Etosha Day 1

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Etosha – Day 1 – Giraffe at Ondongab Waterhole #2

So many animal picture to dig through … but here comes a first selection of images from our 4 day visit to the Etosha National Park, Namibia in September 2023. Unbelievable, the sheer number of animals at the waterholes and along the pads during the dry season.

Massen von Tierbildern, die erstmal abgearbeitet werden müssen … aber hier schon mal eine erste Auswahl Bilder von vier Tagen im Etosha Nationalpark, Namibia im September 2023. Unglaublich, welche Mengen von Tieren an den Wasserlöchern und entlang der Schotterpisten während der Trockenzeit zu sehen und zu fotografieren waren.

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More Prague from 2009

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Streets of Prague #5 – Kaprova

From some depth of the archive: images from my first trip to Prague, back in May 2009, now added to the other Prag 2009 stuff in the corresponding album.

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Interestingly, a lot of the somewhat derelict facades photographed back then, have been refurbished and look way better today or on Google streetview.

Above the Roofs of Cologne

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Above the Roofs of Cologne #11

From the deep vaults of the archive: back in 2009 an unexpected ballon ride provided some exceptional views.

Complete series: Gallery > Photography > Köln > Über den Dächern

Aus den Tiefen des Archivs: 2009 ging es ganz unverhofft mit dem “Geo”-Ballon der Hamburger Ballonwelt über Köln, mit ein paar Bildeindrücken, die man sonst nicht so leicht bekommt.

Komplette Serie: Gallery > Photography > Köln > Über den Dächern

Shai-Hulud Nebula ;-)

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Shai-Hulud Nebula ;-) – CG 4 – Cometary Globule in Puppis – IAS Remote Telescope, Hakos, Namibia – Jan 2024 – LHaRGB v1

Another CG in Puppis, also called “God’s Hand” trying to snatch PGC21338, but for me it looks more like a sandworm.

More details at Astrobin.

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Baggertransport 2009

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Baggertransport – Unheimliche Begegnung der dritten Art #2

From the deep vaults of the archive: a series of images from the transport of the cross pit conveyor 756 and wing tripper 956 from the strip mine Bergheim to the strip mine Hambach, back in summer 2009.

Aus den Tiefen des Archivs: genaugenommen kein Bagger, sondern eine Bildserie zum Transport des Absetzer 756 mit dem Bandschleifenwagen 956 vom Tagebau Bergheim zum Tagebau Hambach, aus dem Sommer 2009.

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Cometary Globules CG30, CG31, CG38

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CG30, CG31A-E, CG38 – Cometary Globules in the Gum Nebula and more Dark Nebulae in Puppis – IAS Remote Telescope, Hakos, Namibia – Jan 2024 – LRGB v1

New data from the IAS remote telescope, comprising 2 panels for this mosaic. Somewhat uncharted territory in Puppis, at least regarding the NGC and IC catalogs, with several cometary globules in the outskirts of the very large Gum Nebula.

More scientific details about the objects can be found in this older publication by ESO, see page 71, section 2.1.4 CG30/31 and HH12.

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Dellbrück Winter Kitsch

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Dellbrück Winter Kitsch #2

Heavy snowfall converted the south of Northrhine-Westfalia into a picturesque winter landscape. Couldn’t resist to give my camera an airing.

Starker Schneefall verwandelte den Süden von Nordrhein-Westfalen in eine pittoreske Winterlandschaft, das hat man in Köln nicht so oft. Kitsch as Kitsch can, heute Vormittag war ein kleiner Spaziergang mit der Kamera angesagt.

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Using CC Child Pages

The website now uses the CC Child Pages plugin, replacing the Flexi Pages Widget, which vanished without trace from the WP plugin directory. Hopefully no hickups, and slowly but surely the parent category pages (especially in the Photography gallery hierarchy) will be updated accordingly.

Abell 194 Galaxy Cluster

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Abell 194 – Galaxy Cluster in Cetus – IAS Remote Telescope, Hakos, Namibia – Dec 2023 – LRGB v1

More data from the IAS remote telescope, the Abell 194 galaxy cluster in Cetus. Featuring NGC 519, 530, 535, 538, 541, 543, 545, 547, 548, 557, some ICs and tons of PGCs, see below.

All details at Astrobin.

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