måndag 29 september 2014

Stargazing weekend

What a great weekend by the cabin, lovely nightsky with faint Aurora Borealis and meteors, great Milkyway and great company, my family went along and joined me.
My children looked at M31, M45 and the double cluster with binoculars and it was a great view.

söndag 21 september 2014

torsdag 18 september 2014

Perseus Galaxy Cluster

In a galaxy far far away...amazing, every dim dot in the photo are a galaxy 267 million lightyears away! The Perseus Galaxy Cluster.
How did Earth look like 267 million years ago when the light started its travel to Carpe Noctem Observatory..
90min exposure with a Celestron NexStar11 GPS 2800mm f/10 and Canon 600D modded.

söndag 14 september 2014

Aurora friday

Very nice Aurora Borealis display in Uppsala Sweden last friday. Two CME hit the atmosphere and created some nice Northern lights as far south as Uppsala.
We were standing on Kings Hills from the time of the vikings.

måndag 1 september 2014

Family stargazing and comet meet nebula

Clear nights at the cabin by the river. A great night with campfire and the starry sky above. The same night comet Jacques met the great nebula IC1396 in the sky, of course far away from each other in space. Also faint Aurora Borealis in the north but a very nice Milkyway in the sky.