A teacher on the journey

Our club member Frank Bohlscheid teaches German and Latin during the day, but at night he likes to travel into the infinite spaces. As an experienced astrophotographer he always delivers new delicacies of the universe. Here he provides three images he took with a 20cm Newtonian telescope.

The title image is a 5-hour exposure of the spiral galaxy IC 342. The other two images show the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula IC 1396 and the Iris Nebula NGC 7023, covering a distance of about 1800 light-years to 8 million light-years.  And all this within a single night. Captain Kirk would be jealous…

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