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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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NGC 7129

NGC 7129 is a star forming region and reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus. It is about 3750 light years away. The stars in this nebula are very young and …

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IC 5146

IC 5146 (also Caldwell 19, Sh 2-125 or Cocoon Nebula) is a reflection/emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The NGC description refers to IC 5146 …


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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