Points: 1725

Observations: 28

Kudos: 9

NameStellan Johansson
LocationSouthern Sweden


Naked eye
0 points

NLC season is here! First display of noctilucent clouds that I've seen this year. Noticed them through the window as I was getting ready for bed, but I quickly grabbed a camera and rushed outside to admire and photograph them.


Skywatcher Skymax 90
1 points

After Saturn, I decided to visit Albireo quickly before getting back to work (break's almost over). A classic and easy to find binary, but it's always rewarding to view. The contrasting colours are really stunning.


Skywatcher Skymax 90
100 points

Another break and time for a short session to feed the addiction! I always enjoy to gaze upon the jewel of our solar system when I get the chance.Even with a small aperture telescope such as the little Maksutov that I used this time. Sure, it can't compete with a bigger aperture telescope, but it's still quite enjoyable. Only got a few seconds of clarity since the planet currently is located so low towards the horizon. I wish I could see Saturn from my backyard. Then I could use the 12" dob instead.


Skywatcher Skymax 90
100 points

Just a brief grab & go lunar session during a break (working night shift this week). Spent about 10 minutes randomly scanning the surface of the moon, mostly around the terminator. I really need to have a proper lunar session soon, armed with a good lunar map to be able to identify all the interesting features up there and continue with the Lunar 100 list!


Skywatcher Skymax 90
100 points

Nice weather today which meant I spent most of the day in the garden. But I decided that I needed a short break from gardening and pulled out my little 90mm Mak with Baader AstroSolar Safety Film in order to have a peek at our closest star, the Sun! Seeing wasn't that great so it was a bit difficult to nail that perfect focus, especially when I hooked up the DSLR to the scope to try to get a few images during the short session. There were a few visible sunspots, no really big ones though. I'll check the images I shot as soon as I can. Hopefully there are a few frames I can stack and then add something to this report. Well, since the nights are getting increasingly brighter, I will most likely to spend more time with solar observation.

Edit 2015-06-02 Added an image from the session. Didn't turn out that great though, most likely because I failed to really get the focus spot on.

Naked eye 1
Opticron Imagic TGA WP 10x50 9
Skywatcher Skymax 90 4
Skywatcher Explorer 150PDS 6
Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube 8