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Virgo Cluster

Virgo Cluster

In the night of April 16-17, I set up my iOptron mount in the nearby coastal heaths to photograph the Virgo galaxy cluster. However, 45 minutes of exposure time is not nearly enough to get enough detail. I took the picture with the Fuji GFX and the Mamiya 150mm f/4. Recording data.   An astrometry […]

Rosette nebula

Rosette nebula

Second attempt to photograph the Rosette nebula. Last Tuesday I tried it with the Fuji X-T3 and the Tamron 70-200f/2.8. By presetting it to 70mm at the beginning, it was a little easier to find the object. However, the image quality of the 70-200 is rather to get used to due to heavy coma. Nevertheless, […]

Full moon

Full moon

Yesterday, in the early evening, I photographed the full moon once again. Again with the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF, but this time additionally with the Nikon 1.4 teleconverter, so effectively 700mm plus 1.5 crop factor of the Fuji X-T3. Above the result from 500 images. Of the 500 images, 100 had > 90% quality for […]

Rosette nebula

Rosette nebula

Yesterday evening I could get my first usable result with the iOptron SkyGuider Pro mount. It is already damn hard to find the right section of the sky with LiveView without GOTO functionality. The one shown was the third attempt. This definitely requires more knowledge about the objects in the sky and also in interaction […]

 
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