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 […]
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Deep Sky photography using the Skywatcher EQM-35 with SynScan Goto
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The moon is not as colorless as one might think. Here is a version of the last image taken of the (nearly) full moon with extended color saturation in the individual channels. This inspires to take more pictures of the earth’s satellite and especially to “stack” them to get more details in the pictures.
On Saturday evening it finally worked out again and I could do an astro session. I wanted to photograph the Orion Nebula M42 again. This time with more environment. Last time I used the D5200 crop camera, this time I used the D800 FX. The image shown here is the 1st try. As with the […]
Yesterday evening, a not so often seen phenomenon could be seen, a so-called moon halo. First I had made a few pictures with the smartphone camera, but that seemed to me not purposeful. Then I quickly set up my tripod and the X-T3 with the Fujinon 10-20.
In the night of August 12th to 13th I took some shots of the Andromeda galaxy again. Due to wrong polar alignment the telescope drifted far out of my view later, so that from the originally planned 350 images only 122 usable ones remained. The sharpness also still leaves to be desired. The recording data.