observing, telescopes, binoculars

And we have a winner

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is proud to present the winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012. This free exhibition showcases some incredible images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to…


A sunny day

…and thus a Sun picture. The pictures were taken around four o’clock in the afternoon (duh). The picture below left was taken through a yellow filter to bring out a bit more visual detail in…


September goodies in the sky

A few pictures between the high clouds this evening here in Utrecht. This is M15, close to Enif in the constellation Pegasus. It’s a globular cluster about 33,000 light years from Earth. C8, Nikon D90,…



Old school astrophotography pt. 2

The next one is h/X Persei, same specs (400mm tele piggyback on C8 and 10 minutes exposure time. Somewhere in August or September 1992, when I had just bought my C8. The reason I bought…


Old school astrophotography

Here’s a picture I took back in 1994, when Mars – the bright dot – was passing through the M44, Beehive or Praesepe. It’s a black and white on Ilford Pro H5 film, and 5…


A lunar corona

In about 14 hours it will be a full Moon. But it’s big enough on this picture I took tonight. Around the Moon you can see a lunar corona as the light is bent by…