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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.

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M 33

The Triangulum Galaxy (M 33 or NGC 598) is a spiral galaxy 2.73 million light-years away from earth in the constellation Triangulum. This galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local group of …

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NGC 247

NGC 247 (commonly known as the Claw Galaxy) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 11 million lightyears away in the constellation Cetus. The galaxy is sometimes classified …


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. 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. At the public observatory 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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