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ExoMars about to set probe on Mars: timeline

It’s only a few days to go until the ExoMars mission’s satellite Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will drop of it’s little probe Schiaparelli (EDM) onto the surface of Mars. Launched on the 14th March 2016 it took Exomars about 7 months to geto to Mars. And on the 16th of October, it will separate from […]

Webcams around the Bergstraße, Odenwald

View south towards Melibokus from Griesheimer Flughafen View south-west towards Bensheim from Melibokus View east towards Melibokus from Alsbach(my gkrellkam probably killed this one). View north-east towards Kirchberghäuschen, Bensheim-Auerbach View towards west from Alsbach Burg Frankenstein (the real one!) Fränkisch-Crumbach (Odenwald) Neutsch Modautal // Brandau: View on the historical “Marktplatz” in Michelstadt, Odenwald View south […]

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 […]

Weihnachtsmarkt Schloss Lichtenberg, Fischbachtal

Yesterday evening we drove through the dark but beautifully lit Odenwald to a little village nearby; Fischbachtal. So many leftovers of snow that have never reached us down in the Rhinevalley. While going from one hill to another, we all of a sudden saw an orange glow behind a hill. It was the moon rising, […]