Observations of the Sun, the Moon, and Planets 2021

Conditions | Observation Overview | Remarks | References

It was not until 2018 that I began to observe the moon a little more in detail and to document my "more important" observations. On this page, I collect, somewhat unsystematically, my observations of the moon, the sun, and the planets from 2021, which might be of interest to other beginners and are therefore described here.

Note: Older observations are listed on the "Astronomy" overview page. The same applies to deep sky observations.

 

Observation Overview

Date Objects Observed Location Devices Used Eyepieces and Cameras Used Remarks Further Remarks
Apr 27 Moon MH   Sony RX10 M4 Took photos of the "super moons" (special full moon). Photos rather dark...
May 26 Moon Erkerode   Sony RX10 M4 Took photos of the "super moons" (special full moon). Rather washed out...
Jul 17 Moon MH eVscope, LT binoculars   Took photos of the half moon with the eVscope. After Unistellar had published directions...
Jul 19 Moon MH   Sony RX10 M4 Took photos of the moon with the Golden Handle.  
Jul 20 Moon MH   Sony RX10 M4 Took photos of the moon one day after the Golden Handle at two different times. 40 min difference
Jul 22 Moon SM/F   Panasonic TZ202, Sony RX10 M4 Astrid and me took photos of the (nearly) full moon.  
Aug 11 Moon, Venus MH   Sony RX10 M4 Crescent of the moon and Venus beautifully seen and photographed

 

Aug 31   MH eVscope   Took photos of Jupiter and Saturn

 

Sep 1 Jupiter, Saturn, both with moons MH C5 on AZ Pronto mount 32, 24, 16 und 10 mm Observed Jupiter (4 moons) and Saturn (3 moons?) with the C5, dann M 11 (down to 16 mm) and M 13 (down to 10 mm) From about 10:20 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.; initially SQM 20, at the end SQM 20.1
Sep 3 Jupiter (w/o) moons, Saturn MH C5 with reducer/corrector on AZ-GTi mount   Order: M 13 (from 10:50 p.m. on), M 92, Jupiter with and without moons, M 13, Saturn, Jupiter

 

Starting at about 10:50 p.m. (I started earlier, but had only failed attempts) up to about 0:30; SQM about 20.1

C5 partly covered with dew...

Oct 9 Moon, Venus Erkerode   Sony RX10 M4 Moon and Venus close together  
Oct 12 Moon, Jupiter, Saturn MH   Sony RX100 M4 Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon formed a triangle  
Oct 19 Jupiter, Saturn MH eVscope   Took photos of Jupiter and Saturn (app version 1.4.3 with new processing for planets)  
Oct 23 Moon, Jupiter MH eVscope   Took photos of Jupiter and the moon (app version 1.4.3 with new processing for planets) Jupiter with and without moons; fuzzy without moons...
Nov 18 Moon MH PS72 on AZ-GTi mount, StellarMate ZWO ASI224MC Took photos of the moon (PS 72/432, StellarMate) Full moon
Nov 27 Jupiter MH C5 with reducer/corrector on AZ-GTi mount, StellarMate ZWO ASI224MC Took photos of Jupiter (C5, StellarMate) Jupiter with three moons

All observations done in Mühlhausen/Kraichgau (MH), except for where noted otherwise; SM/F = Sumène/Frankreich.

 

Special Events

April 27, 2021: Photos of the Super Moon (Sony RX10 M4, Mühlhausen)

    

Processed and sharpened (original)

  Processed and sharpened (from May 26, 2021, for comparison)

May 26, 2021: Photos of the Super Moon (Sony RX10 M4, Erkerode)

         

Unprocessed (original)

 

Processed

 

Processed and sharpened

July 17, 2021: Photos of the Half Moon with the eVscope

    

Original colors

 

Black & white version

Slightly processed and sharpened (Gain 0 dB, 2.8 ms)

July 19, 2021: Moon with Golden Handle

    

Moon with Golden Handle, processed and sharpened

 

Ditto, processed and sharpened

July 20, 2021: Moon One Day After the Golden Handle

    

Moon after the Golden Handle, processed and sharpened

 

Ditto, only sharpened

    

Ditto, processed and sharpened

 

Ditto, processed and sharpened

 

Ditto, processed and sharpened , 40 min later than photos above

 

Ditto, processed and sharpened , 40 min later than photos above

July 22, 2021: Photos of the (Nearly) Full Moon with the Panasonic TZ202 and Sony RX10 M4

         

Nearly full moon with Panasonic TZ202

 

Ditto

 

Ditto

   

Nearly full moon with Sony RX10 M4

 

Ditto

 

Ditto

   

Ditto, processed

 

Ditto, processed

 

Ditto, processed

August 11, 2021: Crescent of the Moon and Venus

    

Crescent of the moon and Venus (Pfeil zeigt auf Venus)

 

Crescent of the moon and Venus

    

Crescent of the moon and Venus

 

Crescent of the moon and Venus

August 31, 2021: Photos of Jupiter and Saturn

I observed and photographed Jupiter and Saturn in Live View mode with the eVscope:

    

Jupiter - 31.8.2021, Ausschnitte, Ringe sichtbar

 

Jupiter - 31.8.2021, Ausschnitte, mit Monden

Mit der neuen Bildverarbeitung erhielt ich bessere Streifen...

   

Saturn - 31.8.2021, Ausschnitte

   

October 14: Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn form a Triangle

    

Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn

 

Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn

    

Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn; arrows point to Jupiter (left) and Saturn (right)

 

Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn; arrows point to Jupiter (left) and Saturn (right)

October 19, 2021: Jupiter and Saturn with the eVscope

The following photos of Jupiter and Saturn with the eVscope were taken with the new app version 1.4.3, which is supposed to bring improvements in planet imaging. But I cannot really recognize these improvements...

    

Jupiter with 4 moons and with different exposures

                   

Jupiter with stripes

 

Saturn with its ring

October 23, 2021: Jupiter and Moon with the eVscope

    

Jupiter with 4 moons

 

Jupiter without moons, fuzzy...

    

Moon, sharpened

November 18, 2021

Moon unprocessed

Moon processed

November 27, 2021: Jupiter with Three Moons (ASI224)

Jupiter with 3 Moons, 0.02 sec

Jupiter with 3 Moons, 0.01 sec

Jupiter with 3 Moons, 0.001 sec

 

References

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