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That's me with an 6" f/5 Newtonian in July 1995.
My hobbies are astronomy, computers and chess. My main
in astronomy are astrophotography and comet watching. For this I use
a 8" f/4 Newtonian. For guiding I use an 2.4" refractor. For comet
photography I have a 5.5"
Checking the equipment for the next night during a trip
to Southern France in April 1997
A Schmidt Camera is a specialised telescope for taking
wide-field images. It is only
useable for photography and provides very sharp and detailed images of
Many discoveries have been made using Schmidt Cameras such as the BIG
on Mt. Palomar for the Palomar Observatory
Sky Survey in 1950 or the Schmidt Cameras at ESO
Anglo Australian Observatory at Siding Springs.
My telescope and the equipment of my friend Gerd Rudolf during our stay on Farm Tivoli in July 2001. I have a 8" f/4 Newtonian, he owns a 8 inch f/4 Flatfieldcamera.
|Observing in February 2008|
|Observing C/2012 S1 ISON in 2013