- Index page with recent astrophotos
- Leeuwenboschfontein weekend starparty 2016 Mar 4-6
- Events observed by me from 2003 latest: Mercury transit 2016 May 9
- Page with sky pictures with the EOS 6
- Lunar and planetary images and phenomenas
- Page with sky pictures with the EOS 40 from Bali jan 2009, feb 2010 and 2012
- > Page with sky pictures from La Palma Jan / Feb 2011
- Total lunar eclipse of 2011 Jun 15
- Solar eclipse visible as deep partial in Indonesia on 2009 Jan 26
- Old 1973 Polarex 80mm spotting scope refurbishment.
- New 2015 Robtics ED110 refractor
- Using a telephoto lens as a small handheld telescope
- Nice sky pictures taken from a plane in full flight
- How to see stars in the daytime ?
- How I learned Astronomy
- Astronomik CLS filter test
- Simple Eclipse calculations
Roque de los Muchachos 360° panorama 2011 Jan 27
Volcano Teneguia 360° panorama 2011 Jan 26
Pictures in La Palma Canary Islands jan/feb 2011During this trip there were some excellent clear nights (unlike my previous trip to La Palma in March 2003) at a very dark location in the southwest of the island at the Teneguia Princess hotel. As I was too reluctant to drive up the Roque de los Muchachos after dark (a 50km winding road with possibly snow and ice) and the sky was still very good even at sea level, I could make my observations and photos at walking distance of the resort. There were very few lights there after 23:00 o'clock as the lighting of the terrain and hotel balconies was severely dimmed. The only light dome was 30km northward of Los Llanos de Aridane a town of 20000 people but is was very faint, so the sky appeared very dark. Only on the hotel premises there was some light pollution which was mostly dimmed after 23 o'clock. Before that time I could walk to the nearby banana plantations with my 15x70 binos where I had a superb view. Objects like M33 were naked eye objects, the California Nebula could be seen with my binos, and with the Televue Genesis I could see many deep sky objects better than with my 25cm Dobson back home.