Some Astrophotos

German Version .
from Heinz Scsibrany.
The following images have been made with my Newtonian reflector telescope (aperture 15 cm, focal length 75 cm) with a 8 cm Refractor guidscope and a CCD camera (ST4 autoguider) attached to this. Both telescopes were mounted on a G-11 Losmandy mount. Earlier I used a Vixen Super Polaris mount. 6 inch Newtonian
picture of M42 The Orionnebula M42 in constellation Orion.
Exposure time: ca. 30 Minutes on hypersensitized Fujichrome 100. 
This is a large cloud consisting predominantly of hydrogen. In its interior, new stars are formed through gradual contraction of the gas under its own gravity. 
Lagoon and Trifid nebula in constellation sagittarius. 
Exposure time: 60 Minutes on Kodak Pro Gold 400 film
These are also large clouds of hydrogen. The stars in the lagoon nebula (bottom) have been formed from this cloud some time ago.
Lagoon- and Trifidnebula
Galaxies M81, M82 Galaxies M81 (right of center) and M82 (top) in constellation big dipper. 
Exposure time: 80 Minutes on Kodak Pro Gold 400 film. 
These are independent star systems as our milky way within a rather small distance of 9 million light years (this means we see an image as it looked 9 million years ago). 
picture of M33 Galaxy M33 in constellation triangulum. 
Exposure time: ca. 90 Minutes on Scotch Chrome 400 film. 
Within this galaxy, which is also an independent star system as our milky way, one can observe the same objects we also see in the milky way (gas nebulae, star clusters, dying stars). 
Distance of the galaxy about 5 million light years.
The planetary nebula NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula) in constellation aquarius.
Exposure time: 60 Minutes on Kodak Pro Gold 400 film
This object has nothing in common with a planet - the name comes from its image in a small telescope (a small disc like a planet). In reality it is a gas cloud which was the outer shell of a star, blowen away, when this star was dying.
Some billion years in the future, after all nuclear fuel in its interior has been exhausted, our sun will also blow away its outer shell and afterwards form a white dwarf. Earlier, about 500 million years from now, the temperature on earth will begin to rise due to the slowly blowing up of the sun, which will result in the end of life on earth. After that, the so called Helium Burning is ignited in the suns interior. Hereby Helium (which is currently built by fusion of Hydrogen) is fused to Carbon and Oxygen. If finally no more Helium is available, the end of the suns life has come with a similar result as is visible here.
Helix Nebula

Those pictures had been taken about 25 km from Vienna / AUSTRIA.
New: planet pictures.
Some newer pictures partly made with my Celestron 9 1/4 Inch (235 mm aperture, 2350 mm focal length) Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.
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