Category Archives: Astrophotography
Perseids 2022, 12/13 august.
Partial lunar eclipse, 2022-05-16.
Shot the partial lunar eclipse through the open door as my balcony is pretty wobbly. After one hour the moon hid behind the clouds.
Solar activity, april 2022.
Solar cycle 25 is on it’s way and looks promising.
2021-10-09, Moon and Venus
2021-09-27, Centaur deorbit burn
De-orbit burn and fuel dump of the Centaur rocket that launched Landsat 9.
2021-08-11/12/13, Perseids and Jupiter
Conditions were not very favorable but we managed to see a number of Perseids on the night of August 11/12. When cirrus took over we had a look at Jupiter and Saturn with the Celestron C14. Although very low in the sky (max. 25°) both planets looked awesome. Took a 30s movie with a Canon EOS R dslr. The best 20% of frames was used for the image below.
The following night (12/13) conditions were better and we saw more meteors than the previous night. However, no fireballs were seen. Comparing the number of meteors to last year, we found the activity disappointing. A few days later (14/8, between 06-09UT) an outburst was seen in the USA and Canada with a ZHR of 130 ±20.
Following some fierce thunderstorms, the skies cleared and a nice NLC display became visible. Silvery clouds from west to north-east up to a height of 60 degrees.
Partial Solar Eclipse, june 10, 2021.
A small group of volunteers gathered at Public Observatory Bussloo to observe the partial solar eclipse under near perfect conditions.Continue reading