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Gamsberg Drive

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Back on the Gamsberg, Namibia after a long CoViD hiatus. After the heavy rain season in spring 2022, the access pad (gravel road going up the mountain) was severely damaged and not passable for even a 4WD. During summer Nic of adjacent Farm Weener and his workers did a superb job in repairing the pad. So in August we went up …

The video shows uphill and downhill on the challenging access pad.

If you want to get a glimpse of the night sky on top of Gamsberg, have a look at my latest astro time-lapse video.

Special thanks to:
Nic for getting us safely up and down,
Sunja, Michael, Irene, Thomas, Sigi, Günter, and Toni
Internationale Amateursternwarte e.V.
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

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RCW 32 – Gum 15

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RCW 32 – Gum 15 – Emission Nebula in Vela – IAS Hakos, Namibia – Apr 2022 v1a

Another image from April at the IAS Observatory Hakos, Namibia. Designated RCW 32 or Gum 15, an emission nebula in the constellation Vela.

Meanwhile I started using PixInsight’s new Weighted Batch PreProcessor (WBPP), with the option to split the R, G, B channels in the Debayer process and align / integrate the channels separately. This really improves image quality with OSC and using WBPP takes over the otherwise tedious manual process.

All details at Astrobin.

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Night in Namibia 2022

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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.