"The strongest affection and utmost zeal should, I think, promote the studies concerned with the most beautiful objects. This is the discipline that deals with the universe´s divine revolutions, the stars motions, sizes, distances, rising and settings … for what is more beautiful than heaven?"
Nicolaus Copernicus

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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 7331

NGC 7331, also known as Caldwell 30, is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 48 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. NGC 7331 is the …

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NGC 7814

NGC 7814 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Pegasus about 50 million light-years away. The galaxy can be seen from Earth edge-on. It is sometimes referred to as "the little sombrero", …

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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. At regular intervals I "treat myself" to a bit of variety and take pictures under the perfect sky in
Namibia.

In any case, astronomy and astrophotography is one of the most interesting and fascinating hobby ever.

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