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Eclipses or occultations, deep sky or comets. Some of you can remember to the celestial specials in the past. The image above is only a fraction of the following results which are shown below by using professional and amateur equipment. The locations are reaching from our favorit home places (mostly Bavaria) to the global situated points. We try to update this site with the actual ongoings as far as we are able to observe.

The Observatories: Left Gilching and on the right Fuerstenfeldbruck. By   and VHS


Observation of Comets

  2014 Dec: Lovejoy C/2014 Q2  

2013 Dec: C/2013 US10 (Catalina)

2013 Dec: C/2013 R1 Lovejoy 2013 Nov: C/2012 S1 ISON

2013 March: C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS 2011 Aug: P1/2009 Garradd 2010 Oct: C103P/ Hartley 2

  2010 Juni: C/2009 McNaught R1

2009 Feb: Lulin C/2007  N3

2007 Oct: 17P/ Holmes

2007 Oct: F1 Loneos

2007 Jan: (C/2006 P1), Mc Naught

2006 Oct: Swan M4

 2006 May: Schwassmann Wachmann

2005 Jan: C/2004 Q2 (Machholz)

2004 May: Bradfield

2004 May: Q4/Neat:

 2002 Feb: V1 (Neat)

2001 April: Ikeya-Zhang,  Meteorit


2015 Dec: Geminides 

2015 Aug: Perseids

2013 Dec: Geminides Radiant

2006 Dec: Polar light and Geminides

2006 Aug: Perseids

Polar lights, atmospheric light phenomena

Solar-Alert  Sonnenwind und Magnetfeld  Kp-Index

Status     Status

Atmospherical special, Red Sprites  

June 2016: Red Sprites over W-Germany June 2016: Red Sprites over Italy/Trentino May 2016: Red Sprites over SW-Germany

2015 Aug: Red Sprites over Bavaria 

2014 Sept: Polar lights Island

2009 Juli: Noctilucent Clouds

2006 Dec: Polar light  and Geminides  2006 March: Halo effects 2005 March: Island


2004 Oct: The 'blue flash,'Hawaii    2003 Oct: South Bavaria        2002 Dec: Island

  2004-07 Zodiacal lights  

Sun- and moon eclipses, Transits and occultations of Planets

2016 May: Transit of Mercury 2015 Nov: Total Moon eclipse

2015 March: Total Solar Faroe Islands

Venustansit 2012 by Boeckel solar eclipse australia 2012
2012 June: Transit of Venus 2012 Nov: Total Solar Eclipse Australien 2011 June: Total moon eclipse

2011 Jan: Partial Solar Eclipse

2008 Jan: Total solar eclipse, China

2008 May: Cover of  Mars by the moon

2007 June: Cover of Venus by the moon 2007 March: Eclipse of moon, Stromboli   2006 March: Total Eclipse, Turkeye

 2005 Oct: Annular solar eclipse  2004 June: Transit of Venus       2004 May: eclipse of moon

2003 July: Transit of Mercury  2003 May: Annular and partial  2001 Nov: Cover of Saturn by the moon

      2004 May: Cover of Venus by the moon 2001 June: Sambia   2001 Jan: Eclipse of moon, Fuersty

 2000 Jan: Eclipse of moon, Bolzano  1999 Aug: Total in Europe

Observation of Planets

Double moon transit Jupiter 2010
2011 March: Storm on Saturn 2010 Aug: Jupiter moon transit 2009 Aug: Uranus

2009 Aug: Jupiter Impact 2008 Dec: Saturn, edge on position 2008 Jan: Asteroid TU24

2007 May: Venus, Saturn & Moon 2007 Aug: Bad weather on Jupiter  2006 July: Pluto

2005 Oct: Red planet  2004 March: Mercury& Co  2004 Jan: Jupiter & Ganymed

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 2004 April: Jupiter GRS (Great Red Spot) 2003 Sept: Saturn  2003 July: The mars opposition

 2001 April: Venus 2001 Dec: Jupiter    

Deep Sky

Messier & NGC- Objects, Supernovae

Supernova SN 2011fe in M101 Pinnweel Galaxy,
2014 Feb: Supernova SN 2014J in M82

2011 Aug: Supernova in M101

2005 Aug: M27, Dwarf Nova


M 1, Crab Nebula

M 3  M 4, Cat's eye   M 8  

M 13, Hercules   


M 16, Eagle  M17, Omega 

M 20, Trifid Nebula 

M 27, Dumbbell Nebula


M 31, Andromeda   M 33,35  

M 42, Orion Nebula

M 45, Plejades    M46


M 51, Whirlpool Galaxy

M 57, Ring Nebula

M 65,   M 66, Leo Triplet 


M 63, Sunflower

M 64, Blackeye

M 81, Bodes Galaxy


M 82, Cigar Galaxie
M 94, Cats Eye
M 97, Eulen Nebel


M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy                    

M 102, Spindle Galaxy

M 104, Sombrero Galaxy


NGC 2024, Flame Nebula

NGC 2024, Horsehead Neb.

NGC 2237, Rosette Nebula


NGC 2392, Eskimo Nebula    

NGC 2438, Planetary Nebula

NGC 4565, Edge on Galaxy


NGC 4881, Coma Cluster

NGC 6826, Blinking Planetary

NGC 6530, Lagoon Nebula


NGC 6818, Little Gem.

NGC 6888, Crescent Nebula

NGC 6992, Veil Nebula  


NGC 7000North America

NGC 7009Saturn Nebula

NGC 7667, Blue Snowball


NGC 7293, Helix Nebel
LMC, Large Magell. Cl
NGC 292 Small Magell.Cl


IC 2944, Open Cluster

Milky way, Antares Region

Space 04, Leo & other reg.




2015 Sept: Deep sky 2007 April: Galaxies 2011 March: Markarian's Chain Virgo 

    Southern  Sky  


2008 June: Solstice in the Austrian Alps

2009 April: The ISS before the moon

2004 March: The sun

2000 Dec: The ISS in the Newton Reflector    2001 Jan: Sunspot AR 9393  

Space Cinema

Space Cinema

Astronomy links

The Chiemgau Impact

The first tries.....

  Space Cinema 

Observatories: Fuerstenfeldbruck and Gilching      VHS  Fürstenfeldbruck and Gilching

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