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 Milky Way
 
A wide-angle Milky Way mosaic of the constellations Sagittarius and Serpens

Image Data:

18.-20.09.2019 — Mosaic of 3 images, total 62 x 300 s, Fuji X -M1
Telescope: Canon EF 200 mm f/2.8L USM bei f/4
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5


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A wide-angle view of the Milky Way in the constellation Vulpecula from Messier 27 to NGC 6823

28.09.2019 — Mosaic of 2 images, total 42 x 300 s, Fuji X -M1
Telescope: Canon EF 200 mm f/2.8L USM bei f/4
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5


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Messier 10 and Messier 12 - Two globular clusters in the constellation Ophiuchus in a wide angle view

Image Data:

30.06.2019, 35 x 300 Sekunden Canon EOS 60 DA, ungekühlt/800 ASA
Telescope: Canon 200mm Teleobjektiv bei f/4.0 (3er Mosaik)
Location: Onjala Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6 by Bernd Gooßmann

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IC 4628 - the Prawn Nebula and Collinder 316 in a wide angle view

Image Data:

20 x 300 Sekunden Canon EOS 60 DA, ungekühlt/800 ASA
Telescope: Canon 200mm Teleobjektiv bei f/4.0
Location: Onjala Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6 by Bernd Gooßmann

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Mosaic of the ARA OB 1 association, together with NGC 6193, NGC 6188, and NGC 6164/65

Image Data:
01 + 02.06.2019, 76 x 300, Canon EOS 60 DA ungekühlt (800 ASA), Canon 200mm Teleobjektiv bei f/4
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSky Stacker, PixInsight und Photoshop CS5 by Bernd Gooßmann


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The Scorpio OB 1 association, together with NGC 6231 and IC 4628

Image Data:
07.06.2019, 12 x 300, Canon EOS 60 DA ungekühlt (800 ASA), Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art bei f/4
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSky Stacker und Photoshop CS5


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Mosaic of the Southern Cross and part of the coal sack

Image Data:
2 x 6 x 300 Sekunden, Canon EOS 60 DA (800 ASA) + Canon 200mm Teleobjektiv bei f/4
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSky Stacker, Pixinsight, Photoshop CS5 by Bernd Gooßmann


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NGC 5139 (Omega Centauri), NGC 4945, NGC 4976 and many more galaxies

Image Data:
28. + 31.05.2019, 11 x 300-, 10 x 90- und 10 x 30 Sekunden (800 ASA), Canon 200mm Teleobjektiv bei f/4.0 Canon 60 DA ungekühlt
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSky Stacker, PixInsight und Photoshop CS5 by Bernd Gooßmann


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The "Gegenschein"

Image Data:
21.07.2017, 19 x 600 s, Tamron 24-70 mm/2.8 Di VC USD bei 50 mm f/3.2, EOS 6D
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: Registar, Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5


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Our portable mount with PC workplace, Milky Way, Jupiter and Saturn

Image Data:
Fuji-XM 1 with Fisheyeobjektiv, no further image data not available, Image and prozessing: Bernd Gooßmann
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight


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Jupiter, Saturn and the center of our Milky Way

Image Data:
10 x 300 seconds, Sony RX10-IV, mit Zeiss Vario bei 35mm, f/4 und 1.000 ASA
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CS2


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camel thorn tree and the Milky Way with Meteor Trail

Image Data:
30 seconds, Canon EOS 6 D + Wallimex 12 mm f/2.8
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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Camel thorn tree and zodiacal light

Image Data:

15 seconds, Canon EOS 6 D + Tamron 24-70 mm bei 24 mm f/2.8
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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The Center of the milky way and the constellation Sagittarius

Image Data:
12 x 600 seconds, Canon EOS 6 D + Tamron 24-70 mm bei 50 mm f/3.2
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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Saturn, Vesta, Messier 8 andMessier 20

Image Data:
total 70m, 2er Mosaik, Canon EOS 700 DA + Canon EFS 200mm f/4.0
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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The small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 104 and galactic cirrus

Image Data:

41 x 300 seconds, Canon EOS 6 D + Tamron 24-70 mm bei 50 mm f/3.2
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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The milky way above Onjala observatory

Image data:

02.05.2016 — 15 x 30 Seconds Walimex 12mm 1:2.8 Fischeye bei f/2.8 mit EOS 6D
Location: Chamäleon Observatory at Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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In this fisheye image at the Chameleon Observatory, the Milky Way stretches across the entire sky -
from the northeast horizon on the left hand side to the southwest horizon to the right. The two Magellanic Clouds can be seen just above the southern horizon before respective after their lower culmination. To the right, the sky is brightened by the Hosea Kutako airport 40 km away. The greenish hue of the sky near the horizon as well as the faint red ribbons in it are caused by Airglow.

The image is a composite of two processing steps of the original images. The individual images were aligned and stacked with respect to the stars to generate the "sky"-image. The same images were aligned a second time but with respect to the ground to generate a noise reduced "ground" image. In the final step both images were superimposed.

The colourful region around Antares

Image data:

02.04.2014 — 9 x 600 Seconds Canon EF 100mm/1:2,8 USM Macro at f/4 with ALccd 12
Location: Chamäleon Observatory at Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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The region around Antares in the constellation Scorpion belongs to one of the most colorful areas in the sky. Beside many dark nebulaes there are weak reddish emission nebulaes as well as blueish and yellowish reflection nebulaes.

Medium resolution with a comparison to the size of the full moon and the identification of the brighter nebulosity regions.

The center of the Milky Way

Image data:

10.05.2013 — 33 x 300 + 6 x 300 Seconds (Cocin P 830), Canon EOS 60 DA + Tokina SD 11-16 mm at 13 mm f/4
Location: Chamäleon Observatory at Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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Mosaic of our Milky Way - from Sagittarius to Carina

Image data:

10.05.2013 — 53 x 300 + 6 x 300 Seconds (Cocin P 830), Canon EOS 60 DA + Tokina SD 11-16 mm
Location: Chamäleon Observatory at Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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 Constellations
The Antares region in the constellation Scorpio

Image Data:
25 x 600 seconds, Canon EOS 6 D + Tamron 24-70 mm bei 50 mm f/3.2
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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The southern cross and a part of the coal sack

Image Data:
12 x 300 Sekunden, Canon EOS 60 DA D + Canon EF 85mm/1:1,8 bei f/4
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: DeepSky Stacker, Photoshop CS5

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The constellation Grus

Image Data:
3 x 600 seconds, Canon EOS 6 D + Tamron 24-70 mm bei 50 mm f/3.2
Location: Chamäleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image Processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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Orion the Hunter

The Orion belongs to the most prominent constellations of the sky and dominates the winter sky with seven bright stars. Beside the well known objects like the Great Orion Nebula (M 42), the Horsehead Nebula (B 33) and the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) there are many weaker emission- dark- and reflection nebulaes throughout the constellation. The largest nebula is called Barnard's Loop, which probable represents an old supernova remnant.


Image data:
26.03. - 02.04.2014 — 76 x 600 Seconds (mosaic, built from 4 parts), ALccd12 + Canon EF 100mm/1:2,8 USM Macro at f/4
Location: Rooisand + Chamäleon Observatory, Namibia

Image processing: Nebulosity, Registar, Photoshop CS5

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 Star Trails + Miscellaneous
A 48 hour Crescent moon close to Praesepe (Messier 44) and Mercury on July 04, 2019, taken with a 200 mm Canon telephoto lens and EOS 60 DA in early twilight.


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A 48 hour crescent Moon just outside of Praesepe (Messier 44) on 04 July 2019, taken with Pentax 105 and EOS 700 DA in the early evening twilight.


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On 18 June a very close conjunction between the two planets Mars and Mercury took place. At about 17 o'clock, about 2.5 hours before sunset, both planets stood next to each other with a distance of only 14 minutes of arc. Mercury was clearly brighter than Mars. The 3 pictures below were taken with the Pentax 105 and Reducer with a focal length of about 500 mm. Camera was an EOS 60 DA at 400 ASA and about 10 seconds exposure time. The 3 pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.
 
15. June 2019
 
17. June 2019 18. June 2019
The conjunction between Mercury and Mars from June 12 to 19, taken with a focal length of about 35mm. On the first 3 evenings a Canon EOS 60 DA was used and from June 15th on an "ancient" Baader Astro modified Canon EOS 40 D.

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12. June
 
13. June
14. June
 
15. June 16. June
17. June 18. June 19. June

Onjalas southern celestial pole

Image data:

05.05.2013 — 51 x 300 Seconds, Canon EOS 400 D + Tokina SD 11-16 mm at 11 mm f/2.8
Location: Chamäleon Observatory at Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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Our 3m dome in bright moonlight

Image data:

30.04.2013 — 192 x 25 Seconds, Canon EOS 400 D + Tokina SD 11-16 mm at 11 mm f/2.8
Location: Chamäleon Observatory at Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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Our 3m dome with the southern celestial pole

Image data:

01.05.2013 — 37 x 300 Seconds, Canon EOS 400 D + Tokina SD 11-16 mm at 11 mm f/2.8
Location: Chamäleon Observatory at Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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Star trails, seen from inside of the Onjala 4m dome

Image data:

02.05.2013 — 19 x 300 Seconds, Canon EOS 400 D + Tokina SD 11-16 mm at 11 mm f/2.8
Location: Onjala Observatory at Onjala Lodge, Namibia

Image processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop CS5

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