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Partial Solar Eclipse 01 Sep 2016 Namibia

Partial Solar Eclipse 01 Sep 2016 Namibia from Martin Junius on Vimeo.

Time-lapse video of the partial solar eclipse on Hakos, Namibia (annular in Central Africa, Madagascar, La Réunion).

Zeitraffer der partiellen Sonnenfinsternis auf Hakos, Namibia (ringförmig in Zentralafrika, Madagaskar, La Réunion).

Namibia Widefield 2016

All widefield images taken in Namibia this summer, the two milky way shots even made it as Image Of The Day on Astrobin!

All Übersichtsaufnahmen vom Sommer diesen Jahres in Namibia, die beiden Milchstraßenbilder haben es dabei sogar zum Bild des Tages auf Astrobin geschafft!

IAS Observatory, Hakos, Namibia
Canon 5D Mark II(a)
Canon EF 50/1.8 STM
Fornax-50 mount

Scorpius with Visiting Wanderers

Almost a different constellation in the most colorful region of the milky way, when Scorpius received some visitor on 02 September 2016, Mars and Saturn. Photograph taken in Namibia.

IAS Observatory, Hakos, Namibia, 21.8 mag/”2
5D Mark II(a), 50/1.8 STM @ f/5.6
Fornax-50 mount, unguided
13x300s ISO 800, no flats/darks/bias
Image processing Lightroom, Photoshop, 90% crop

TSE 2016 Complete Photography

Jakarta Old Town - Jalan Tol Pelabuhan #1

Indonesia – Jakarta and Belitung

Total Solar Eclipse 09 March 2016 - Indonesia - Belitong - Panta

Indonesia – Total Solar Eclipse 09 March 2016 on Belitung

Singapore - Singapore River - Boat Quay #1

Singapore

Took some time, but now the three albums with all photography from the trip to Indonesia and Singapore for the total solar eclipse of March 2016 are complete.

Hat etwas gedauert, aber jetzt sind die drei Fotoalben mit allen Fotos von der Reise zur totalen Sonnenfinsternis im März 2016 nach Indonesien und Singapur komplett.

Indonesia – Total Solar Eclipse 2016 – Singapore

Transit of Mercury

Transit of Mercury 09 May 2016 from Martin Junius on Vimeo.

Somewhat cloudy, especially towards the end, but most of the transit of Mercury was clearly visible from Brück, Cologne, Germany.

Einige Wolken, besonders zum Ende hin, aber der Großteil der Merkurtransits konnte in Brück, Köln beobachtet werden.

The time-lapse video is available on / das Zeitraffervideo gibt’s auf: Facebook, Vimeo, Youtube.

Equipment:

  • Canon 5D Mark II, Televue Powermate 2x, William Optics FT 81 FD f/5.9 478mm, Baader filter, Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT
  • Canon 5D Mark III, EF 8-15 f/4 L Fisheye @ 14mm
  • GoPro Hero4 Silver
  • 2x ISR Twin1 timer

Location: near Friedhof Brück, Cologne, Germany
50°55’45” N 7°4’43” E

Blurb PDF Upload

Namibia 2015 - IAS Edition

Namibia 2015 – IAS Edition

FINALLY! ;-) It seems that I’ve solved my problems with Scribus PDF/X-3 photobooks failing the preflight check when uploading them to Blurb. The photobook above used to be rejected during excessive tests a couple weeks ago.

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Himmelshintergrund mit der Kamera messen

Screenshot Lightroom

Screenshot Lightroom

Manchmal lässt sich das “engineer by trade” nicht ganz leugnen und etwas Analytik ist gerade in der Astrofotografie nicht verkehrt.

Fragestellung: wie kann man anhand eines Fotos des Nachthimmels die Hintergrundhelligkeit ermitteln? Analog zu den Messwerten des Sky Quality Meters?

Samir Kharusi hat unter “Measuring Skyfog from Camera JPEG” die Methodik beschrieben, ich hab mir die Mühe gemacht, das mit Raw-Dateien, Lightroom und Excel zu operationalisieren.

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Astrophotography IAS, Hakos 2015

Trifid Nebula - M20 or NGC 6514

Trifid Nebula – M20 or NGC 6514, 32 x 300s

Southern Pinwheel Galaxy - M83 or NGC 5236

Southern Pinwheel Galaxy – M83 or NGC 5236, 30 x 300s

Omega Centauri - NGC 5139

Omega Centauri – NGC 5139, 24 x 90s

NGC 6726, 6727, 6729, IC 4812 in Corona Australis

NGC 6726, 6727, 6729, IC 4812 in Corona Australis

NGC 6188

NGC 6188, 24 x 300s

IC 4603 and Rho Ophiuchi

IC 4603 and Rho Ophiuchi, 16 x 300s

Centaurus A - NGC 5128

Centaurus A – NGC 5128, 25 x 300s

Cat's Paw Nebula - NGC 6334

Cat’s Paw Nebula – NGC 6334, 16 x 300s

IAS Observatory, Hakos, Namibia
20″ Philipp Keller Cassegrain primary focus @ 1500mm f/3
Liebscher Mount with FS2
Off axis guiding with Lodestar X2, dithering with BackyardEOS and PHD2
Canon 5D Mark II (a) or 5D Mark III (unmod), varying crop
Varying # of subs and exposure, see above, ISO 800 + sky flats/bias, no darks
Image processing DeepSkyStacker, Lightroom, Photoshop