Apr 18, 2014

MSL Panorama

MSL Mastcam 34 from http://www.midnightplanets.com/web/MSL/sol/00592.html
 processed with  Arcsoft Panorama Maker and FDRTools

Original size 7011 x 1161 pix

Mar 23, 2014

Spring Full Moon Rising

Full moon rising behind Fernsehturm Stuttgart on March 16, 2014

Spaceweather gallery
Lumix G3 f=42mm, stacked exposures 18:03 - 18:24 UT

18:28 UT

18:28 UT, moon pasted from short exposure

Feb 21, 2014

Conjunction Moon Mars Spica

Conjunction of Moon and Mars, Spica 2014 Feb 20, 01h17m CET

High-res in  Spaceweather gallery

Lumix G3 f=42mm ISO400 f/5.6 exp 1s and 1/20s combined

Dec 25, 2013

Moon Before Yule rising

Moonrise on Dec 17, 2013, 1 day past full moon and 4 days before winter solstice.
Yule on Wikipedia See full moon names here



 17:26 Jogger with LED



Oct 20, 2013

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2013 Oct 18/19

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of the Hunters Moon

A beautiful sight especially in binoculars. After the maximum some intermittend clouds made a nice background. At 02:38 (48 min past maximum) the darkening at lower right was still obvious through 7x42 binos.

Oct 18, 23h 52m UT, 2 min past maximum, b/w, contrast enhanced at right

Oct 19, 00h 06m UT, 16 min past maximum, with cloud
Panasonic DMC G3, f=42mm, ISO200, f/5.6,  exposures 1/400 and 1/10s combined

Jun 28, 2013

IRS Kolloquium Allan Meyer

IRS-Kolloquium am 27.06.2013 mit KAO-Veteran, SOFIA-Pionier Allan Meyer anlässlich der Verleihung der Ehrendoktorwürde der Universität Stuttgart.

An insider's expert presentation on the key factors for successful observations with SOFIA.
Of utmost importance is to have a minimal amount of the already small amount of water at SOFIA's flight level in the stratosphere.
See also Measuring the water vapor above the SOFIA Observatory
The SOFIA Water-Vapor Monitor

Album 9 pics 



Jun 21, 2013

ISS and Moon

The ISS passing below the Moon half an hour after sunset
Animated gif from 5 Photos

Animated gif from 5 exposures 2 sec each at 22:05 MESZ