Shot between End of January and February 2012, with about 30 Minutes par channel on my SBIG 2000XM camera. Note the „slight“ miscollimation, not-so-good focus, and grainy image (got only a bad flat-field).
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It’s always like that: Everything is ready, but the weather is not. Quite some snowfall and high winds these days, so no observing was possible. In addition, I miscalculated the backfocus of my GSO RC 12″ (it is a whoppin‘ 28cm!), so I still have to wait for some more spacers to get in focus with my camera. Anyway, the first light should take place shortly!
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So we’re heading for New York City in April. Excited to get to the big apple, meeting a few friends there and – of course – going to try a good Steak are on top of our list:)
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Manchmal möchte ich mich gerne wie Käptn‘ Jack Sparrow fühlen, wenn er wankend mit einer Flasche Rum in der Hand durch weiße Sandstrände auf einer einsamen Insel herumläuft. Also denke ich zwischendurch auch mal nach, eine Rundreise – am besten Inselhüpfen – in der Karibik zu machen. Hier ein Paar Infos:
Wie komm ich dorthin?
Ab Deutschland fliegt anscheinend nur Condor direkt ab Frankfurt einige Inseln an. Ansonsten gibt es etliche Verbindungen mit Umstieg in London (British Airways, Virgin Atlantic), New York (Jet Blue), Charlotte (US Airways) und Miami.
Einmal dort lohnt es sich einen Blick auf LIAT zu werfen. Diese kleine Airline verbindet haufenweise kleinere Inseln der Karibik untereinander. Alternativ könnte man auch auf diverse Fähren ausweichen, welche einige der Inseln anfahren.
You know, sometimes I feel like Capt’n Jack Sparrow, walking around a pristine white beach with a bottle of Rhum in one hand and a biiiiig smiley on the face. So what about going to the Caribbean and well… You know… Try to do it the same way? 🙂
How to get there
From Germany there are some direct flights from Frankfurt operated by Condor. All others seem to require at least a stop-over, either in London (British Airways, Virgin Atlantic), New York (JetBlue, among others), Charlotte (US Airways) or Miami.
Once there, the best connections over most islands seem to be from LIAT. Another way would be by taking ferries, which connect some of the islands.
An idea would be to fly to Barbados (relatively cheap British Airways flight), explore the island, and then fly with LIAT to either St. VIncent and the Grenadines, Grenada or some other Island over there.
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Alright folks, we are again planning a new trip. This time we want to get to Japan to see some friends of Evelyn and actually see some cities and do some hikes.
Planned cities would be so far Tokio, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka. We still have to see which mountains we should have a look at, hopefully Rene will help us on that 🙂
And after this, one week or so at Okinawa for some beach-time 🙂
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Allright folks, this time I’ve changed my blog in a travel and photo blog. As most of my comments nowadays land in Facebook, I’ll keep a list of travel-related posts here, together with my girlfriend.
Ah and next trip will be: New York City!
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Alright… after years of no-blogging (duh!), I managed to get the time for a update at the WordPress installation. I will shortly also switch the whole site to WordPress, but it will take some time to get all the photos and stuff on again. Anyhow, I’ll also try o connect this stuff to Facebook (it looks like there are plenty of plugins around, but none really working the way I’d like it to).
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It’s been a while since my last post. However, in the meantime I’ve got my new telescope, a brand-new LX200GPS 10″ f/10 from Meade. I like this beast, even if I need to build up a bit more muscles just to carry that monster up and down these mountains here :P.
No seriously, as now I tried it once under pretty good conditions (despite the -20°C :S), but was not really able to use it at full power. Since then I tried it several times under daylight, and I feel quite comfortable with now.
I got also the Meade LPI, a small webcam for planetary images. It works quite well (under daylight, again), so I’ll try it as soon as I get my new purchase… a JMI Mobile’s Carry Case for the Beast. It should be delivered today with UPS. Let’s see 😉
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