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On the way to the auxiliary station

Next to the school lab we will install our heavy 40cm telescope. For this purpose, we have already poured a separate concrete plate and installed the mounting column. Astronomy really has a lot to do with concrete. Now...

The moon in May 2022

The phase of the moon at the beginning of May 2022 allowed to test the videography technique to capture high resolution and high contrast lunar photos. Thereby with an astronomical color camera (here: ASI183MCpro) and a...

The Pinwheel Galaxy

It is May! The twilight phase is getting longer and longer: currently one waits already more than 2.5 hours after sunset until it is dark and the first photons can be captured. During my journey into the universe...

Heavy metal positioning

In order for a telescope to accurately correct for the Earth’s rotation and accurately track objects in the sky, its polar axis must be aligned exactly parallel to the Earth’s axis of rotation. To achieve...