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About me and my Astrophoto-Blog: My name is Thomas Hanrath, I live in Koblenz, Germany. As most other people taking astrophotos today, i had a small telescope when i was a child. But all i really observed was Moon and Sun (with a sun-filter ofcourse). How Astrophotography started In 2020 the comet Neowise brought new […]

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Astrophoto: NGC 2174 Monkey Head Nebula, Clear Skies 10+11+12

At the end of March, the famous Monkey Head Nebula was my target. I took the photos from my backyard and stumbled over a lot of problems i had to solve and fix them in PixInsight.

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Astrophoto: NGC 2237 Rosette Nebula, Clear Skies 8+9

Two important evenings for me. I had a lot of time for exposures and collected a lot of data, but the result shows where to focus on in the next months.

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Astrophoto: Pleiades – Clear Skies 6+7

Clear Skies 6, 7 and a little bit of the 5th. This photo is the result of 5 hours exposure time collected on 3 evenings. A 4th evening was senseless due to some Sahara dust in Europe.

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Astrophoto: Triangulum Galaxy – Clear Sky 5

The Triangulum Galaxy – A picture stacked out of exposures from a single evening. Some stumbling was mandatory …

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Deep Sky learningcurve – Andromeda Galaxy and Horse Head Nebula – Clear Sky 3

On the third evening i focused on the Andromeda Galaxy and I used PixInsight the 1st time in postprocessing.

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Deep Sky learningcurve – Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula and a Galaxy Group – Clear Sky 2

7 Days after my first evening with my Vixen ed80sf, on February the 20th 2021, i had another clear sky. Again, i had to test and try a lot.

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Deep Sky learningcurve – Orion Nebula and Pleiades – Clear Sky 1

An evening in february in 2021. The first evening under clear skies with my new telescope. The first time hunting for deep sky objects.
The very first photo with an deep sky object was the Orion Nebula. It felt lika a miracle.

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Astrophoto: Mars opposition, 11/2020

Mars, my very first object i shot through a telescope.

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