Fagradalsfjall Volcano Eruption

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Fagradalsfjall Volcano Eruption #1

A trip to Iceland in September, with high hopes to see the Fagradalsfjall volcano in action. At first a bit disappointed, because activities stopped just before we arrived, we were lucky on the last but one day and the fourth hike into the volcano area. A splendid display of lava fountains and flows from the late afternoon into the night. More images/videos to come!

Jupiter 2021-08-18 20:30 UT

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Jupiter 2021-08-18 20:30 UT

Dank Thomas Winterers freundlicher Genehmigung, seine Daten vom August auf der IAS Sternwarte Hakos, Namibia für eine eigene Bearbeitung zu nutzen, kann ich dann auch wieder den König der Planeten fast zur Opposition (20.08.2021) mit den bis jetzt besten Details hier im Blog präsentieren.

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NGC 6888 – Crescent Nebula – Ha

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NGC 6888 – Crescent Nebula – Jul 2021 – Ha BW

Still a work in progress, mastering the QHY268M with the Optolong LRGBSHO filter set. Seems like a setup with reserved filters is required for the Esprit 100 ED with the original flattener, in order to avoid strange reflections from bright stars such as Deneb or Sadr. Shooting a familiar target here.

Technical details at Astrobin.

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Da war doch noch was … Barmer Viertel …

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Auch schon wieder 15 (!) Jahre her, der beginnende Abriss des Barmer Viertels. Da hat es mich sehr gefreut, dass die Bilder jetzt zur Illustration in einer Ausgabe der moderne REGIONAL genutzt wurden: “Sorge um den Bestand”.

Allzu oft wird Bestehendes geopfert, um vermeintlich Besseres zu schaffen.

moderne REGIONAL

Wohl wahr …

North America and Pelican

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NGC 7000 – North America Nebula and IC 5070 Pelican Nebula – Ha BW – Jun 2021 Mosaic v1

Continuing the explorations with the QHY268M, a two panel H-alpha mosaic. And the first time I used NINA to control the imaging session.

Backyard astrophotography in light-polluted Cologne-Dellbrück (SQM 19.7)
Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 ED, Skywatcher Flattener, Optolong Ha 7nm / QHY268M
OAG with Lodestar X2
Mount AZ EQ6 GT
Image acquisition: CdC, NINA, PHD2, dithering
Ha: 2 x 6 x 600s, mode 1, gain 56, offset 10, -5C, 10 flats, 50 bias, 20 darks
Data calibration/integration: PixInsight
Image processing: PixInsight, Lightroom, two panel mosaic