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Moon & Envisat spotted in the skies above.

Tonight I tried another set of pictures – with the telescope as well as without from the ESA satellite/zombie Envisat. The moon almost didn’t fit into one single shot. Yesterday it was much easier to fetch the moon as less than 50% was lit. And today the former ESA satellite Envisat also came by. Not, […]

First moonshot from closeby

Having tried to take pictures from the moon in the past, I now got a real telescope to try with. And it is really not as easy as I thought. Finding the moon was already quite some work. And when you think you finally got the moon in sight and walk for a few minutes […]

A Pale Blue Dot? Soyuz Launch of Expedition 40 to ISS #BlueDot

A photo sequence for the Liftoff of Soyuz TMA-13M with Expedition 40 to the ISS. It brings ESA’s Astronaut Alexander Gerst together with NASAÔÇÖs Astronaut Reid Wiseman and Russian Cosmosnaut Maxim Suraev to the International Space Station. Launchdate: May 28th, 21:57 CEST, 20:57 CET. not long anymore – below 2 minutes, all green for launch. […]

The Sun and The Moon and The Stars

Even if the skies are still dark outside, the chances are there you’ll see the moon. And in case you like the warm sun only, only watch the first video. Sunrise in the Algerian Desert (Ahaggar National Park) A year of moon in 2.5 minutes. Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo. Moonrise over […]

February 15th 2013: close flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14

Asteroid 2012 DA14 will have a very close flyby on February 15th 2013. Image credit: La Sagra/ESA 2012 DA14 is an asteroid that was discovered last year by astronomers at the Spanish Observatorio Astronˇmico de La Sagra, after it already had flown by. It was calculated that 2012 DA14 would return to earth and pass […]