Jul 29, 2018

Total Lunar Eclipse 2018 July 27

The Total Lunar Eclipse of July 27, 2018 seen from Stuttgart with Fernsehturm in background

Stack of 2 exposures at 21:49 and 22:05 CEST
Stack of 6 exposures 22:18 CEST with plane track

Stack of 6 exposures 22:18 CEST with plane track
Stack of 7 exposures 22:11 - 22:34 CEST

21:20 CEST, 10 min before totality, 400mm lens
The still partially eclipsed moon 10 minutes before totality was discovered later on the photographs and video.
I did not notice it visually through binos, the group next to me did not see it either.
Animation 3 exp 21:18 - 21:20 CEST, 400mm lens

Apr 1, 2018

Easter Full Moon rising

Easter Full Moon rising behind Fernsehturm Stuttgart 2018 Mar 31

19:20 CEST
Composite of exposures between 20:12 - 20:37 CEST
Stack 20:12 - 20:37 CEST

Timelapse 2018 Mar 31, 20:12 - 20:37 CEST

Aug 12, 2017

Partially eclipsed Moonrise

Partially eclipsed Moon rising on Aug. 07 2017 from Karlshöhe in Stuttgart with Fernsehturm in background

Composite of 5 images 21:09 - 22:02 CEST crop2000
Composite image, stack of individual exposures at 21:09 CEST (foreground) and 21:23, 21:32, 21:43, 22:02. The penumbral shadow is visible on the first three lunar images. The end of the umbral phase was 21:18 CEST. Lumix G3 at f=45 mm.

crop 2000*3000


Animation f=400mm

Animation Moonrise

Dec 30, 2016

Closeup 3D views of Philae at it's landing site Abydos on comet 67P C-G

The Rosetta Osiris NAC images of May 25 2016, 19:58 and 20:02 as published on Sep 28, 2016 in The story behind finding Philae were first contrast adjusted to enhance detail in the shadow

Original image credits:
ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM/OSIRIS – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0 Copyright

  • Original image provided as .IMG file in the archive delivery from : ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
  • Original image processed by ESA/Rosetta/SGS/PSA&ESDC to create image for Archive Image Browser

then combined in stereo anaglyphs (rotated 90 deg)
One of Philae's legs is seen leaning on to "Perihelion cliff"

The ESA blog shows only the immediate surroundings of Philae, the whole Osiris image of May 25, 20:02 was presented at the Planetarium Stuttgart by K. Seidensticker on Dec 16, 2016
The resolution is 9.8 cm/pixel.

Here are the anaglyphs embedded in this context

In the formal discovery announcement of Sep. 05, 2016 a better resolved image from Sep. 02 is shown, however no stereo pair was captured.
Sep 02 w/ Philae left and a NAVCAM view on Aug. 06, 2016

On a Navcam image also from May 25, 2016 ROS_CAM1_20160525T200005F._P there is a bright spot at the location of Philae (arrow)

Stereo anaglyph from Navcam images May 25, 2016

Dec 4, 2016

Moonset 2016 Dec 03

Moon and Venus 5 degrees apart

ISS rising 19:07 - 19:10 CET

Sep 12, 2016

Philae's hole on comet 67P

Philae included ?!
in processed Rosetta Navcam images of the Abydos region from the data release of 2016 Sep12

Original image credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0 Copyright

Out of the series of 4 images from 2016 Aug 06 processing was applied to
taken 4 minutes apart.

The last image shows a suspicious object at the position of Philae as illustrated on the Sep 02 OSIRIS NAC image

Processing consisted of enlarging, contrast adjustment, unsharp masking, cropping, rotating.

3D anaglyphs and an animated gif are also shown below.

ROS_CAM1_20160806T044928F.fit enlarged 4x, no resampling, cropped
Arrow on Philae landing site

Aug 29, 2016

Comet 67P C-G - Abydos - Philae found?

Abydos, the final landing area of Philae on comet 67P C-G was imaged by the Rosetta Navcam on 2016 July 21 from a distance of 9.7 km and published / released in the dataset http://imagearchives.esac.esa.int/index.php?/category/272 on Aug 29, 2016.

Images ROS_CAM1_20160721T162928F._P.png and ROS_CAM1_20160721T163538F._P.png

A bright speck of a few pixels is visible in both images right in the zone of the revised Consert ellipse.

The images were taken 10 minutes apart and were combined in a stereo anaglyph and an animated gif.


 Enlarged 400 pct and cropped, arrow marks bright speck
Stereo anaglyphs

Animated GIF