Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Diamonds in the sky

This is the double cluster in Perseus. It is called h + chi and it contains over 600 blue giant stars. More information at:
See my astrophoto in high resolution at or at

When I am working on such delightful celestial objects, I sometimes think astrophotography is a pre-stage of poetry. The astrophotographer, invests all his experience trying to interpret a fact into a shapes and colors, so a poet tries to interpret his emotions after looking that pictures into wonderful words.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My autoguiding settings are here :-)

Yes, it works! These are the settings for my autoguider. The graph is smooth (if nobody is jumping next to the mount ;-) and I could expect good photographic results with it.
..and now live during the download of the light frame ... (hertzklopf klopf klopf :-)))
The software "Point An Object" can be download here for free.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Moon eclipse - Mondfinsternis 2011

June, 15th 2011 - 22:23 MEST
You are also welcome to visit my Moon Eclipse 2011 gallery at:

Clear skies from Germany