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 […]
Astro images reprocessed
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 […]
At the station
Actually, it looked quite promising in the early morning. However, it did not develop as well as hoped.
It has snowed
M45 – Pleiades
It’s hardly bearable… Another clear night – and that in November! Very unusual here in Cuxhaven. Great. This time I aimed at the Pleiades. Unfortunately my processing created big “blotches” around the big stars, but that’s the way it is now. Maybe I can come up with something again. Recording data
Yesterday evening it was actually – and against all expectations – clear for a few hours. With the iOptron Skyguider, the Fuji X-T5 and the Samyang 135mm I ventured to the Veil Nebula once more. I had to reduce the Veil Nebula, due to the long focal length, to the Eastern Veil Nebula last time. […]
Nordholz and Otterndorf
On Saturday and Sunday I took a few pictures with the new one. Primarily, it was to see how the existing lenses do on the high-resolution APS-C camera.