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

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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

May 31, 2013

Solar Eclipse 2003 May 31

Partial Solar Eclipse 2003 May 31 at sunrise with Fernsehturm Stuttgart in foreground at a distance of 8 km. Actually annular farther north, see map by Xavier Jubier

The sky was clear except for a distant cloud bank just in the direction of sunrise. Unexpectedly, the rising of the partially eclipsed sun was visible as the cloud did not extend completely to the horizon. About ten minutes later it disappeared behind the cloud for about half an hour.

Photos taken on Fujichrome color slide film through 500mm telephoto lens.
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Stacked photos