The celestial way of the Comet
The GIF animations shows the movement of the comet within a half hour (5.10.04)
now from 23:00 o'clock until 1:00 in
SW direction with the
naked eye. Visit dark areas, and
After waiting for
a long time,
was cheating us perfectly by pushing us around in an action circle of 300
brought us from the Auerberg
(Bavaria) to the Spluegenpass
and let us finally got mad.
Anyway it was
trouble getting awarded
observations with unique tendencies and nature environments.
The comet near the open star cluster Praesepe!!: Constellation cancer
Escaping from high clouds and a northern bad weather front which crossed the
whole South German area, we had no other chance heading out
to the south Switzerland. At this place it was also at least exciting if the
good weather will collapse and the view would
during the night. In a powerful
‘foehn lens’ the view was not completely perfectly but the results were quite
positive by good weather conditions on 2000m.
Canon EOS 300 digital.
2.8/ 300 (450) mm, 1600 ASP;
Minolta X 700.Minolta. MD Tele 4.5/300 similar to ASP 800, exposure time 5 min.
in the Italian alps
on the top of the summit.
....when Martin operates with a FFC-camera...
A pre-processed stage of the FFC
of Sunday evening (16.05.05)
Comet was standing directly
over the building roof (Eichenau). Summarized of 9x 30s exposures with the 300D.
Overlay in favor of the comet nucleus.
Star rain on the Auerberg to
When you have a distinguish and clear atmosphere and zero wind on a ' soft
summit ' (1080m) next to the alps you can count this at two hands in the
One finger however
dedicated for the yesterdays night .By enjoying an
unbelievable peaceful atmosphere you could
get a phantastic
view into eternity. The stars literally sizzleed
Exposure of longer than three minutes were no longer senceful by the
independent movement of the comet (see GIF above). On the other side you got
only enough light details on the chip by leaving open the camera for a long
time. Thus we were here in a dilemma, which was solved actually only by
large aperture ratios or short exposure time series.(see FFC- picture)
A. Heidl/T. Boeckel,
Nikon D70, Nikon Tele 6/75-300 (450) mm of exp.
min. Meade e-adjusting, photo
Nikon D70, Nikon Tele 6/75-300 mm
Fuchstal on 5.20.04
(A. Heidl, T.Boeckel)
(between Schongau and Landsberg/ Lech,
At the beginning an exposure of Andreas Heidl, which records the building
up ceremony of the telescope by every step and turn. The longer residence
times (approx. 5-10 seconds.) made me to a forest and meadow ghost.
A. Heidl/T. Boeckel,
Nikon D70, Nikon Tele 2.8/300 (450) mm of exposure time 3-4 min. Meade
= > light magnitude:
Up to mag
stars are visible nearby cities with the naked eye, in very dark areas
the seeing limit can reach up to
The more higher numerical value is given,
weaker are the objects. E.g. - 4,7
Sirius, brightest star;
pale shiny oval)
All comet observations
from 2001 up to now ..