Selztal Observation Site

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April
5
2020

OT Gem

OT Gem is identified as a B-Star with emission lines:  Be. With a magnitude of approx 6.5 it's a more challanging object for small slit size. Current observation has been performed with a 23mue split in binning equal 2 setting.

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April
17
2019

Selztal Observatory goes spectroscopy

Selztal Observatory goes spectroscopy

During the last year I started to collect some experience in spectroscopic observations.

 

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August
23
2018

Return to the Pelican Nebula

Meanwhile, I continued as part of the HOYS-CAPS project @ University of Kent monitoring Young Stellar Objects (YSO) for outbursts. Currently, I focused one the region of IC5070 and during the time a lot of images of IC5070 has been collected. Beside the photometric monitoring, I started to stack all images to obtain a deeper and less noisy image of this region. 

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May
20
2018

21P Giacobini-Zinner

21P/Giacobini-Zinner was discovered by Michel Giacobini December 20th, 1900.

UPDATE: June 21th,2018 
 

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May
5
2018

M51: Hunting for the cloud

The whirlpool Galaxy M51 (NGC 5195/94) is a well observed object. You might think from an observer perspective there is not very much new, except you use the biggest / last generation telescopes. In this particular case, by surprise, it's different. A.E Watkins et. al. reports in a preprint submitted by April 06th, 2018 "DISCOVERY OF A VAST IONIZED GAS CLOUD IN THE M51 SYSTEM" He and the Co-Authors perform very carefull ground base exposures using a 24 Inch Schmidt-Telesope located at Kit Peak with subsequent image processing and uncovers a cloud nobody has seen before. 

Stimulated by this discovery, I started to work on M51 too.
 

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