LX200 Classic Storyboard
Here are some pictures of and made by my LX200 12" Classic, when observing or photographing comets since the last 25 years.
Observing on the Emberger Alm in September 1997
C/1997 J2 (Meunier-Dupouy) © 1998-08-29 by Bernhard Haeusler, Maidbronn, Germany. Photo taken in Rimpar, Germany
5 min. exposure,
1998-08-29 UT 19:41, 12" SCT
f-10 + CCD ST-8
September, 27 1998 on the Emberger Alm again
Some weeks later, I surprisingly
found a tail
of C/1998 W3 (LINEAR) in a long-term exposure of 80 minutes.
© 1998-12-17 by Bernhard Haeusler, Maidbronn, Germany
Comet: C/1998 W3
(LINEAR) 8 x 10 min. exposure,
1998-12-17 UT 00:16 to UT 02:19, 12" SCT f-10 + CCD ST-8, croped 2x2 bin
September, 24 1999 on the Emberger Alm
In summer 2000 we expected a new comet becoming bright: C/1999 S4 (LINEAR).
My brother Guenther and me were driving in mid July 2000 for a week
to the Emberger Alm, to take some photos of the new comet.
The ST-8 has a parallel interface which is connected with a
laptop. A 200 mm, f-2.8 tele lens of a Minolta X-700 is sattled on the ccd
This was the moment after six days rain, when the sky cleared
for the first time.The Alm is lying in 1750 m and normally
The sun came out a bit and so I hopefully prepared the comet
shooting for the coming night.
© 2000-07-13 by Bernhard Haeusler, Maidbronn, Germany, Photo taken on the Emberger Alm, Austria
Comet: C/1999 S4
(LINEAR) 6 x 2 min. exposure,
2000-07-13 UT 01:00 to UT 01:15,
Only three quaters of an hour the sky was clear on direction to the comet.
Nine days after our trip to the Emberger Alm, we decided to
drive not so far to observe the comet.
...but we can get not only culinary deliciousness on the mountain,
but also very good dark skies in 850 m above sea level.
C/1999 S4 (LINEAR) © 2000-07-13 by Bernhard Haeusler, Maidbronn, Germany, Photo taken on the Kreuzberg, Germany
Comet: C/1999 S4
(LINEAR) 10 x 1 min. exposure,
2000-07-23 UT 22:09 to UT 22:20,
The Beauty and the Death of comet C/1999 S4
(LINEAR) with an image of the desintegrating comet.
On the Emberger Alm at September, 2000
In Grand Champs, Provence in Southern France at June, 2003
On the Emberger Alm at September, 2003
IAU codes: B82 Maidbronn and K87 Dettelbach Vineyard Observatory