. Anyway, the Venus phase is still clearly visible.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

M2 - a globular cluster in Aquarius

This is a live report from my roof observatory in Germany. I am currently observing the globular cluster M2 in the Aquarius constellation. The photo above has been taken few minutes ago with my FS-102 (f/5.6) telescope at 560 mm focal length. This is a 10 minutes exposure with a ST7XME camera on an unguided JPZ mount under the light polluted skies of BK city. A dark has been substracted. Neither flats nor bias are used.

M15 - a globular cluster in Pegasus

This is a live report from my roof observatory in Germany. I am currently observing the globular cluster M15 in the Pegasus constellation. The photo above has been taken few minutes ago with my FS-102 (f/5.6) telescope at 560 mm focal length. This is a 3 minutes exposure with a ST7XME camera on an unguided JPZ mount under the light polluted skies of BK city. A dark has been substracted. Neither flats nor bias are used.