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Object of the Week: Sharpless 157 in Cassiopeia/Cepheus (Deepskyforum.com, July 2014)

Object of the Week: NGC 6240, the Rumpled Starfish (Deepskyforum.com, May 2014)

Object of the Week: Sharpless 261 - Lower's Nebula (Deepskyforum.com, March 2014)

Object of the Week: Abell 21, a large evolved PN in Gemini (Deepskyforum.com, January 2014)


Object of the Week: The two Tadpoles of IC 410 in Auriga (Deepskyforum.com, November 2013)

Object of the Week: Merope's and Barnard's Nebula (Deepskyforum.com, September 2013)

100 Quadratgrad Himmel: Mitten im Schwan (Interstellarum 89, August 2013)

Brightning of Gyulbudhagian's Nebula (PV Cep) (Deepskyforum, August 2013)

Object of the Week: Sharpless 174 - a moving planetary? (Deepskyforum.com, July 2013)

Object of the week: Markarian 205 and the red shift controversy (Deepskyforum.com, June 2013)

Object of the Week: A whiff of a Planetary: Longmore-Tritton 5 (Deepskyforum.com, April 2013)

Ein "neuer" Nebel im Einhorn: Thommes' Nebula (Astrotreff, March 2013)

Object of the Week: A Wolf-Rayet ring nebula - Sharpless 308 (Deepskyforum.com, January 2013)

Object of the Week: Sharpless 257 and the Three Snowballs (Deepskyforum.com, January 2013)

Ceres und Vesta als Scheibchen (Astrotreff, Januar 2013)


100 Quadratgrad Himmel: Ein Streifzug durch die Giraffe (Interstellarum 85, December 2012)

Ear Nebula: IPHASX J205013.7 + 465518 in Cygnus (Deepskyforum.com, August 2012)

Object of the Week: Wolf-Rayet Shell around WR 134/135 (Deepskyforum.com, July 2012)

Sharpless 91 and Friends: Observing the complete ring of the G65.3+5.7 supernova remnant in Cygnus (on Astrotreff)

100 Quadratgrad Himmel: Vor Cepheus' Haustür (Interstellarum 83, August 2012)


The Orion-Eridanus Superbubble: Observing the Western Counterpart to Barnard's Loop (on Astrotreff)

100 Quadratgrad Himmel: Orion trifft Zwillinge (Interstellarum 79, December 2011)

Two Young Stellar Objects in Cygnus: G 98-171 (V1982 Cygni) und GM 2-39  (Deepskyforum.com, November 2011)

Large Planetaries in Cassiopeia: HFG 1, HDW 2, EGB 1 and MWP 1 (Cloudynights.com, November 2011)

100 Quadratgrad Himmel: Tief unten in Canis Major (Interstellarum 74, February 2011)

Solar Eclipse 2011


Deep Sky and Polarization: Observing protoPN, proto-stellar dust and synchrotron radiation

A Sharpless Treasure Box: The Sharpless 254, 255, and 257 Trio  (on Astrotreff)


Two galaxies deep in the South: NGC 253 and NGC 247 of the Sculptor Group

M87 and its jet: Visual observation of a monster

Worms, two Tadpoles, a Horse, a Keyhole, and a Christmas Tree: Five dusty winter nebula

Cassiopeia A: The probably youngest SNR of the Milky Way (on Astrotreff)

R Aquarii: Observation of a symbiotic star (on Astrotreff)

Himalia: Jupiter's "fifth" moon (on Astrotreff)


McNeil's Nebula in M78 (on Astrotreff)

The Tadpoles in IC 410 (on Astrotreff)

Deep South in Canis Major: NGC2467, the t CMa Cluster, Sharpless 301, and Sharpless 308 (on Astrotreff)

Elephant's Trunk, a Flaming Pig, and a Star Queen: Two dusty summer nebula  (on Astrotreff)


Corona Borealis Galaxy Cluster: Visual observation of Abell 2065 (on Astrotreff)

Barnard's Galaxy: NGC 6882 in Sagittarius

More articles are in the German section of my webpages


Observing Guides

Hickson Compact Groups

Abell PN

Sharpless HII

Young Stellar Objects

Large PN

Protoplanetary Nebula


Wolf-Rayet Nebula


DSM 2009: Spring Observing Highlights

(Observing list of the Deep Sky Meeting 2009 in Ittenhausen)



DSM2015: Hidden Deep Sky Treasures

(Observing list of the Deep Sky Meeting 2015 in Ittenhausen)




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