Shortly after sunrise, the moon was supposed to set behind the Obereversand lighthouse. I thought about it briefly and then drove there quickly. I positioned myself on top of the dyke at a distance of about 550 metres from the lighthouse with the Fuji X-T5 and the 50-140mm. Unfortunately, when the moon was at […]
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Author: Ralf Karpa
Windmill Betty came to mind when I saw that the morning might well bring beautiful colours in the sky. That was quite nice, but unfortunately – due to the season – not so optimal from the point of view. On the way back, I stopped again at the road towards Nordleda. That was better…
Yesterday evening we took a few pictures of the historic town hall in Otterndorf. Actually, I thought there wouldn’t be much going on there, but, far from it… One car after the other drove along the market street and often through the picture. So it took longer than expected. The colour shot was taken […]
So far it was only once clear enough for me to photograph the comet. And, how should it be different, screwed up in many ways…. The image(s) were taken on January 28, 2023 around midnight with the Fuji X-T5 on the Fujinon XF50-140mm at f/2.8 and ISO 1600. Not focused accurately, tracking not set well […]
The brightness and therefore visibility especially of the tail of C/2020 Neowise will surely not reach the comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF). Yesterday evening at the ferry port it was in the picture, but it is still so dark that you can find it only by extensive search in the picture.
Two (single) shots from yesterday morning with the Fuji X-T5 on the Nikkor 500mm. The first picture was taken with the 1.7 teleconverter on the Nikkor. So the focal length is 850mm. The second one was taken with the Nikkor and a Kenko 2.0 plus a Kenko 1.5 teleconverter. That gives a focal length […]
With more progress in editing, it is also worthwhile – in case of persistent bad weather – to reprocess some previous shots. In the new edits, the image detail was not chosen 100% exactly the same. Here are some comparisons… M31 – Andromeda from October 7, 2022. M33 – Triangulum Galaxy from […]
Today I integrated the existing images of the Leo Triplet from 2020 and reprocessed them. The result can be seen quite well. A total of 161 exposures with the Nikon D5200 with Kenko 1.5 converter and the Skywatcher 130/650 PDS at ISO 800 and 75 exposures without the Kenko at ISO 1600 (plus corresponding […]
Over two hours at -6°C at the Kugelbake. The quality of the image leaves much to be desired, but still. I knew that I should rather not use the Zodiak at open aperture. 10 meteors I saw, one of them directly above my head. On my pictures there are 12 meteors in total. Of course […]
Actually, it looked quite promising in the early morning. However, it did not develop as well as hoped.