Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques and IC 1805
Galaxy Messier 81
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy
Comet Johnson C/2015 V2
Messier 110
Colorful part of Cygnus
Messier 110
MWP-1 and Alves 1 nebulas
G 111.0+11.6 and SNR G 110.3+11.3 DeHT 5

CCD VdB Catalogue


Closer than the Moon


My astrophoto toys


The Van den Bergh reflection nebulae catalog contains 159 objects. The catalog was published in 1966 by Sidney van den Bergh.

I am imaging these fascinating nebulae in the course of last few years.


Here you will find photographic stories of my business trips and holiday travels. They don’t show and don’t describe all that I saw, but show interesting places or such that I have a special fondnes

  My first real set for astrophotography (2008-2011)
Astrograph: Takahashi FSQ 106N
Camera: SBIG ST-2000 XM
Guider: SkyWatcher 80/400 with SBIG Remote Guide Head
Filter wheel SBIG CFW-10 with set of filters: LRGB, Ha, SII, OIII by Baader Planetarium, plus Pro Planet 742 for planetary photography.
Mount: HEQ 5 Pro SynScan.

My miniature world


My world of  miniatures is a world of models of aircraft and ships and models of spacecraft related to the American space program. It is also a model of the railway in H0 scale that reminds me of the most interesting years of my life spent in the Swiss canton of Ticino.