Most of the moon and planet images between 2004 and 2011 was taken with a Celestron 14 inch SC telescope in the prime focus, using webcam technique and "lucky imaging" with different cameras from "The Imaging Source" TIS (DMK 21/31/41). The SC telescope is a standard C14 and relatively old, but of very high optical quality. Some images are taken with the Zeiss 6" APQ telescope using the same image recording technique.
We are marking the quality of our images (subjective) into four classes, which can be found as colored little squares or circles in the overview images.

Standard Good +/- Best Favorite
  • Standard is the picture quality we are almost always able to reach with the C14/Zeiss APQ at Onjala,
  • Good is a better picture quality, but during recording of the avi file obvious seeing differences are still visible.
  • Best is a picture quality, where the C14 - in the focal recording mode driven with the DMK 31- gets close to the limits of theoretical resolution ( e.g. more than 4 craterlets on Plato, details in the Vallis Alpes rille) .
  • Favorite are the pictures we like the most. Most of these pictures have very high resolution, although that's not a necessity. Often these are pictures which show a region that is rarely recorded, have special lighting conditions or show special objects. In most of the pictures though, all of this is true.
Images 2004 - 2011
Images - Moon
Images - DEEPSKY
Images since 2013
A detailed description about Image Acquisition- and Processing of Webcam imaging the moon can be find at the page Image Acquisition- and Processing. Page will be open in a separate browser window

Sorry, at this time only the image description is only in german language avalaible. Description in english language will follow. Technical and image information are given. Click on the thumbnail images to view a large image (image size most 100% of original image size)

Links eine kleine Serie Bilder der schmalen Moonsichel und Merkur, aufgenommen am 26. April 2009 mit einer kleinen digitalen Sucherkamera Canon Powershot 10 IS im Abstand weniger Minuten. Große Images (skaliert auf ca. 25% der
Originalbildgröße können durch Anklicken der VorschauImages angezeigt werden). Die linken drei Images zeigen ein Gesamtbild, das rechte einen Ausschnitt.
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All Images and Content till 2011 are © by Wolfgang Paech