Mixed Astronomical Pictures 2020

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Earthshine Moon (December 18, 2020; 16:46 UT) with some haze
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Sigma zoom (150-600mm); f=600mm; ISO 1250; F/7.1; T=1/5s; location: Bremen-Blockland; North-Germany


Moon (December 18, 2020; 16:45 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Sigma zoom (150-600mm); f=600mm; ISO 800; F/10; T=1/125s; location: Bremen-Blockland; North-Germany


Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn; with three (Callisto, Jo and Ganymed) of 79 known Jupiter's moons; location: Bremen-Blockland (December 18; 16:35 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; ISO 4000; optics: Sigma zoom (f=150-600mm) f=600mm; F/8; T=1/8s; annotated


Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn as seen from Waterfront-Shopping-Center, Bremen-Gröpelingen (December 16; 16:26 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; ISO 3200; optics: Nikon zoom (f=18-140mm) f=42mm; F/6.3; T=1/4s; annotated


Parts of constellation Big Dipper and Comet NEOWISE as seen from my garden, Bremen (July 20; 22:16 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; ISO 3200; optics: Nikon zoom (f=10-20mm) f=13mm; F/7.1; T=15s


Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), constellation Big Dipper and track of airplane as seen from my garden (July 20, 2020; 22:03 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Sigma (f=10-20mm); f=12mm; F/8; ISO 2000; T=25s; location: Bremen


Summer triangle (Deneb / αα Cygnus, Wega / αα Lyra and Atair / αα Aquila) above my garden (July 20, 2020; 21:37 UT); annotated
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Sigma (f=10-20mm); f=12mm; F/9; ISO 1250; T=30s; location: Bremen


Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) as seen from my garden (July 15, 2020; 22:44 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon (f=18-140mm); f=66mm; F/5; ISO 5000; T=4s; location: Bremen


Astrophotography for couch potatos: Comet NEOWISE imaged through opened window from 3rd floor of my house, Bremen (July 12, 2020; 00:25 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; ISO 4000; optics: Nikon zoom (f=18-140mm) f=48mm; F/5; T=4s


Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) as seen from my house, opened window 3rd floor (July 12, 2020; 00:19 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon (f=18-140mm); f=50mm; F/5; ISO 4000; T=4s; location: Bremen


Meet the Universe: Comet C/2020 F3, noctilucent clouds, ordinary clouds, Venus, Mars, Moon and crazy earthling (July 11, 2020; 01:23 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Sigma fisheye; f=10mm; F/5.6; ISO 2500; T=2s; location: Bremen-Blockland


Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), high altitude noctilucent clouds and ordinary low altitude clouds (July 11, 2020; 01:05 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon (f=18-140mm); f=50mm; F/5.6; ISO 2500; T=1.6s; location: Bremen-Blockland


Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), (July 11, 2020; 01:03 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon (f=18-140mm); f=140mm; F/5.6; ISO 4000; T=1.6s; location: Bremen-Blockland


Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), high altitude noctilucent clouds and ordinary low altitude clouds (July 11, 2020; 00:57 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon (f=18-140mm); f=60mm; F/5; ISO 3200; T=1.3s; location: Bremen-Blockland


Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), high altitude noctilucent clouds and ordinary low altitude clouds (July 11, 2020; 00:55 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon (f=18-140mm); f=60mm; F/5; ISO 3200; T=1.3s; location: Bremen-Blockland


Encounter of Moon, Jupiter and Saturn (July 5, 2020; 22:31 UT); annotated
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Sigma (f=18-250mm); f=32mm; F/9; ISO 3200; T=0.66s; location: Pier 2, Waterfront Center, Bremen-Gröpelingen


Weak structure of noctilucent clouds (June 20, 2020; 22:30 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon (f=18-140mm); f=50mm; F/5.6; ISO 3200; T=1.6s; location: Bremen-Blockland


Setting Sun, Autobahn A 27, Drop Tower to the left and 22° Sun Dog to the right (June 2, 2020; 19:05 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon zoom (18-140mm); f=22mm; ISO 800; F/13; T=1/1250s; location: Bremen-Europahafen; North-Germany


Moon (June 1, 2020; 22:17 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Sigma zoom (150-600mm); f=600mm; ISO 500; F/11; T=1/200s; location: Bremen; North-Germany


Moon, Mercury and Venus (May 24, 2020; 20:19 UT); annotated
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon zoom (18-140mm); f=66mm; ISO 2000; F/9; T=1/80s; location: Bremen-Europahafen; North-Germany


Moon (May 4, 2020; 21:08 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: f=600mm; ISO 500; F/11; T=1/250s; location: Bremen; North-Germany


Moon (April 29, 2020; 20:13 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: f=600mm; ISO 640; F/11; T=1/125s; location: Bremen; North-Germany


Full Moon (April 7, 2020; 21:43 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: f=600mm; ISO 400; F/10; T=1/400s; location: Bremen; North-Germany


Moon (April 6, 2020; 22:13 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: f=600mm; ISO 500; F/10; T=1/400s; location: Bremen; North-Germany


Moon (April 5, 2020; 21:43 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: f=600mm; ISO 500; F/10; T=1/320s; location: Bremen; North-Germany


Conjunction of Pleiades (M45) & Venus, Bremen-Blockland (April 3, 2020; 20:34 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma zoom (150-600 mm) f=150mm; ISO 6400; F/5; T=1.3s
note: cloudy conditions with some leaks


Conjunction of Pleiades (M45) & Venus, Bremen-Blockland (April 3, 2020; 20:35 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma zoom (150-600 mm) f=150mm; ISO 6400; F/5; T=1.3s
note: cloudy conditions with some leaks


Conjunction of Pleiades (M45) & Venus, Bremen-Blockland (April 3, 2020; 20:41 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma zoom (150-600 mm) f=150mm; ISO 6400; F/5; T=1.3s
note: cloudy conditions with some leaks


Moon (April 3, 2020; 20:11 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: f=600mm; ISO 640; F/10; T=1/200s; location: Bremen; North-Germany; surprising guest


Moon (March 31, 2020; 20:11 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: f=600mm; ISO 640; F/10; T=1/200s; location: Bremen; North-Germany


Moon (March 30, 2020; 19:05 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: f=600mm; ISO 800; F/10; T=1/200s; location: Bremen; North-Germany


International Space Station (expedition 62 crew onboard) above Bremen-Blockland (March 29, 2020; 19:49 UT)
Other objects: constellations Orion and Taurus; Moon and Venus.
To the left a faint track of a Starlink satellite passing Orion is visible as well.
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma zoom (10-20 mm) f=18mm; ISO 1000; F/9; T=30s


With respect to the image above: International Space Station above Bremen via "heavens-above.com" (March 29, 2020)


Constellation Taurus (Hyades Melotte 25 & Pleiades M 45) with Moon & Venus (March 28, 2020; 19:13 UT); annotated
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma zoom (18-140 mm) f=50mm; ISO 2500; F/6.3; T=3s; location: Bremen, North-Germany


International Space Station (expedition 62 crew onboard) above my garden, Bremen (March 25, 2020; 19:45 UT)
A lot of winter constellations are visible: Orion, Taurus, Auriga, Gemini, Canis Minor
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma zoom (10-20 mm) f=12mm; ISO 1000; F/9; T=30s


International Space Station (expedition 62 crew onboard) above my garden, Bremen (March 23, 2020; 19:43 UT)
A lot of winter constellations are visible: Orion, Taurus, Auriga, Gemini, Canis Minor
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma zoom (10-20 mm) f=12mm; ISO 1000; F/10; T=30s


Short track of ISS (expedition 62 crew onboard) above UHF antenna on top of my house, Bremen (March 22, 2020; 18:53 UT)
Orion is watching the scene; the bright star to the left is Sirius.
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma zoom (10-20 mm) f=13mm; ISO 800; F/10; T=20s


Aurora Borealis above cruise ship AIDAcara, Alta, Finnmark, ~ 70° north (February 27, 2020; 21:10 UT); Airport Alta to the right
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma fisheye f=10mm; ISO 4000; F/2.8; T=1.6s


Aurora Borealis above cruise ship AIDAcara, nearby North Cape, ~ 71° north (February 15, 2020; 19:25 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: sigma fisheye f=10mm; ISO 5000; F/2.8; T=4s


Moon (January 17, 2020; 20:34 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: f=600mm; ISO 500; F/11; T=1/250s; location: Java sea; Indonesia


Stars from the southern hemisphere, Crux and large magellanic cloud (image center) as seen from cruise ship AIDAvita; Java sea; Indonesia (January 16, 2020; 15:47 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Sigma fisheye; f=10mm; ISO 4000; F/2.8; T=8s


Crux and Alpha & Beta Centauri above Sentosa Island, Singapore, ~ 1° north (January 12, 2020; 22:27 UT)
camera: Nikon D7200; optics: Nikon zoom f=18-140mm; f=18mm; ISO 2500; F/4; T=0.5s

Last updated: January 4, 2021