Category Archive: General

Feb 23

M 106


Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre M√©chain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy. Due to x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it …

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Aug 16

First try at a mosaic: Veil Nebula

Mosaic ovf Veil Nebula

A first test to make a mosaic in Pixinsight. Not too bad, being this a 2-panel mosaic of Luminance images – made up of just a few exposures. <


Winter time in Val Gardena

Panorama Observatory in winter

Nov 27

Light pollution in the Alps

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.


Nice evening :)

Val Gardena

Aug 02

Bended pier


Usually most privately used observatories use a straight pier – made either out of concrete or steel. A problem that might arise is that, in certain positions (usually pointing towards the zenith and/or the meridian), the scope may hit the pier. We also experienced this problem, so we had to forget about imaging around the …

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