Photo Gallery

A colection of photographs taken from the Sternwarte Ra├čberg


New Website

11th March, 2011

After nearly two years of consideration, I have at last begun my website


News from my observatory

11th March, 2011

Currently the weather is good and I am taking photos as often as possible

Visual astronomy:

What have I been looking at

11th March, 2011

Jupiter has moved on and now Saturn is to be seen along with venus in the early hours



General Information

My main interest is photographing socalled DSOs or Deep Space Objects. These are generally very large but very dim, therefore low magnification, a very sensitive camera and good guiding are essential. The photos from our solar system on the other hand show very small, bright objects. These were photographed mainly with a webcam and simple refractor telescope.