New Moon Picture!

It was my pleasure to entertain the toddlers of the “Gemeentelijke basisschool Outgaarden” in Hoegaarden yesterday evening. We talked about the stars, the Moon and the Sun. Unfortunately it was clouded, so the telescope stayed inside, and all toddlers could see their reflection inside: that was a lot of fun!

They even made me a little “thank you”:

Gemini Treasures

An overview image of Gemini around Messier 35, the well know open Star Cluster. The open cluster is on the top left, with very cloise on it’s upper right, the smalle open cluster NGC2158. Near the lower centre, we see the red gas of the ancient supernova remnant IC443, and to the upper right the bright hydrogen nebula IC2175. There are some spots in the image that I cannot define, maybe it’s reflections.

Click on the image for a better view, not sure why it looks so unsharp in this format!

Another processing (Astrobin version)
SQM Graph during the capturing of this image / top line is SQM max SQM achieved was about 20,15 Clouds came in later in the night