The sky objects on this page can also be seen with the naked eye, so without telescope, binoculars or lens.
It is just a matter of keeping your eyes open when walking outside in God's beautiful nature.
And to have your camera (in my case a Nikon Coolpix 995 camera) on the ready, of course.

Most of the images on this page can also be viewed as an
And if you like images like these, you might want to have a look at my Sunsets

Jupiter at 15 degrees altitude.
August 8, 2009 22:07 UT.
While imaging NGC6992 I spotted Jupiter low in my skies, so I grabbed my Coolpix 995 and took this picture. Obviously Jupiter is out of my range these days ...
Imaged with my Nikon Coolpix 995 camera in auto mode; the uneven illumination is caused by the rising moon.
More Jupiter images.
Venus: the Brilliant Morningstar.
July 28, 2009 02:37 UT.
I woke up at 4:30 a.m., looked through the window of my bedroom and there was the Brilliant Morningstar: Venus !
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Imaged with my Nikon Coolpix 995 camera in auto mode.
Venus - Moon Conjunction.
December 31, 2008 16:28 UT.
Venus and the 3 day 20 hour young Moon.
Separation: 2.8 arc degrees.
Imaged with Nikon Coolpix 995 camera on tripod.
Venus - Moon Conjunction.
December 31, 2008 16:27 UT.
Venus and the 3 day 20 hour young Moon.
Separation 2.8 arc degrees.
Imaged with Nikon Coolpix 995 camera on tripod.
Venus - Moon Conjunction.
December 30, 2008 16:25 UT.
Venus and the 2 day 20 hour young Moon.
Separation 12.6 arc degrees.
Imaged with handheld Nikon Coolpix 995 camera (rested on a ledge).
Full moon over Azay-le-Rideau [France].
September 14, 2008 18:22 UT.
Imaged with handheld Nikon Coolpix 995 camera.

When waking up on December 22, 2007 I saw that the street where I live had been converted into a WinterWonderLand.
It had been humid and hazy for a few days and nights: sub-zero temperatures decorated everything with tiny ice crystals ...


May 11, 2007 17:52 UT.
Venus imaged with handheld Nikon Coolpix 995 camera.
May 1, 2007 18:39 UT.
Full moon over the Adriatic Sea as seen from Icici/Istria/Croatia.
Imaged with handheld Nikon Coolpix 995 camera resting on a ledge; site: a terrace where my wife and I enjoyed a very nice capuccino!
April 20, 2007 19:31 UT.
Venus in conjunction with the 3 day old moon.
Imaged with Nikon Coolpix 995 camera from static tripod; site: parking lot overlooking Monaco.
October 27, 2005 23:09 - 23:13 UT
Mars meets the Pleiades [M45].
Imaging details: ex-TV Zoomlens @ 15mm with ex-Vesta IRB filter; SC3A b/w RAW camera; 9 unguided exposures of 16 seconds.
October 19, 2005 21:27 UT
I waited for the racing clouds to clear Mars but still cover the 17 day 7 hour old moon.
Imaged with Nikon Coolpix 995 in manual mode.
September 22, 2005 08:16 UT
I visited the Chaumont Castle [France, Loire] and saw the 19 day 8 hour old moon high in the skies over the castle.
Imaged with Nikon Coolpix 995 in automatic mode.
September 4, 2005 18:53 UT
While camping high in the French Alps I saw Venus and Jupiter in conjunction.
Imaged with Nikon Coolpix 995 in manual mode.
September 1, 2005 19:02 UT
While camping high in the French Alps I saw Venus and Jupiter in conjunction.
Imaged with Nikon Coolpix 995 in manual mode.
July 28, 2005 19:30 UT.
Thunderstorm building up over my observatory, with the setting sun as illuminator.
July 11, 2005 21:44 UT.
The 4 day 19 hour old moon is setting.
On the left is Jupiter, whith gamma Virginis [Porrima] a little bit higher and at the top of the image is delta Virginis.
At the top right theta Leonis [Chertan] is visible and in the center of the image nu Virginis [magnitude 4.02] can be seen.
Moon - 3 days 21 hours old July 10, 2005 20:02 UT.
The 3 day 21 hour old moon, imaged in the street where I live with Nikon Coolpix 995 in automatic mode
Moon - 13 days 6 hours 59 minutes hours old June 20, 2005 20:59 UT.
The 13 day 6 hour 59 minute moon and the clouds
Location: camping site Netolice, Czechia.
Sunset Chlum - Czechia June 13, 2005 18:54 UT.
Sometimes clouds are really nice, especially when illuminated by the setting sun.
Sunset in Chlum - Czechia
Imaged with Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera.

June 5, 2005 14:45 UT and 16:56 / 17:05 UT.
While camping in Liptovsky Trnovec, Slovakia I captured two rainbows in just over 2 hours.
Camera: Coolpix 995 in full automatic mode.
It is interesting to see the difference in height of the rainbow, caused by the altitude of the sun.
More Rainbow images

May 16, 2005 17:32 UT.
The 7 day, 16 hour 51 minute old moon.
During a walk over the Hungarian Puszta I saw the 1st Quarter moon and I did not hesitate but imaged.
Free hand image - so without any tripod or support - with Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera.
Sunset Bugac - Hungary May 16, 2005 17:24 UT.
The sun is setting.
Grazing cattle on the Hungarian Puszta and the setting sun.
Imaged with Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera.

May 7, 2005.
While camping in Kamnik, Slovenia I captured my first rainbow.
Click the thumbnail to enlarge or click here for an even larger version of this photo.


And here is the WHOLE rainbow: 3 frames stitched with Autostitch. Click the thumbnail to enlarge or click here for the full arc in full sized version.
April 11, 2005 20:37 UT.
I captured this image of the 3 day 0 hour 39 minute young moon from a static tripod.
Imaged with Coolpix 995, William Optics DCL-28 and 200mm SLR Photolens.
March 26, 2005 22:31 UT.
Moon - Jupiter conjunction.
I imaged with my Nikon CP995 in full auto mode as there was no time [that tree is very close]
to determine the correct camera settings in manual mode and therefore the moon is overexposed.
August 17, 2004.
Sometimes I do not look up, but down.
When passing a flower shop I saw this busy bee feasting on a flower.
Many imaging astronomers are busy bees themselves :o)
May 30, 2004 16:56 UT.
While taking a stroll over the puszta in Bugac, Hungary I looked up and saw some majestic clouds sailing towards the 10 day 19 hour old moon.
With my Kodak CX6200 digital camera imaging was just one click away.
May 8, 2004 18:54 UT. Venus hovering over my caravan; location: Lipot - Hungary.
Current distance: 61 million km; Magnitude: -4.5.
April 23, 2004 21:00 UT.
The moon and Venus in conjunction.
March 25, 2004 18:46 UT
From my room I saw the 4 day 12 hour and 45 minute old moon, the planet Mars and the Pleiades through the trees.
Hurriedly I set up my EQ-1 tripod with SC3a colour webcam and 35mm SLR Photolens with IR filter and then the clouds came ...
From the AVI I selected only one image, which I processed with NeatImage and Photoshop.
August 22, 2003 04:01 UT
I saw the 24 days and 2 hours old moon and I made lots of photos via my telescope [ see my moon pages].
I decided also to capture an image with my 35mm SLR Photolens and Vesta SC3a colour camera [with Baader Infra Red blocking filter] and this is the result.
March 17, 2003 22:30 UT
Fireworks from my chimney.
March 15, 2003 20:12 UT
I was busy in my observatory and suddenly I saw the Orion constellation through a gap in the trees.
My cheapo TV-lens was already mounted on my camera and set at 10mm. I did not hesitate long and captured a small avi with my Vesta SC-1, exposure 2.5 seconds.

January 17, 2003 20:22
The Orion constellation and my telescope bathing in the light of the silvery full moon. Imaged with my Vesta SC with original untouched Vesta lens, piggy back mounted on the RA arm of my telescope.
6 exposures of 15 seconds, stacked in Registax, histogram adjustment in Photoshop.
December 15, 2002 15:40 UT showing the moon [10 days 22 hours old] over the ancient fortress of Hammamet - Tunisia, where we spent a nice holiday.
December 15, 2002 15:35 UT showing a beautiful sunset over the bay of Hammamet - Tunisia.
September 11, 2002 15:01 UT The 5 days old moon over the Alps.
Location: Venosc, France [camping site in the Alps].
September 11, 2002 14:38 UT While enjoying a vacation in the French Alps I looked up and saw the 5 days old moon appearing over the mountains.
Location: Venosc, France [camping site].
June 16, 2002 17:00 UT What a sunset .... Better than the best painter ....
Location: Chvalsiny, Czechia [camping site].
June 13, 2002 19:45 UT. Venus and the 2 [almost 3] days old moon.
Location: Chvalsiny, Czechia [camping site].
June 1, 2002 20:15 UT. Jupiter [left] and bright Venus [right].
Location: Neszmély, Hungary [camping site].
May 15, 2002 20:00 UT. Jupiter is on the upper left, the [overexposed] moon in the middle and Venus is almost in the trees. Also visible are 30 Gemini, mu Gemini and Elnath.
Location: Orfü, Hungary [camping site].