What 100 Euro can give You

Surprisingly there was a clear sky for a few hours last night over Innsbruck. Moon was half up, but otherwise it was as good as it can get in city conditions.I wanted to try a few things. First use my very cheap Skywatcher StarTraveler 80mm refractor to make a wide image of M31. Second I wanted also to check out my new Astronomik CLS filter to reduce these pesky city lights. And thirdly I wanted to use off axis guiding through the scope.With the off axis guiding I failed miserably. I have to try to get focus and light during day. I fell back to use my 9x50 finder as guiding scope.The Astronomi…

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Planetary Nebulas

Yesterday was a surprisingly clear night in Innsbruck.For a change I tried to do some Planetary Nebulas from my light polluted garden. I chose M27 and M57 because they where high in the sky and therefore showed less problems with the background glow over Innsbruck.M57 is even with the 2000 mm focal length of my EdgeHD SCT a little small. Also guiding becomes a challenge in these bright skies.Imaging was done with an unmodified EOS M3 at 1600 ISO. I chose exposure times of 2 and 3 minutes to help with the guiding and to keep the background glow under control. Stacking was done with DeepSkyStack…

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Macro (2 new items)

It is the small things that matter

Landscapes (1 new item)

Open Skies, Open Scapes

The Two Sisters

On Friday I went the first time up to Hinterhorn Alm to try out my EdgeHD 8 in a little more darkness.Being away 20 km from the city, almost New Moon and an altitude of 1600m helps a lot.So here are my first shots of the Milky Ways two sisters: M31 and M33

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I used my regular EOS M3 without any special IR modifications for these shots.

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City & Architecture

Different views from the environment we live in

Macro

It is the small things that matter

Landscapes

Open Skies, Open Scapes

Nature

We may just visit, but we still can see

Vision

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This is my Vision.The Vision of things how I see them.The Vision of things how I find them.The Vision of things how I recognise them.It is the grand, it is the small, it is the all.Feel free to browse and join my Vision.

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