After months of cloudy night skies, this week offers the third clear night in a row. I was able to make good use of this opportunity and collected a little more than 9 hours of lights for the Leo Triplett.
Currently another imaging session is running with the next "classic": Bode's galaxies M81 and M82. The single lights are looking promising so I am already looking forward to processing the results to a final picture.
On March 8th, Jupiter is at Opposition. And the weather forecast promised a clear night. So I offered another "public viewing" of the night sky in my observatory.
Read more: Jupiter at Opposition
Saturday, March 19th, 2016 will be the German Day of Astronomy, initiated by the VdS (Vereinigung der Sternfreunde - "Association of Star-Friends"). With my observatory, I will participate in this outreach activity aswell.
Read more: German Day of Astronomy on March 19th, 2016
Finally, I managed to automate conversion of the Canon RAW files to jpg and on to AVI video. My first target were the 212 RAW files I took during the total lunar eclipse on September 28th, 2015.
Read more: Lunar Eclipse of 2015 as a video