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Here follows my current sitemap

Hints and tips
Tutorials
Equipment
Bought and home made
Images Other
Aiming a non-GoTo telescope
Aiming in Broad Daylight
Animation
Archiving
Autoguiding TAL-2M
Autoguiding LX200
Beginners Tutorial
Camera handling
Camera logging
CCD cleaning
Collimation LX200
Collimation TAL-2M
Dropped Frames
DSO Imaging and Post Processing Tutorial
Focusing on spikes
FOV measuring
GoTo in Broad Daylight
Guiding
Hints and Tips
Image framing
Imaging tutorial
LRGB Imaging and Processing
LX200 - Aiming in Broad Daylight
LX200 Autoguiding
LX200 Collimation
LX200 Automatic PEC Training
LX200 Polar Alignment
Moon Mosaic tutorial
NeatImage QUG
Night vision
Noise reduction in IRIS
PEC Training the LX200: Automatic!
Periodic Error
PixInsight LE Processing Scenario
Planetary Post processing Tutorial
Polar alignment
Polar Alignment LX200
Reaching focus
Rotational Gradient in IRIS
Setting Circles (1)
Setting Circles (2)
Solar Eclipse Tutorial
Spacers
Sun in H-alpha: Imaging and Post Processing
Unsharp Masking USM
Vesta at 1/5 sec.
YRGB processing
Home Made DIY Stuff
Telescope Instruction Manuals

LX200 pages:
LX200 10" f/10 Classic scope
Balance Rail
DEC Problems Fixed
Dew Heater
Dew Removerr
Dew Shield
Dew Zapper
Diffraction Spikes Mask
#1206 Electric Focuser modifications
Focal reducer (Meade f/3.3)
Hartmann Mask
Last Used Reminder
Pier
Piggy Back Rail Light
Piggy Back Rail for WO Zenithstar
Piggy Back Rail Heavy
RA Problems solved
Schematics
Solar Filter
Wedge

Other equipment:
12 Volt issues
Accessories
Acuter Merlin Motorised Multi-Function Mount and Tripod
Astro-3 Mount Motorized
Atik 16IC Camera
Barlows
Bresser Skylux 70mm f/10 telescope
Camera adapter
Cameras
Canon EOS 1000D DSLR Camera
Clip-on Magnifier
Coolpix 995
Coronado PST
Coronado Personal Solar Telescope
Coronado PST - Home made Solar Finder
Double Piggyback for Coronado PST
Crosshairs
Dew Heater
Dew Shield
Electric Focuser
EQ-1 mount [Sold]
Equipment
ETX70 telescope [SOLD]
Eye pieces
Filters
Filter Drawer
Filter Wheel
Finder for TAL-2M
First telescope
Focal reducer (Meade f/3.3)
Focal reducer (Mogg)
FOV<=>Focal Length
Hartmann Mask
Illuminated crosshairs
Laptop Toshiba L300-22E
Laptop External WIFI Antenna
Laptop Remote Controlled Imaging
Laptop USB Light
Lidl scope: Bresser Skylux 70mm f/10 telescope
Lidl scope: focuser modification
Lidl scope: fast focusing
Low focuser [TAL-2M]
Low profile eyepiece holder [TAL-2M]
Magnifier (clip-on)
Moon Filter
MTO 100mm f/10 Maksutov telescope [Sold]
Motor Corrector
Nikon Coolpix 995
Observatory The FIRMAMENT
Observatory WLAN Remote Control
Parfocal adapter
Photo lenses
Piggy Back mounting [TAL-2M]
Power Supply 12 Volt DC
Powermate [5x]
PST (Solar Ha scope)
Double Piggyback for Coronado PST
Reaching focus
Setting Circles (1)
Setting Circles (2)
Skylux 70mm f/10 telescope
Slow Motion controller
SLR Photolenses
Solar filters
Coronado PST - DIY Solar Finder
Spacers
Splitter Box
Spotting scope
TAL-2M 6" f/8 telescope [Sold]
TAL-2M replacement finder
TeleVue 2.5x Powermate
TeleVue 5x Powermate
Torch with winder
ToUcam
Trust WB-5400 Webcam
ViewFinder for SLR Photolens
Webcam adapter
WLAN Remote Control Observatory
William Optics Zenithstar 80 ED II APO
WO Zenithstar 80ED LX200 Piggy Back
Witty
Zenith Mirror

General
Latest Images
Animations Gallery
Astroshows
Open Clusters
Constellations
Deep Sky Gallery
Double stars
Galaxies
Nebulae

Solar System
Comet 4P/Faye
Comet 8P/Tuttle
Comet 17P/Holmes
Comet 73/P Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Comet C/2004 Q2 - Machholz
Comet C/2007 N3 - Lulin
Earth [naked eye]
Eight Planets
Jupiter
Lunar Eclipse 11/2003
Lunar Eclipse 03/2007
Lunar Eclipse 08/2008
Mars
Meteors
Moon
Moon Details
Moon - High Resolution - Annotated
Moon Eclipse November 2003
Moon Eclipse March 2007
Moon Eclipse August 2008
Moon Mosaics
Moon Phases
Neptune
Rainbows
Saturn
Special Conjunctions  :o)
Star Trails
Sun
Sun and Planets
Sun - Prominences and Filaments
Sun Eclipse 2003
Sun Eclipse 2005
Sun Eclipse 2008
Sunsets etc.
Uranus
Venus
Venus Transit 2004
8 Planets

Messier Catalog
Messier Objects
M2
M3
M5
M10
M11
M12
M13
M14
M15
M16 - Eagle Nebula
M17 - Swan Nebula
M18
M26
M27 - Dumbell Nebula
M29
M31 - Andromeda Galaxy
M32
M33 - Triangulum Galaxy
M34
M35
M36
M37
M38
M39
M40
M42 - Orion Nebula
M43
M44 - Beehive or Preasepe
M45 - Pleiades - The Seven Sisters
M46 - Open Cluster
M47 - Open Cluster
M48 - Open Cluster
M50 - Open Cluster
M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
M52 - Open Cluster
M53
M56
M57 - Ring Nebula
M61
M63 - Sunflower Galaxy
M64 - Blackeye Galaxy - Sleeping Beauty Galaxy
M65
M66
M67 - Galactic (Open) Cluster
M71 - Globular Cluster
M72 - Globular Cluster
M73 - Group or Asterism of 4 Stars
M74 - Spiral Galaxy
M76 - Little Dumbbell Nebula
M77 - Spiral Galaxy
M78 - Reflection Nebula
M81 - Bode's Galaxy
M82 - Cigar Galaxy
M84 - Lenticular Galaxy
M85 - Lenticular Galaxy
M86 - Lenticular Galaxy
M92
M94 - Spiral Galaxy
M95 - Spiral Galaxy
M96
M97
M98
M99
M100
M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy
M102 - Spindle Galaxy
M103 - Open Cluster
M104 - Sombrero Galaxy
M105
M106
M108
M109
M110

IC - NGC Objects
B33 - Horse Head Nebula
Cr399 - Brocchis Cluster [the Coathanger]
Dolidze 8 - Open Cluster
IC63 - Diffuse Nebula
IC405 - Flaming Star Nebula
IC410 - Tadpole Nebula
IC417 and SH2-237 - The Spider and the Fly
IC1318
IC1396 - Elephant Trunk Nebula
IC1805 - Heart Nebula
IC1848 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
IC2574 - Coddington's Nebula
IC5070 - Pelican Nebula
IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula
Kemble's Cascade in Camelopardalis
LBN667 - Baby Nebula
Leo Quintet
Leo Triplet: M65 - M66 - NGC3628
M95 in Leo Quintet
M96 in Leo Quintet
M105 in Leo Quintet
Melotte 25 - The Hyades
Melotte 111 - Open Cluster in Coma Berenices
NGC206 - Star cloud in M31
NGC404 - Galaxy
NGC436 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
NGC457 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
NGC663 - Open Cluster
NGC752 - Open Cluster in Andromeda
NGC869 - with NGC884 Double Cluster in Perseus
NGC884 - with NGC869 Double Cluster in Perseus
NGC891 - Edge-on Galaxy in Andromeda
NGC896 - Emission Nebula in Cassiopeia
NGC911 - Group of Galaxies
NGC1275 - Group of Galaxies
NGC1499 - California Nebula
NGC1502 - Open Cluster
NGC1528 - Open Star Cluster in Perseus
NGC1662 - Open Star Cluster
NGC1778 - Open Star Cluster
NGC1807 - Open Star Cluster in Taurus
NGC1817 - Open Star Cluster in Taurus
NGC1893 - Open Star Cluster in Auriga
NGC1977 - Running Man Nebula
NGC1980 - Bright Nebula
NGC2024 - Flame Nebula
NGC2169 - Open star cluster in Orion: the 37 asterism
NGC2174 - Bright nebula in Orion
NGC2237 - Rosette Nebula
NGC2244 - The heart of the Rosette Nebula
NGC2264 - Christmas Tree Cluster & Cone Nebula
NGC2266 - Open star cluster In Gemini
NGC2392 - Eskimo Nebula
NGC2403 - Galaxy
NGC2419 - Intergalactic Wanderer
NGC2683 - Galaxy in Lynx
NGC2685 - Lenticular Galaxy
NGC2841 - Spiral Galaxy
NGC2903 - Spiral Galaxy
NGC2976 - Spiral Galaxy
NGC3077 - Peculiar Galaxy
NGC3187
NGC3190
NGC3193
NGC3231 - Open Cluster in Ursa Major
NGC3384 in Leo Quintet
NGC3521 - Spiral Galaxy
NGC3628 - Spiral (edge on) Galaxy
NGC4565 - Spiral (edge on) Galaxy
NGC4627 - Galaxy
NGC4631 - Whale Galaxy
NGC4656 - Crowbar Galaxy
NGC4657 - Hockey Stick Galaxy
NGC4725 - Galaxy
NGC5981 - Galaxy
NGC5982 - Galaxy
NGC5985 - Galaxy
NGC6823 - Open cluster with nebulosity
NGC6826 - Planetary 'Blinking' Nebula
NGC6888 - Crescent Nebula
NGC6905 - Planetary 'Blue Flash' Nebula
NGC6910 - The Rocking Horse
NGC6914 - Bright Nebulae
NGC6939 - Open Cluster
NGC6940 - Open Cluster
NGC6946 - Galaxy
NGC6960 - The Veil Nebula [the Witch's Broom]
NGC6979 - The Veil Nebula [Pickering's Triangle]
NGC6992 - The Veil Nebula
NGC7000 - North America Nebula
NGC7009 - Saturn Nebula
NGC7209 - Open Cluster in Lacerta
NGC7243 - Open Cluster in Lacerta
NGC7317 - Stephan's Quintet
NGC7318A - Stephan's Quintet
NGC7318B - Stephan's Quintet
NGC7319 - Stephan's Quintet
NGC7320 - Stephan's Quintet
NGC7320c
NGC7331
NGC7332
NGC7335
NGC7336
NGC7337
NGC7339
NGC7340
NGC7380
NGC7538 - Bright Nebula
NGC7635 - Bubble Nebula
NGC7662 - BLue Snowball
NGC7772 - Open Cluster in Pegasus
NGC7788 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
NGC7789 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
NGC7790 - Open Cluster In Cassiopeia
NGC7822 - Emission Nebula
SAO 49941 - Deneb
SAO 100944 - Arcturus
SAO 115756 - Procyon
SAO 125122 - Altair
Seven Arrows : asterism in Ursa Major
SH2-88 Bright Nebula
SH2-142 Bright Nebula
SH2-159 Bright Nebula
SH2-276 Barnard's Loop
Monoceros Loop
Virgo Cluster of Galaxies

ASTROSHOWS
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MY VERY BEST IMAGES
LATEST IMAGES
FULL ASTRO SHOW
DEEP SKY
COMETS
PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE October 3, 2005
PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE August 1, 2008
THE SUN in Hydrogen Alpha
MOON in High Resolution
MOON details
PLANETS
MY SATURN LEARNING CURVE
LUNAR ECLIPSE November 8-9, 2003
LUNAR ECLIPSE March 3-4, 2007
NAKED EYE IMAGES
SUNSETS, SUNRISES, SUN AND CLOUDS ...
SPECIAL CONJUNCTIONS
The FIRMAMENT Observatory

VENUS TRANSIT June 6, 2004:
10 minute interval sequence of the whole transit
The ingress at 12 seconds interval
The ingress, cropped, enlarged x2, at 200 milliseconds interval
The egress at varying intervals

Clear Sky Clock
Experiments
My health
Latitude and Longitude
Software
Special Conjunctions  :o)
Visitors to my website
Weather and time

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