Month: March 2015

omega-centauri

Omega Centauri

An image of Omega Centauri, the largest – and in my view also the most beautiful – globular cluster in the Milky Way. Omega Centauri has a diameter of 150 light years, and contains some 10 million stars (haven’t counted them yet…).

eta-carinae

The Eta Carinae Nebula

My first try at a deep sky object, the Eta Carinae Nebula, a large and bright emission nebula located in the constellation Carina. The image was shot at 1600 mm, f/8, using an 8″ refractor telescope as lens.  

door-s

A door to the sky

As new buildings are added to the observatory site, the basic framework (including the doors with keys) is already done, while the remaining structure is yet to be completed.                                

crux-s

Snapshots of the night sky

The constellation Crux with the splendid open star cluster Jewel Box and a hint of the Coalsack. A softener filter was used in this picture to enhance the colors of the stars.   * The planet Jupiter along with the open star cluster Praesepe (also known as Beehive cluster). * Orion setting in the Southern sky (he is plunging downwards head first).