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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 253

NGC The Sculptor Galaxy (also known als NGC 253 or Silver Dollar Galaxy) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in constellation Sculptor. The galaxy is a starburst galaxy, which means …

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NGC 6729

R Coronae Australis is an irregular variable star ranging from magnitudes 9.7 to 13.9. This very young star is still accumulating interstellar material. Its obscured by, and illuminates the surrounding nebula …

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Milky Way Panorama

Have you seen the Milky Way in its whole beauty? On this shot the Milky Way is seen from Carina to Andromeda and Triangulum, flanked by the Magellanic Clouds. …

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NGC 1788

NGC 1788 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It is rather sharply defined on its southwest perimeter where it is flanked by the dark nebula known as LDN 1616.…


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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