Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1 in binoculars - Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee
Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1 in binoculars – Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1 in Bootes

Observed and sketched with 25X100 binoculars

The contrasts ars slightly exaggerated!

December 4th, 2013, 5.45-6.15h, very cold and moist air

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee, Swabian Mountains, Germany

 

NGC 7293, Planetary Nebula in Aquarius – Johannes Schilling - Lonsee
NGC 7293, Planetary Nebula in Aquarius – Johannes Schilling – Lonsee

NGC 7293, also known as Helix Nebula, Planetary Nebula in Aquarius

NGC 7293 is the largest and closest planetary nebula in the heavens

Size: 12’X10′ (without the weak immense halo, I think ) and 7.3m

Central star: 13.4m

Dist.: 522 LY

October 24th and 30th, 2013, altogether 2 hours

Observed and sketched with a 25X100 Binocular, equipped with UHC filters

Stars are sketched without filters

Location: Swabian Mountains, Germany, very good transparency at second evening for observing hints of the halo

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling ,Lonsee

Comet Ison, C 2012 S1 - Dr.  Johannes Schilling - Lonsee
Comet Ison, C 2012 S1 – Dr. Johannes Schilling – Lonsee

October 24th, 2013, 5.50-6.10 MESZ

Observed and sketched with 25X100 Binocular

Bright moonlight

Estimated magnitude of the comet: 10m

Estimated length of comet tail: 30′

No sharp nucleus seen

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee