A quick visit at Saturn

While I was observing the moon I decided to quickly step by at Saturn. The image got better than I expected and so I am sharing it here 🙂 The Cassini Division (the thin black line in the ring) is clearly visible even at this low image resolution. The raw data was recorded with a DMK31AU03.AS camera and then post-processed with Registax.

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 16, 2022 at 22:53 pm

The Great Orion Nebula – A second try

Actually this motif – the Great Orion Nebula (M42) – was one of the first nebula I have ever tried since starting with astrophotography. I was already quite satisfied with the first result (maybe because I didn’t know better :)). Tonight I decided to give it another try. Personally I think it is much better than the last one. The image is also available in full resolution.

LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectM42 (The Great Orion Nebula)
Guidingyes, QHY5-II Mono via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
Luminance2x, 2s, 20s, 100s, 200s, 600s, bin: 1x1
Red2x, 2s, 20s, 100s, 200s, 400s, bin: 2x2
Green2x, 2s, 20s, 100s, 200s, 400s, bin: 2x2
Blue2x, 2s, 20s, 100s, 200s, 400s, bin: 2x2
Total exposure~1h43min.

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 20, 2022 at 10:02 am