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Member Reports from Erwin Roessler

Jul 04

Part of the Milky Way

Part of the Milky Way seen from Gscheid . This is a place in the foothills near Mariazell in Austria . The picture was taken with a Canon EOS 1200D on 29 June 2016 . Exposure time 25 sec with ISO 6400 . Read More...

May 13

Mercury Transit - Public Viewing in Laxenburg

On 9th May 2016 we organized an event in the beautiful Schlosspark Laxenburg near Vienna. All visitors from the Schlosspark were invited to join and take a closer look through our telescopes and observe this rare event. A lot of interested people took the chance and informed themselves and observed the Mercury transit with us. We also had a lot of info material and posters we could use to explain the Mercury transit. Fortunately we had a really beautiful weather and a clear sky. Even a local TV reporter team joined us for a report and an interview. We made... Read More...

Apr 30

Sun and Spring Forest

On Saturday, April 16, we conducted together with the Association „Die Spur“, the event "Sun and Spring Forest" for children in the age from 6 - 10 years in Vienna. Our goal is to awake children´s interest for the exciting topic Astronomy and motivate them to continue to deal with this topic. The event was divided into an astronomical and a nature part. It started at about 15:00 CET with the observation of the sun on a cloudless sky. We could observe sunspots. After this we started the natural part, a walk through the woods, where we could observe a... Read More...

Nov 16

The Moon in Vienna

The Moon in Vienna today evening. This picture was made with a Skywatcher 150/750 telescope and a Canon EOS 1200D camera. Read More...

Nov 14

The Moon and the Orion

An extraordinary picture from the Moon and the Orion in the Vienna nightsky, picture was made on the 3rd of October 2015 in the north of Vienna. This picture was made with a Canon EOS 1200D with a 28 mm focal length, 1600 ISO and 5 sec exposure time. Read More...