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September 21, 2018

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I spend this website many hours each week to share my knowledge and experience from the areas of Astronomy, Cars and Travels. Most pages are written in English that is not my own native language, so do not judge me too hard if you find grammatical errors and more.

Welcome to my home!


(these pages could be a mix of Swedish and English)


Here I have collected news I found interesting.

Technology, Astronomy, Cars, Travels etc.

September 17, 2018

  • In just a couple of days we leave Sweden for a one week holiday at Crete, island of Greece.

As usual when we travel to a new place I try to find something related to astronomy at the local place. I have done a list what we maybe can do when at in place.

Planning for Crete

We will tell more later.


September 15, 2018

  • Preparing for an astrophotography night:

    Astrophotogaphy equipment
    (Mount with twin cameras)

We are now preparing for the astrophotography night. We stay at the summerhouse 30 km Eastern of Stockholm city. Our first plan was to meet friends at the nearby parking lot, but no one seems to come. Not sure about what objects we try to catch. Astronomical darkness from 10 pm to 4 am and the Moon is down. No clouds, all looks perfect and it's still +10 degrees Celsius.

We bring with us the Star Adventurer mini mount, Canon 6D with Sigma 150 mm f/2.8 APO, Canon EOS M with Canon 50 mm f/1.8. Heating band for both lenses and two USB power batteries. Everything mounted on a stable tripod.

If we catch something nice I write about it here.

NGC 752

After a lot of trouble with the mount I got the NGC 752 Open Cluster, read more details here:

Open Cluster NGC 752

Star Adventurer dismantled

What happened with the Star Adventurer?

Follow up:

The second repair of Star adventure mount


September 15, 2018


September 12, 2018

  MAK, Mariestad star party 2018

September 6, 2018

Do you have any idea what this is?

  Yngve's strange machines 2018

September 1, 2018

  Macro photography setup

August 28, 2018


August 24, 2018


August 13, 2018

  Perseids 2018

July 27, 2018


27 april, 2018 Sweden

February 14, 2018

  • Tired of cloudy nights? I almost gave up my astronomy hobby, but then I took a look what data there are in the archives that can be used:

    My processing of archived data
    (Use science data all days year around, don't worry about clouds)

New links:

Here I have collected new links that I found interesting.

Technology, Astronomy, Cars, Travels etc.

21 September, 2018

Recently I found at Youtube some very interesting historical maps, from Sweden where I live to the whole world. They are animated and very educational too look at. There are information about people, borders, war and more. You will learn a lot from these.

If you live in Sweden as I do, start with the Swedish map to test your memory from the history lessons in school.

1 September, 2018

31 August, 2018

  • How did NASA get those great film shots of Apollo and the Shuttle?

    (Curious Droid, NASA cameras, Youtube)

If you are interested in photography you must see this mini documentary about NASA's cameras.

You find above links later on the link page:

Must do stuff:

Technology, Astronomy, Cars, Travels etc.

(look carefully that it has not been canceled or has a changed date)


  • If you ever come to Bulgaria you have to visit this observatory: index_en.html
    (Bulgarian observatory Rozhen NAO)

    What a beautiful place at altitude 1700 m.

  • At the same place the amateur astronomy club Stellar Society Association have their observatory. Here is a video over the construction of the observatory: watch?v= 5d2ORktuuZg
    (Bulgarian amateur astronomers observatory)

A tips from Ivo, the man who develop the APT camera control software.

torsdagar, 2018 (OBS Endast vid fint väder)Swedish

Nifsta ligger norr om Stockholm nära Gottröra.

Föredrag: (Stockholm, Sverige) Sweden

This is only for you who live in Stockholm, Sweden or want to travel and make a visit here.

De flesta av de här föredragen hålls i Stockholm. Vanligtvis är de på svenska men ibland på engelska. Läs noga på deras hemsida så att det inte blivit inställt eller flyttat.

Området är naturvetenskap.

26 September, 2018


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