Astrocups – The perfect Christmas present for Astro-Fans!

Merry Christmas to everyone! Well, if you are still looking for an astronomy related Christmas present you are probably a little late this year 😀 But maybe you just found something for next year… Using some of my best images I composed some fancy “astrocups”. Next time you prepare for your star-gazing event you should have one of these with you! To produce the cups I used the service of (more exactly here). The images are designed for the “standard cup (white)” and the “black cup” with a dimension of 1496 × 630 pixels, 200×200 ppi. Here are the three best ones so far:

1. The “Black Hole Cup”

This cup symbolizes a black hole just like the center of M51 – the Whirlpool Galaxy which is printed on the cup. This image is the outcome of a long night in May 2015. Personally I think this cup is best suited for black coffee…


2. The “Good night Cup”

The “Good night cup” has images of Jupiter, Saturn, our moon and the sun. The photo of the sun has been taken during the partial solar eclipse in March 2015. The moon is a small version of the moon mosaic recorded in July 2015.


3. The “Star-gazer Cup”

Finally, the Star-gazer cup reminds me on the time I spent on La Palma. The cup is white since the sky is already dark enough there…


Clear skies!

Last updated: June 16, 2022 at 21:24 pm

See the Moon through an 1000mm Newtonian telescope

See the Moon through a 1000mm Newtonian telescope. This short video gives a first impression of how it is to look through a telescope. Since everyone already saw the moon without a telescope this is a good object because it allows an easy comparison. My telescope has a focal length of 1000mm. As camera I have use the DMK31AU03.AS from “The Image Source”. More details on the equipment can be found on the equipment page. If you are currently thinking about buying your first telescope, maybe this simplifies your decision 🙂

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Last updated: June 20, 2022 at 22:09 pm