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December
23
2015

Occultation of Aldebaran by the Moon ...

This Event was for the next year the only occultation which could be observed within sufficient height over the horizon for middle Europe. The next two occultation of Aldebaran within CY 2016 will be close to the west horizon (January 20th, 2016, December 13th, 2016)  ...

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December
9
2015

It's getting better ...

After receiving the laser collimator, a better collimation was quickly achieved. Having now preliminary pointing capabilities, I start to take first easy pictures. For sure thousend times imaged - now - one more time Orion Nebular M42:

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December
7
2015

The Mount is back ...

A more detailed investigation and discussion with the Phillip Keller lead to the conclusion that my potential issue in the DK-axis is driven by a technical issue in the DK-engine-control. After getting the mount back from ASA the whole setup procedure has to be repeated. Meanwhile I'm getting certain experience with this procedure.

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September
28
2015

Total Lunar Eclipse ...

Even that Lunar Eclipses are not within my focus of astronomical working areas - the extraordinary good weather conditions "forces" me to participate on this event. Below you will find my very first image ~20min after beginning of the total phase.

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September
11
2015

small steps on a long road ...

Last night weather was permitting minor activities. A little improvement get the mirrors better aligned and slightly improvment on maximum exposure times with little success..

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