Mars

Mars on 4 November 2020, taken with Celestron 11 EdgeHD @f/25 at 22:45 CEST. Medium to good seeing conditions.

Mars

Mars on 23 October 2020, taken with Celestron 11 EdgeHD @f/25 at 21:45 CEST. Fair to medium seeing conditions only minutes ahead of clouds rolling in. North is up.

Mars

Mars on 19 October 2020, taken with Celestron 11 EdgeHD @f/25 at 23:49 CEST. The prominent structure near the center of the disk is Valles Marineris, a system of giant canyons about 4,000 kilometers in total length. Each of the canyons easily dwarfs the Grand Canyon. North is up.

NGC 4631

NGC 4631 is also known as „whale galaxy“. The full picture also shows its neighbor, the „hockey stick galaxy“. Taken in spring 2020 with the Starfire AP155.

M 100

M 100

M 100 is one of the most prominent face-on spiral galaxies in the early summer´s skies. Deep pictures not only show the magnificent spiral but also reveal a subtle tidal stream between M 100 and its satellite to the north. Our picture also shows plenty of faint background galaxies in the surrounding. Make sure you also watch the full resolution.

NGC 2023/2024, IC434, vdB 50/51

The horsehead nebula (IC 434) is probably among the most famous deep-sky objects. Visible to the aided eye only in the biggest telescopes, it is rather easy to photograph. This picture also shows some famous nebulae in vicinity: NGC 2023 and NGC 2024, aka the „flame nebula“ for obvious reasons.

NGC 2261 (Hubble’s Variable)

NGC 2261 (also called Hubble’s Variable Nebula) is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Monoceros. The nebula is illuminated by the giant B0 star R Monocerotis (R Mon). This star cannot be seen directly but is hidden in the nebula.