Chamäleon- Onjala und Rooisand Observatory
Wolfgang Paech + Franz Hofmann


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On this page we show an overview of our DeepSky imaging, which we have taken at above named observatories in Namibia. Most of the images was taken between the years 2013 and 2016. A small number of images was taken at Rooisand Observatory between the years 2004 and 2011. These images are marked with a little red square

All imgaes will be open in a seperate browser window, just click the thumbnail to load a higher resolution image. Also image data can be seen.

The following telescopes was used for image acquisition:
 
  • TEC 110mm - f/5.6
  • Pentax SDP 105mm - f/6.3
  • Zeiss APQ 130mm - f/7.7
  • Astro Physics EDFS 130mm - f/6
  • Zeiss APQ 150mm - f/8
  • PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph - f/6.8
  • PlaneWave 17" Astrograph - f/6.8
  • Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2
  • Celestron C 14 - f/11
Partly we was using focal reducers and/or lenses for field flattening. For image acquisition we was using several Canon EOS DSLR cameras (normal and astro modified/cooled) and CCD modules from SBIG and QHY. The images above show from left to right: Onjala,- Chamäleon- und Rooisand Observatory.
Images are sorted by the following classes
 
Open- and Globular Clusters Emissions and Reflection Nebulae Dark Nebulae Planetary Nebulae Galaxies Cometary Globules
Comets, Widedield Images and
special stars
         
 
  Open Cluster
NGC 4755
Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 4755
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
Zeta Scorpei + NGC 6231
Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 6383 and Trumpler 28
Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 6025
Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2
NGC 3293
Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 3532
Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 46 + NGC 2438
Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 6
150mm Zeiss APQ
Mosaic - Messier 6, NGC 6383, Tr 28
Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 7
Zeiss APQ 130mm
Mosaic - M 7 to NGC 6444
Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier M 47
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier M 46
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 41
AP 130mm EDF-S
Mosaic M 46 + NGC 2438 and M 47,
AP 130mm EDF-S
IC 2602
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 2516
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 6530
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
NGC 6520 + Barnard 86
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
Messier 44
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 6193
12.5" PlaneWave Astrograph
Messier 6
AP 130mm EDF-S
IC 2714
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 3114
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 3766
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 48
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 50
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 93
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 16 + Trumpler 32
Pentax SDP 105mm
Messier 45 - the Plejades
Widefield - 200mm Tele bei f/4
Messier 67
AP 130mm EDF-S
Collinder 70 and the belt stars of Orion
Widefield - 200mm Tele bei f/4
M47 and NGC 2423 + NGC 2425
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 2477
Widefield - 200mm Tele bei f/4
NGC 2451 A + B
Pentax SDP 105mm
Mosaic - NGC 2477 + NGC 2451
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 2516
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 3532 and GN 11.01.1
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 5617 und Trumpler 22
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 5045
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 4852
Pentax SDP 105mm
Becrux, NGC 4755 + NGC 4852
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 4349
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6200, NGC 6204 + Hogg 21+22
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6134, NGC 6167 + Hogg 19
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6124
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6242 + NGC 6268
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6169 + NGC 6192
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6200, NGC 6204 + Hogg 21+22
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6231
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 6520 and Barnard 86 - Widefield
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 23 im Schützen
Pentax SDP 105mm
Messier 45 - the Plejades
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6823 + Sharpless 2-86
Pentax SDP 105mm
Messier 21
150 mm Zeiss APQ - f/8
Trumpler 16 + Eta Carina
12.5" CDKPlanewave + Reducer
Messier 16 + IC 4703
12.5" CDKPlanewave + Reducer
Collinder 228
12.5" CDKPlanewave + Reducer
NGC 6067
150 mm Zeiss APQ - f/8
NGC 6530
12.5" CDKPlanewave + Reducer
Trumpler 14 + Trumpler 15
12.5" CDKPlanewave + Reducer
Pismis 24 + NGC 6357
12.5" CDKPlanewave + Reducer
Trumpler 14, 15, 16 + Collinder 232
12.5" CDKPlanewave + Reducer
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  Globular Cluster
NGC 104 - 47 Tuc
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
NGC 5139 - Omega Centauri
Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 5139 - Omega Centauri
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
NGC 288
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
Messier 11
Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 6441
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
Messier 69
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
Messier 55
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
NGC 6352
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
NGC 5139 - Omega Centauri
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
Messier 75
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
NGC 6397
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
Messier 80 im Sternbild Skorpion
Astro Physics EDFS - f = 850mm
NGC 3201
Pentax SDP 105
NGC 4833
Pentax SDP 105
NGC 5139 + PGCC G308.43+14.62
Pentax SDP 105
NGC 4372
Pentax SDP 105
Messier 4 + NGC 6144
Pentax SDP 105
Messier 5 in the constellation Serpens
Astro Physics EDFS - f = 780 mm
2er Mosaic M 4 + NGC 6144
Astro Physics EDFS - f = 780 mm
Messier 22
AP 130mm EDF-S
M 80 and Ceres
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 5897
AP 130mm EDF-S
Baade´s Window, NGC 6522 + NGC 6528
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 19, NGC 6293 and Barnard 59
Pentax SDP 105mm
IC 1276 - PAL 7
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 14
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 15 in Pegasus
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 28 in Sagittarius
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 6544 in Sagittarius
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 6752 in Pavo
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 6723 in southern crown
C 11 + Hyperstar, f = 560mm
NGC 5927 in constellation Lupus
Zeiss APQ 150 - 1200 mm
NGC 6397 in constellation Ara
Zeiss APQ 150 - 1200 mm
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  Emission- and Reflection Nebulae
NGC 3372
TEC 110mm
NGC 3372, southern part
 Mosaic, Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 3372, northern part
Zeiss APQ 150mm
Eta Carina, Tr 14, Tr 16, Collinder 232
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
Eta Carina, Tr 16
 Celestron C 14
NGC 3372, NGC 3324, NGC 3293
 Mosaic, Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 3324, NGC 3293
 Mosaic, Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 3324, NGC 3293
TEC 110mm
NGC 3324, NGC 3293
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 3324
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
Messier 17
Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 16
150mm Zeiss APQ
NGC 6334
AP 130mm EDFS
IC 2948, IC 2944
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
IC 2944
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
NGC 1977
150mm Zeiss APQ
Messier 42, Messier 43
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 43, central region
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
Messier 8
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 8
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
Messier, Hourglass Nebula
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 20, Messier 21
Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 20
Zeiss APQ 130mm
NGC 6723, 6726, 2727
Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2
NGC 6723, 6726, 2727
Zeiss APQ 130mm
IC 2118
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 6559, IC 4685, IC 4687
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 6193, NGC 6188
 150mm Zeiss APQ
NGC 6193, NGC 6188, NGC 6164/65
 Mosaic, Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 2070
TEC 110mm
NGC 2070
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 2070, 30 Doradus
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
NGC 2070
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 395, NGC 346, SMC
Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2
NGC 395, NGC 346, SMC
AP 130mm EDFS
NGC 6726, NGC 6727
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
IC 2944
AP 130mm EDFS
NGC 3603 + NGC 3576
AP 130mm EDFS
NGC 3603 + NGC 3576
Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2
M 20 Trifidnebel
17" PlaneWave Astrograph
IC 2944/2948
Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2
M 8 Lagoo nebula
12.5" PlaneWave Astrograph
NGC 6188 and NGC 6193
12.5" PlaneWave Astrograph
NGC 3603 + NGC 3576
6" Zeiss APQ - Narrowband
IC 2944/2948
4" Pentax Refraktor - Narrowband
NGC 6188 and NGC 6193
4" Pentax Refraktor - Narrowband
NGC 2359 - Thors Helmet
Pentax SDP 105
NGC 2070, LMC
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6357
Pentax SDP 105mm - Narrowband
NGC 6334
Pentax SDP 105mm - Narrowband
NGC 3372
Pentax SDP 105mm - Narrowband
IC 4628
Pentax SDP 105mm - Narrowband
NGC 6188/6164-65
Pentax SDP 105mm - Narrowband
Messier 17
Pentax SDP 105mm - Narrowband
Messier 8 und NGC 6544
Pentax SDP 105mm - Widefield
Messier 78 und NGC 2112 - Widefield
Widefield - 200mm Tele bei f/4
Messier 17
Pentax SDP 105mm - Widefield
NGC 6188 - Mosaic
Pentax SDP 105mm - Widefield
NGC 2244 - and the Rosette nebula
f = 200 mm
NGC 2264 - the chrismastree cluster
f = 200 mm
NGC 2244 and NGC 2264 - Mosaic, Widefield
f = 200 mm
IC 2177, the Seagull nebula
f = 200 mm
Sharpless 279 and
NGC 1977, 1973, 1975 and 1981
AP 130mm EDF-S
Messier 78 - Detail
Pentax SDP 105

 


Mosaic of NGC 3532 and GN 11.01.1


Messier 42/43 and the large
Orion OB 1 molecular cloud
Widefield - 200mm Tele bei f/4


RCW 57, NGC 3603 and NGC 3576
Pentax SDP 105
NGC 3372, NGC 3324, NGC 3293
Pentax SDP 105
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IC 2177, the head of the seagull
Pentax SDP 105
IC 2944/2948 + RCW 60
Pentax SDP 105
NGC 6193, NGC 6188
and NGC 6164/65
Pentax SDP 105
IC 4628, NGC 6231 und Collinder 316
Pentax SDP 105
RCW 71 and RX Crux
Pentax SDP 105
Mosaic NGC 6164/65 + NGC 6188 + NGC 1693
Pentax SDP 105
The Antares complex of nebula
7er Mosaik, f = 200mm
Sh2-9, Alniyat
Pentax SDP 105
The SCO OB1 star assoziation
6er Mosaik - Pentax SDP 105
Antares - vdB 107, IC 4592 + Sh2-1
f = 200 mm
M20, M21, M8 + IC 1275
4er Mosaik - Pentax SDP 105
part of the SCO OB1 star assoziation
Pentax SDP 105
IC 4628
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 6589, NGC 9595 + IC 1283/84
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC6357, the Prawn nebula + Pismis 24
AP 130mm EDF-S
NGC 6334 + NGC 6357
2-er Mosaic - Pentax SDP 105
Sharpless 29 and LBN 33
Pentax SDP 105
Sharpless 2-86 and NGC 6823
Pentax SDP 105mm
Mosaic from M17 to NGC 6604
Pentax SDP 105mm
Messier 16 + IC 4703
AP 130mm EDF-S
Sharpless 54 and NGC 6604
Pentax SDP 105
IC 4701 and M17
Pentax SDP 105mm
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  Dark Nebulae
NGC 6723, 6726, 2727
Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2

 
Barnard 86 + NGC 6520
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
Barnard 228
100mm telephoto lens
Corona Borealis complex of dark clouds
DCld359.9-17.9
Sandqvist 19, NGC 6231
Pentax SDP 105mm
 
LDN 1681, 1689 and 1691
Pentax SDP 105mm
Barnard 33 - the horse head nebula
Pentax SDP 105mm
Jupiter and dark clouds im Ophiuchus
Mosaic with f = 200mm
Sandqvist 149, NGC 4372 + 4833
f = 200 mm
CG 21 (Sandqvist 149) and NGC 4372
Pentax SDP 105mm
Jupiter and dark clouds Antares
f = 200 mm
Dark cloud Dcld 343+2.8
"the dark tower"
Pentax SDP 105mm
Dark cloud + Jupiter in Ophiuchus
f = 200 mm - 2-er Mosaik
Barnard 72 - the snake nebula
Pentax SDP 105mm
Comples of dark clouds around Barnard 72
f = 200 mm
Barnard 253 + Barnard 63
Pentax SDP 105mm
"The dark tower" - Dcld 343+2.8
Astro Physics 130mm EDF-S
Comples of dark clouds around near NGC 6355
Barnard 78 - the pipe nebula
Pentax SDP 105mm - Detail
Barnard 78 - the pipe nebula
f = 200mm - Widefield
"Barnard 142 + Barnard 143
Astro Physics 130mm EDF-S
LDN 673 - Dark clouds in Eagle
f = 200mm - Widefield
The Molecular Cloud Lupus 3
C11 Hyperstar - 560 mm
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  Planetary Nebulae
NGC 7293
Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2
NGC 246
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
NGC 6164, NGC 6165
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 6164, NGC 6165
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
NGC 6302
Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 46 + NGC 2438
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
Messier 27
 Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 2438
AP 130mm EDF-S
M 27 - the Dumbell Nebula
12.5" PlaneWave Astrograph
NGC 6781
12.5"+17" PlaneWave Astrograph
NGC 7009 - the Saturn nebula
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
NGC 6302 - the Bug nebula
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
 
NGC 6369 - the small gosth nebula
12.5" PlaneWave Astrograph
PK 299-0.2 and Acrux
Pentax SDP 105mm
IC 5148 (IC 5150)
AP EDFS 130mm
NGC 7293 - the Helixnebula im Detail
AP EDFS 130mm
Messier 27 - the Dumbell nebula - Widefield
AP EDFS 130mm
The Veil nebula in the constellation Swan
2-er Mosai, Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6992 - Eastern part of the Veil nebula
Pentax SDP 105mm
NGC 6960 - Western part of the Veil nebula
Pentax SDP 105mm
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  Galaxies
ESO 56-115 - Large Magellanic Cloud
f = 100mm
NGC 5128 - Centaurus A
AP EDFS 130mm
NGC 6822
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
NGC 6822 - Barnards Galaxy - Widefield
Zeiss APQ 150/1200mm
 
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
f = 200mm - Widefield
NGC 292 - Small Magelanic Cloud
f = 200mm - Widefield
NGC 253
PlaneWave 17" Astrograph
NGC 5128 - Centaurus A
Zeiss APQ 150mm
NGC 4945, NGC 4954A and NGC 4976
Pentax SDP 105
NGC 5128, 5090, 5090 A + 5090 B - Widefield
Pentax SDP 105
NGC 6744 - die Pavo Galaxie
AP EDFS 130mm
Messier 83
AP EDFS 130mm
NGC 300
AP EDFS 130mm
 
  Cometary Globules and Intergrated Flux Nebula
Cometary Globule CG 4
Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2
Cometary Globule
DCld 343.0+2.8 (the dark tower)
Celestron 11 Hyperstar - f/2
Cometary Globule CG 12 + NGC 5367
Pentax 105 SDP
Integrated Flux Nebula - MW 9
C11 Hyperstar - 560 mm
Integrated Flux Nebula - Sh2-33
C11 Hyperstar - 560 mm
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  Comets + Widedield Images
Comet Siding Spring (C/2013A1) passing Mars
Zeiss APQ 150mm
Comet Panstarrs C/2014Q1
TEC 110mm
Constellation Big Dipper
f = 33mm
Nova Carinae 2018
PlaneWave 12.5" Astrograph
Large and small Magellanic Cloud
f = 33mm
Lambda Centauri to Eta Carinae
f = 100mm
The Antares Region
f = 100mm
The Constellation Orion
f = 100mm
Center of our Milky Way
f = 13mm
Milky Way, Mosaic
f = 13mm
Milky Way withAirglow
f = 24mm
Eta Carinae Homunkulus nebulae
f = 4.000mm
Special stars - Theta Orionis 1
f = 2.500mm
Special stars - Nova Carinae 2019
f = 850mm
Center of the milky way with Jupiter and Saturn
f = 35mm
Small Magellanic Cloud
f = 50mm
The constellation Grus
f = 50mm
The center of our Milky Way
f = 50mm
M8, M20, Saturn and Vesta
f = 200mm
Camel thorn tree with zodiacal light
f = 13mm
Camel thorn tree with Milky Way
f = 24mm
The Antares Region
f = 50mm
The "Gegenschein"
f = 50mm
Special Stars - Antares
f = 200mm
The Carinanebulae
f = 200 mm
IC 2177, the Seagull
f = 200 mm
IC 2144 and IC 2948
f = 200 mm
NGC 2264 - the Chrismastree Cluster
f = 200 mm
Acrux and Surroundings
f = 200 mm
V 645 Cen - Proxima Centauri C
f = 200 mm
V 2500 Oph - Barnards Star
AP EDFS 130mm
The Southern Cross
f = 85 mm
Omega Centauri and NGC 4945
f = 200 mm - Widefield
The Southern Cross - Mosaic
f = 200 mm
Jupiter and the Antares nebulae
Mosaic with f = 200 mm
Mosaic of IC 4628 and NGC 6231
f = 200 mm
Mosaic of the ARA OB1 Star Asozziation
f = 200 mm - Widefield
The SCO OB1 Star Asozziation
f = 85 mm
NGC 5367 - Reflection nebula in Centaurus
f = 200mm
Messier 10 + Messier 12
3-er Mosaic,f = 200mm
IC 4628
f = 200 mm - 4-er Mosaic - Widefield
NGC 6124
f = 200 mm - Widefield
Pluto meets Saturn
f = 200 mm - Widefield
Part of the SCO OB1 star assoziation
f = 200 mm - Widefield
Alpha Centauri - Rigel Kentaurus
Pentax SDP 105
NGC 6334 + NGC 6357
2er Mosaic, f = 200 mm - Widefield
Messier 24 and LDN 291
f = 200 mm - Widefield
The Solar Twin HD 186 302
Pentax EDF-S, 130mm
Mosaic M 24 to Sharpless 2-54
3er Mosaic, f = 200 mm - Widefield
Mosaic M 27 to Sharpless 2-86
2er Mosaic, f = 200 mm - Widefield
Scorpion with Mars and Saturn
8-er Mosaic, f = 100 mm - Widefield
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