The Astro-Kooperation was founded in 2003 by Wolfgang Ries and Stefan Heutz and later Michael Breite joined in. With three observatories in different spots in Mid-Europe, we are able to optimize the number of observations and imaging sessions as the local weather conditions allow.




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