SPACE IMAGES

Astrophotography by Jens Zippel.

Welcome!

Pictures of objects from the depths of space have always fascinated me. Colored nebula or even galaxies, for me they were something like science fiction. In spring of 2014 I began to interest myself in astrophotography, researched in some Internet forums and was immediately "infected" with the astro virus. I started this incredibly exciting hobby with the knowledge close to ZERO and in a short time in a steep learning curve I learned all necessary know-how.

At the beginning I was not sure if I would get it, because the astrophotography is considered an elaborate and complicated matter. The first attempts were disappointing. In the meantime, however, I have gained a lot of experience and I would like to allow other astrophotography beginners to participate in the acquired knowledge on this website. Interested visitors get a little insight into a very exciting hobby and maybe the one or other idea to try it once.

Latest Astrophoto - VDB 9

Exposed over several nights, and hours of processing the raw material. The result is a colorful astrophoto.

Processing

Processing

Processing the raw images decides whether the accumulated photons become pretty pictures or rather rubbish. Here you can see the miraculous transformation from the raw image to an astrophoto.
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Light pollution

Light pollution

Light pollution is an increasingly annoyance for astrophotographers. The conditions are not optimal in Bremen. At my location on the outskirts, the location is borderline, but not hopeless.
Light pollution map ...

Observatory

Observatory

Almost exactly one year after I bought my first telescope, the preparations for the construction of my permanent obervatory started. If I had been told 12 months ago, I would not have believed it.
Building my observatory ...

Astro Blog

Astro Blog

In my Astro blog I document exposure sessions and interesting events around my Astro activities. Here the path from the exposure over the raw images to the colored Astrophoto can be followed.
To the blog ...

Spaceimages - The Movie

My finest captures out of the past 12 month as an ambient movie...

About me

I am born in 1965 and live in Bremen located in northern germany about 120 kilometers west of Hamburg. I've been interested in astronomy since childhood, when I was 4 years old and watched live on our black and white TV mens first landing on the moon. 45 years later I bought my first telescope and started with astrophotography.

In the main occupation I am owner and CEO of an internet software development company named "eWerk GmbH".