What's new ?

2009-03-01: This is a major update of the website with new astrophoto's of 2008 and 2009.
2007-05-28: I did today a major update of the website. New images are published in the album of 2007 in the Moon- Full disk, Moon - Details, Saturn ,Deep-Sky and Conjuctions sections. Also a new page about the 80 mm refractor is published.
2007-03-18: During the night of 03 & 4 march 2007, there was a lunar eclipse visible. I made a serie of images using the C8 @ f/6,3 and the Canon 350D.
2007-02-23: During the evening of 2006-12-15 I made an image of the open star cluster Messier 45 ("The Pleyades"). See here fot the result.
2007-02-11: Last weekend I made some new images of the moon, see detailed images of Mare Crisium, Petavius & Lagrenus and the full disk in normal and saturated colors.
2007-02-07: New images published: M31, M42, NGC7000 en a full disk image of the moon.
2006-08-19: During last two weeks a big sunspot AR10904 was visaible. See my full disk images of the sun of 2006-08-18 & 2006-08-19. There is also a detailed image of this sunspot.
2006-08-12: A new image of the moon of 2006-06-28 is published.
2006-08-11: There are some additional pictures on the website of the sunspot AR 10898 , imaged on 2006-07-01 & 2006-07-02.
2006-08-10: I published some images of the sun of 2006-07-02, see images of sunspot 10898 and the full disk image.
2006-08-09: During the same night , I took also a picture of the ring nebula M57.
2006-07-23: First light of my new telescope the ZenithStar 80II ED APO: an image of the "Great Hercules Cluster", M13.
2006-07-01: For my first pictures of the sun & sunspots this year, see full disk image of 2006-07-01 and details of AR 10898.
2006-06-25: During the evening of 2006-06-05 I took several pictures of the region of the moon craters Copernicus, Stadius & Eratosthenes.
2006-06-15: On the same evening I took also some pictures of the region around the moon crater Aristoteles.
2006-06-14: I made a mosaic of 6 webcam images of 2006-06-03 of the moon region of Rima Hyginus & Rima Ariadaeus.
2006-06-12: An new image of the moon of 2006-06-05 is published.
2006-06-07: I published a new full disk image of the moon of 2006-06-03.
2006-06-07: I imaged also the Lacus Mortis region on the night of 2006-06-02. See here for the result.
2006-06-06: For a new mosaic of 5 web cam images of the environment of moon crater Posidonius, see here.
2006-06-05: During the evening of 2006-06-02 I acquired several web cam movies of the environment of Mare Nectaris using the C8 and the Philips ToUcam PRO. I combined 7 images in a gobal mosaic of mare nectaris. See here for the result. I used a similar technique for the environment of Rupes Altai.
2006-06-05: Three new full disk images of the moon of 2006-05-04 , 2006-06-01 & 2006-06-02 can be found in the moon - full disk section of the picture gallery of 2006.
2006-06-04: There is a new image of 2006-06-01 of the area of the moon crater Posidonius.
2006-05-14: During the first week of may I took a serie of detailed images of the moon using the C8 and the Philips ToUCam PRO. There are images of Theophillus & Cyrillus, Rupes Altai, Fracastorius, Posidonius, Pallas & Murchison, Rupes Recta, Ptolemaeus, Alphonsus & Arzachel and Montes Apeninnus & environment.
2006-03-19: I made a new image of vallis schroter & environment on 2006-03-12. See here.
2006-03-01: During last month Saturn could be observed in the neighbourhood of the open cluster M44. See here.
2006-02-27: My first Saturn pictures during this opposition. See here for the results.
2006-02-15: The most recent sunspot that I observed was NOAA 822. See the full disk image of the sun of 2005-11-13.
2006-02-12: I Published some pictures of the sun of last year. See the full disk image of 2005-09-25 and a detailed image of sunspot NOAA 10810.
2006-02-12: There is a new picture of the erea of the moon craters Deslandres, Walter, Regiomontanus and Purbach. Also new full disk images of the moon of 2005-12-08, 2005-12-11 and 2005-10-14 are published.
2006-02-11: There are new pictures of moon craters Ptolemaeus, Arzachel & Alphonsus (see image 1), Pallas & murchison (see image 2) and rimae Hyginus & Areadaeus (see image 3).
2006-02-08: On 2006-01-08 there was a conjunction between the Moon and Mars. See here.
2006-02-05: A new mosaic of the moon of 2006-01-13 is published.
2006-02-04: "How to capture the color of the moon" is a web page of Filipe Alves which describes a technique to make subtle color information registered by a digital camera more visible. The important thing is that this color information tells something about the difference in composition of minerals of the different geological formations of the moon. I have used this technique in my full disk picture of the moon of 2006-01-13.
2006-02-01: I published some new pictures of the moon (see full disk images of 2006-01-07 & 2006-01-09 and the detailled image of 2006-01-13) and a deep sky image of M45 of 2006-01-23.
2005-11-29: Two pictures of the moon of 2005-11-18 (north-side,south-side) photographed with the 350D in prime focus of my C8 are published.
2005-11-27: A new picture of the moon of 2005-11-13 is published.
2005-11-20: There are new pictures of the moon of 2005-11-18 published. One full disk image, an image of Vallis Rheita & environment and an image of Mare Crisium & environment.
2005-11-13: New image of the sun of 2005-09-18 is published.
2005-11-13: A put a new image of the nearly full moon of 2005-09-13 on the website.
2005-11-06: I published a new star trails picture of 2005-09-03.
2005-11-05: I published a picture of M31.
2005-11-02: A couple of weeks ago, I did my first attempt to make some deep sky images. See here for a picture of M13
2005-10-04: I published some additional pictures of the solar eclipse of yesterday : see here.
2005-10-03: Today there was a partial solar eclipse visible in Europe and Africa. I published a first composite image of this eclipse here.
2005-09-27: I published new full disk images of the sun of 2005-08-28 and the moon of 2005-08-29.
2005-09-24: I published a first result using my Canon 350D , a star trails picture of 2005-08-16.
2005-09-20: There is a new page in the equipment section about my new digital camera, the Canon 350D. First photographic results will be published soon.
2005-07-17: I published some images of the sun of last weekend. See for the full disk image of 2005-07-10 and the image of sunspot NOAA 10786.
2005-06-20: There are new pictures of the sun of last weekend. See for full disk images of 2005-06-18 & 2005-06-19. For detailed images of NOAA 10779, see images of 2005-06-18 & 2005-06-19.
2005-06-09: Published pictures of sunspots NOAA 10775 and NOAA 10756.
2005-06-08: See my full disk image of today.
2005-05-31: Some pictures of the sun of 2005-05-29 are published: See full disk image and detailled image of NOAA 10767.
2005-05-21: See new detalled moon pictures : Rupes Recta, Clavius, Copernicus & Stadius Pitatus & Hesiodus, Rupes Altai, Theophilus, Cyriluss & Catharina , Statio Tranquilitatis (landing site of Apollo 11) & Montes Apenninus.
2005-05-18: Published a picture of the moon crater Fracastorius.
2005-05-16: I took some pictures of the sun of today. See full disk image and the picture of NOAA 10759.
2005-05-15: I took some pictures of the sun of today. See full disk image and the picture of NOAA 10759.
2005-05-14: I published some additional results from my moon observation session on 11 & 12 May. See my pictures of Endymion, Tarunitius, Messier & Messier A, Mare Crisium & Cleomedes, Vallis Rheita & Mare Crisium.
2005-05-13: Yesterday and the day before I took a serie of detailed pictures of the moon. See my pictures of Lagrenus and Petavius
2005-05-05: On 2005-04-30 I used my C8 the first time to take some pictures of Jupiter. See here for the results.
2005-05-05: I published a full-disk picture of the sun of today. Also a new picture of sunspot NOAA 10756 is published.
2005-05-03: Another picture of sunspot 10756 together with 10757 on 2005-05-01 is published
2005-05-01: There is a big sunspot (NOAA 10756) visible on the Sun. See my full disk image of today and the detailed images of today and yesterday.
2005-04-29: Published an image of Schickard of 2005-04-21.
2005-04-28: New images of Clavius of 2005-04-20 and Vallis Schroteri of 2005-04-21 are published.
2005-04-27: A new image of Schiller of 2005-04-20 is published.
2005-04-26: A new image of Gassendi of 2005-04-20 is published.
2005-04-25: A new webcam image of Sinus Irdium of 2005-04-20 is published.
2005-04-24: Also a pictures of Sinus Iridum and Copernicus (digicam & webcam) are published.
2005-04-24: I published two new pictures of Mare Humorum on 2005-04-20. See picture 1 and 2.
2005-04-23: There a three new full disk images of the moon of 2005-04-22, 21 & 20.
2005-04-14: Published a picture of the moon of 2005-04-11 showing the eartshine.
2005-04-12: Some new pictures of Saturn of 2005-04-11 are published.
2005-04-12: Published an image of the moon of yesterday (lunation: 3 days).
2005-04-11: Published an image of the moon of yesterday (lunation: 2 days).
2005-04-06: Published some Saturn pictures of 2005-04-03.
2005-04-05: I made some pictures of the sun of 2005-04-04. See full disk image and detailed image of NOAA 10747.
2005-03-27: Some more pictures published in 2005 - Moon- detailed images.
2005-03-26: Published some new pictures. See 2005 - Moon- detailed images .
2005-03-26: There are some new pictures of the sun of today. See full disk & sunspot NOAA 10745.
2005-03-26: I published two new full disk images of the moon of 2005-03-21 and 2005-03-23.
2005-03-20: There a some new detailed moon pictures of 2005-03-18. See 2005 - Moon- detailed images .
2005-03-19: Published some detailed moon images (Hipparchus, Posidonius & Lacus Mortis) of 2005-03-17.
2005-03-19: Published two new full disk images of the moon of 2005-03-17 and 2005-03-18.
2005-02-16: Published a full disk image
of the sun of today.
2005-02-11: Published some of my Saturn pictures of 2005-02-07. See here
.
2005-02-06: Published some of my Saturn pictures of 2005-02-04. See here.
2005-02-06: Published a full disk image of the sun of today.
2005-01-30: Published 3 detailed moon pictures(see 1,2,3) of 2004-12-20 & 2004-12-19 taken with my C8 and my
Nikon Coolpix 5400.
2005-01-29: A full disk image of the sun of today is published.
2005-01-23: There are some new pictures of the sun of today: 1

full disk image & 2 images (1,2) of sunpsot NOAA 10725.
2005-01-22: Published a full disk image of the sun of today.
2005-01-22: Some new detailed images of the moon of 2005-01-16 are publshed. See



here.
2005-01-22: Some additional pictures (1,2) of sunspot 10720 of 2005-01-15 are published.
2005-01-17: I published a



new image of sunspot 10720.
2005-01-16: Published a full disk picture of

the moon of today.
2005-01-16: A very big sunspot (NOAA 720) is visisble on the Sun. See the full disk images of 2005-01-15 and 2005-01-16. A more detailed image can be found here.
2005-01-15: There is a
new full disk picture of the moon of 2005-01-13.



2005-01-07: Yesterday I took a picture of
Comet Macholz & M45.
2005-01-06: Solar activity is rather limited today. Only a small sunspot AR 10715 is visisble. See
here for my picture.
2005-01-05: My first picture of the moon of 2005
using the Orion 80 ED is published.
2005-01-04: I published an update of my CCD & Webcam imaging links
.
2004-12-31: I replaced my
big achromatic refractor by a small apochromatic refractor.
2004-12-29: Two mosaics of the moon of 2004-12-20 are published. See picure

1 & 2.
2004-12-29: Some new pictures of the planet Saturn of 2004-12-27 are published. See
here.
2004-12-27: New picture of the planet Saturn of 2004-12-27. See here.
2004-12-26: I made a mosaic of several webcam images of the moon of 2004-12-19.See

here.
2004-12-25: Published an additional set of detailed
images of the moon of 2004-12-19.
2004-12-24: There are new full disk and detailed images of the moon of 2004-12-20 & 2004-12-19.

2004-12-04: Published a serie of webcam images of the moon of 2004-12-04.

2004-12-01: Published a new full disk image of the
moon of 2004-11-24.
2004-11-27: Published a new full disk image of the moon of 2004-11-23.
2004-11-21: A new image of the
sun and the moon are published.
2004-11-14: Today, I used myCelestron C8 SCT to take some pictures of the sun. See
1,2,3 for the results.
2004-11-13: I published a


full disk image of the sun of today.
2004-11-06: In the morning of 2004-11-05 there was conjuction between Venus and Jupiter. I published two pictures 1,2.
2004-10-29: A second picture of the moon taken with my Celestron C8 SCT

2004-10-03: Published a first picture of the
moon taken with my Celestron C8 SCT.
2004-09-26: There is a new page about my new Celestron C8 SCT in My Astro Equipment
section.
2004-09-11: New image of conjuction of the Moon, Venus and Saturn during the morning of 2004-09-10. See
here.
2004-09-05: New images of the sun are published: 1 full disk and 2 detailed (1,2) of sunspot AR 10649 (again!)
2004-08-19: I inserted a new gallery containing some pictures of sunsets.
2004-08-17: New images of the sun are published: 1 full disk and 3 detailed (1,2,3)of sunspots AR 10649 and AR 10652.

2004-08-16: New images of the sun are published: 2 full disk(
1,2) and 4 detailed (1,2,3,4) of sunspots AR 10649 and AR 10652.
2004-08-13: New images of the sun are published:

1 full disk and 4 detailed (1,2,3,4) of sunspots AR 10655 and AR 10649.
2004-08-06: New images of the sun are published:
1 full disk and 2 detailed (1,2) of sunspot AR 10655.
2004-08-04: New images of the sun are published:
1 full disk and 2 detailed (1,2) of sunspot AR 10655.
2004-08-03: New images of the sun are published: 1 full disk and 2 detailed (

1,2) of sunspot AR 10655.
2004-08-02: New images of the sun are published: 1 full disk

and 2 detailed (1,2) of sunspot AR 10655.
2004-08-01: New images of the sun are published: 1 full disk and
1 detailed of sunspot AR 10655.
2004-07-31: Update of
My Astro Equipment section.
2004-07-29: New images of the sun are published: 1 full disk and 1 detailed of sunspot AR 10652.

2004-07-25: New images of the sun are published:
1 full disk and 3 detailed (1,2,3) of sunspots AR 10652 & AR 10653
2004-07-22: A new full disk image of the sun and detailed images(1 , 2) of sunspot AR10652
2004-07-21: A new full disk image of the sun with sunspots is published
2004-07-12: I reorganized My Astro Equipment section.
2004-07-11: I included now some links towards full size versions of full disk images of the sun , the moon and the venus transit.
2004-07-08: New pictures of the sun and sunspots are published.
2004-06-12: Update of the Venus transit gallery.
2004-06-10: New pictures are available on the Venus transit of 2004-06-08.
2004-06-08: I opened a special gallery with the my images of the Venus transit of 2004-06-08.
2004-06-01: I published a second set of two (1 & 2) Moon pictures of 2004-05-26 taken with my new Nikon Coolpix 5400.
2004-05-31: First full-disk picture of the Moon taken with my new Nikon Coolpix 5400.
2004-05-31: There is a new picture of sunspot NOAA 10618 and a full disk image of the sun.
2004-05-26: A new image of venus is published.
2004-05-23: new images of the sun publshed, see full disk picture and picture of NOAA 10618.
2004-05-22: New full-disk picture of the moon published, see Moon section,2004-05-22, 19:10 UT.
2004-05-21: There are new pictures of the moon: a conjuction with venus and a full disk picture.
2004-04-25: There also a new conjuctions gallery, see Conjuctions
2004-04-25: New image in the Jupiter section, see Jupiter, 2004-04-23
2004-04-21: New image of the moon of 2 days old, see Moon section, 2004-04-21, 18:09 UT
2004-04-07: I reprocessed and republished some Saturn images, see 2004-02-29, 18:53 - 19:14 UT
2004-04-06: New pictures in the Saturn section, see 2004-03-25, 20:06 - 20:16 UT
2004-04-04: New pictures of Jupiter are published. See Jupiter, 2004-03-30
2004-03-28: There are new pictures in the Sun - Full disk and Moon - Detailed Images sections.
2004-03-27: New pictures of Jupiter and Saturn published.
2004-03-24: Complete redesign of web site.
2004-03-04: New images inserted in the moon and sun gallery
2004-02-08: Page inserted about my new little rich field refractor 80mm/f5. See here.
2004-01-27: Some additional moon pictures inserted. See here.
2004-01-25: I started a new Moon gallery for 2004. See link.
2004-01-22: Update of the main astro shots page.
2004-01-04: New images of sunspots NOAA 10536 and NOAA 10534 published. See the Sun gallery.
2004-01-03: First images of 2004 published. There is a new Saturn gallery and a new Sun2003-12-31: extra album inserted with images taken with the little Maksutov MC-MTO 11(see here)
2003-12-30: reprocessed and republished some images in several sections (sun, moon, planets).
2003-12-28: Links page (see here) + new full disk image of the sun (see here).
2003-12-27: Links page (see here) and software page(see here) updated.
2003-12-07: Homepage updated + my first shot of saturn: see here.
2003-11-11: New page with lunar ecplise shots: see here.
2003-11-03: Reorganized the web site.
2003-08-07: Publication of the initial version.