Leo Triplet with a DSLR – The hunt for the Tidal Tail

Leo Triplet with a DSLR – The hunt for the Tidal Tail

Last weekend I was on an astrotrip to a nice spot in Germany with nice dark skies. The main goal of the weekend was to test all my new equipment and to see if imaging with the duo setup would work properly with the Lacerta MGEN controlling two camera’s. As a subject I chose the beautiful Leo Triplet, which is one of my favourite galaxy ‘groups. The three galaxies all show much detail and are…

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Aurora photography from the Netherlands

Aurora photography from the Netherlands

Yesterday we actually got the chance to witness the aurora from my ‘regular dark spot’ near my hometown, which is located at 52 degrees north. Pretty rare to be able to see and capture the northern lights from this location! The light pollution from the towns and cities did make it harder to witness the aurora, but I think it actually made a pretty colourful picture with the bright orange glow 😉 It was also…

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