A New Elephant Trunk

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IC 1396 – Elephant Trunk Nebula – Jun 2022 Ha BW v1

A quick capture during a clear mid summer night. An “advantage” of the light polution here: even so astronomical twilight isn’t reached, the sky brightness is for approx. 3 hours in the range of SQM 19.5 to 19.9. SQM 20.0 is the maximum I measured in my backyard in spring 2020 with the excellent “lock-down” skies.

Hopefully a break in the currently cloudy and rainy weather for some additional O3 und S2 data during the next days before the moon returns.

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Night in Namibia 2022

Night in Namibia 2022 – Time-lapse Video

A new night sky time-lapse video from Namibia April/May 2022 is ready and posted to Youtube. Full HD, due to the size limitation not available at Vimeo. Enjoy!

For the gear heads: I switched from Canon EOS to Sony Alpha for the night sky time-lapses. The combination A7 III + FE 14 mm F1.8 GM is really a game changer for me.

Seelennebel zwischendrin

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IC 1848 – Soul Nebula – Feb 2022 Ha BW v1

Fast schon aus Verzweiflung ;-) zwischendrin ein paar H-alpha Daten vom Seelennebel, mehr war bei Mond und leichter Schleierbewölkung nicht drin, das Wetter in Köln ist leider in den letzten Monaten wenig astrofreundlich.

Nicht die erste Variante, die älteren finden sich im kompletten Artikel.

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IC 2118 – Witch Head Nebula

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IC 2118 – Witch Head Nebula – Reflection Nebula in Orion – IAS Remote Jan 2022 – LRGB v1

A two panel mosaic of the Witch Head Nebula, with Rigel to the right outside the field giving his very best to produce some light streaks.

More details at Astrobin.

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