deep sky objects
M81 & M82 (Bodes Galaxy)
120 x 60s
Orion Nebula (M42)
Eagle Nebula (IC 4703)
This image shows one of my all time favourites: The Eagle Nebula (M16)
The conditions couldn't have been worse to capture a deep sky object. M16 was very low, about 15 degrees and it was right in the huge light bell of the big city Essen. In the location I live, the Ruhr Area, we nearly have the highest light pollution in Europe.
But even with conditions like this I have managed to capture the Pillars of Creation in a beautiful way. I hope you like it too!
10" Skywatcher Newton
ISO 400 120x60"
Iris Nebula (NGC 7023)
20 x 400s
After two weeks of testing and tuning my new 10" Newton this is my first picture with it.
Sunflower Galaxy (M63)
120 x 60"
Some of you wanted to see M63 so this is the result. It's very hard to process this galaxy unfortunately I burned the core out but I hope you like it anyway.
Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)
100 x 60"
This is the result of a short deep sky imaging session. Under lovely conditions (12 degrees Celsius) and a very clear sky I was able to shoot the beautiful Whirlpool Galaxy.
M51 is a spiral galaxy that is interacting with NGC 5194 a dwarf Galaxy. Both galaxies are located approximately 25 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici. Together, the two galaxies are one of the most famous interacting galaxy pairs.