Astrophotography is not a widespread hobby. It is also not a thing that you do quickly. It's time-consuming, it's expensive, you're exposed to the whims of nature and the weather, and it takes perseverance and patience. But it's the most exciting hobby of all. Enjoy the view of the invisible treasures of the night sky and marvel the splendor and diversity of the universe, captured in pictures.


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What can you see in the sky? Are there any exciting things to see? Here I show my latest astrophotos. I would like to invite you to visit the gallery to see more pictures. Most of them were taken in Austria, some also in Namibia.

NGC 5907

NGC 5907

NGC 5907 is a galaxy in the constellation Draco. Because of bad weather I was only able to capture RGB data. So more data and the Lum has to be done next year …

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M 101

M 101

The Pinwheel Galaxy (or Messier 101) is a face-on spiral galaxy 21 million light years away from earth. It was discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781. M 101 has a diameter of …

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Patrick Winkler

About Me

I had my first contact with astronomy at the age of 14. At that time I visited the public observatory in Traiskirchen and was fascinated by the telescopes and the night sky at first sight.

My interest in astrophotography became apparent after a short time. At that time I made my first experiences with taking pictures of celestial objects. A few years later the digital revolution "took place" and new and unimagined possibilities opened up in astrophotography. A lot has changed since then. I am currently operating my remote observatory in Styria. And at regular intervals I "treat myself" to a bit of variety and take pictures under the perfect sky in
Namibia.

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