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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.

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



Here I have collected news I found interesting.

Technology, Astronomy, Cars, Travels etc.

December 8, 2019 Travel

First eight days online including first day in Budapest.

Other travels in Europe:

Krakow, 2010

December 6, 2019 Home Theatre

Other Sound and Image:

Home Theatre resurrection, 2019

November 28, 2019 Astronomy

Other observatory sites:

Stockholm's Observatory, 2009

November 23, 2019 Travel

Other travels in Europe:

Steam train from Stockholm to Katrineholm, 2005

November 22, 2019 Travel

Other travels in Europe:

A short visit to Switxerland and Zug, 1988

November 21, 2019 Travel

  • Thirty years ago I and two of my friends did a car travel through Germany and Austria. Very exiting and it was the first time for me to visit Germany and Austria. I have restored the old photograph and written down the story behind them with help of my friend Lars J:

    travel/ europe/ germany-austria-1988/ 01-germany-austria.html
    (Two weeks by car in Germany and Austria, 1988)

Other travels in Europe:

Car travel in Germany and Austria, 1988

November 18, 2019 Astronomy / seminar

Other speech, seminar and articles:

Seminar: Star clusters as footprints of star formation by Nikki Zabel

12 november, 2019 Sweden Resor till sjöss

Min fars äventyr som sjöman under åren 1937 till 1945:

Uppdateringar om fartygen som förliste, B O Börjesson, Canton och Hermod.

  • Vem har inte drömt om att göra en jorden runt resa någon gång i sitt liv. Min pappa Evert gjorde det redan innan han var 20 år fyllda. Han mönstrade på handelsfartyg och hamnade ända borta i Kina och andra länder i Asien. Det här skedde delvis under Andra Världskriget, det var många fartyg som gick under från minor och torpeder, även svenska fartyg. Tre av fartygen han var på förliste pga detta, dock något efter att han mönstrat av. Trevligt nog har jag en hel del bilder till pappas alla berättelser om de här 7 åren till sjöss. Denna spännande historia kan ni följa här:

    travel/ world/ evert-at-sea-1937-1945/ 01-evert-at-sea-start-sv.html
    (My father's adventures at sea, 1937 - 1945)

Other history related:

My father's adventures at sea, 1937 - 1945

November 11, 2019 Astronomy

  • Mercury transit, direct from La Palma ! YouTube

    Link from Nippe.

    And one more.

Other astronomy pages:


November 9, 2019 Astronomy / equipment

Other astronomy links:


November 8, 2019 Astronomy / seminar

Other speech, seminar and articles:

Seminar: How does the galaxy cluster environment affect molecular gas and starformation ? by Nikki Zabel

October 6, 2019 Astronomy: Tutorial

Other astronomy projects:

Tutorial: Setup off-axis adapter

25 oktober, 2019 Sweden Astronomi

  • Nu har du chansen att döpa en exoplanet, alltså en planet runt en annan stjärna, dessutom en svensk: exoplanet/
    (Döp Sveriges Exoplanet, Rymdåret 2019)

Andra observationsplatser:

Rymdåret 2019

October 22, 2019 Photography

Other Photography:

Fall in Hagsätra, 2019

October 21, 2019 Car racing

Other ships, cars and aircrafts:

At Mantorp race track, 2019

October 18, 2019 Astronomy / seminar

Other speech, seminar and articles:

Seminar: Mapping Large-Scale Structure Evolution, by Marta Silva

October 15, 2019 Astronomy, 3D printer

Printer calibration
Update 3D printer software

Other astronomy projects:

3D printer, assembling and setup

October 11, 2019 Astrofriend's homepage

  • My home page content expand and it could maybe be difficult to find what you looking for. Because of that I have implemented a search function on my home page Astrofriend. You can now search my home page after the subject you want to find.

    You find it in the list above to the right and it look like this:

Astrofriend's homepage search function

The result is presented in an overlay window. I will change it later when I understand the function better.

October 1 30, 2019 Astronomy


September 30, 2019 Astronomy

  • My EQ6 mount is good but there are some weak point in the construction. One of them is the Altitude polar align adjustment. When living at 60 degree latitude as I do it doesn't work very well. Here I starting a study of what others have done and what equipment there are to buy to solve this problem:

    astronomy/ projects/ project-eq6-wedge-rebuilding/ 01-eq6-wedge-rebuilding.html
    (EQ6 wedge rebuilding)

Other astronomy projects:

EQ6 wedge rebuilding

September 28, 2019 Astronomy

Other astronomy projects:

Summer project, dismantling the EQ6 mount and rebuilding

September 26, 2019 Cars

Other ships, cars and aircrafts:

Oxhagen Gård car meeting, 2019

September 21, 2019 Astronomy / History

Other Astronomy Photographys:

Meteorite at  Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm 2019eden, 2019

September 13, 2019 Astronomy and Travel

Other travels in Sweden:

MAK Star party 2019 and some other places in middle of Sweden, 2019

September 11 2019 Cars

Other ships, cars and aircrafts:

Håkan's garage, 2019

September 5, 2019 Astronomy, vignetting of lenses

Other astronomy projects:

Vignetting of lenses and telescopes

September 1, 2019 Astronomy, photography

Other galaxies:

M31, Canon 300 mm f/4

August 16, 2019 Travels / Sweden

Other travels in Sweden:

By car in Blekinge, Skåne and Småland, 2019

July 27, 2019 Cars

Other ships, cars and aircrafts:

A visit to the junkyard in Osby, 2019

18 juli, 2019 Sweden Historia, Slussen

Other history related:

Nya Slussen Stockholm 2019

July 14, 2019 Travels / Sweden

  • One place I always have found beautiful in books is Norrköping and its river Motala Ström. We have travel by car through Norrköping many times but never stopped at the old town center. This day my girlfriend had to visit the archive of Norrköping in her research and I follow to walk in the old city of Norrköping and take some photos:

    travel/ sweden/ motala-strom-norrkoping-2019/ motala-strom-norrkoping-2019.html
    (Walking along Motala Ström in old town of Norrköping, 2019)

Other travels in Sweden:

Walk in old town of Norrköping, 2019

July 9, 2019 Ships

Other ships, cars and aircrafts:

Icebreaker Atle in Frihamnen, 2019

July 3, 2019 Travel, walks with old and new photos

  • One old idea I have is to take old photos and then take new ones from the same place and compare. I have started with the island Riddarholmen in Stockholm. The old photography is from the 19th century. Much more complicated then I first thought, it will take long time, here is the beginning of the work:

    travel/ sweden/ old-and-new-photographs/ introduction-old-and-new-photographs.html
    (Old and new photography from Stockholm)

Other things about Swedish history:

Old and new photography from Stockholm

June 13, 2019 Travel / cruising

Other travels in Sweden:

M/S Briger Jarl, 2004

June 13, 2019 Travel / cruising

Other travels in Sweden:

The schooner Vega, 2013

June 12, 2019 Travel / Walk

Other travels / Walks in Stockholm:

Stockholm City's harbors, 2019

June 7, 2019 Boats / Monalisa

Other ships and boats:

Evert's mahogany cruiser Monalisa

May 28, 2019 Astronomy

Other speech, seminar and articles:

Sweden Solar System, Jupiter

May 19, 2019 Sound / Image

Other things about sound and cinema:

Biograf (Cinema) Sländan Museum, 2019

May 15, 2019 Travel

Other travels in Europe:

Rhodes, 2019

April 14, 2019 Astronomy

Other observatory sites:

Astronomy Cafe, 2019

27 januari, 2019 Sweden

Nya kartor över fornlämningar: Fornhistoria

Other history related in Sweden:

All other news: News.

Gånggrift Hallarör i Västergötland
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New links:

Here I have collected new links that I found interesting.

Technology, Astronomy, Cars, Travels etc.

September 29, 2019 Astronomy


August 20, 2019 Physics


August 20, 2019 Physics


April 18, 2019 Travel and Astronomy

Astro-tourism, a growing tourist travel area.

  • Astro Tourism:

    links/ links-astronomy-astrotourism.html
    (Astro Tourism, link collection)
  • I have primarily chosen places that I can reach from Sweden within 6 hours by air. Most of them are in Spain.

Andromeda M31 POSS-I

You find above links later on the link page:

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Must do stuff:

Technology, Astronomy, Cars, Travels etc.

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

November 11, 2019 Astronomy

It happens only 6 times per hundred years !


October, 2019 Astronomy

It could be as bright as magnitude +8, you need a big binocular to see it or a camera.

Seiichi Yoshida's home page
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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.

31 January to 1 February, 2020

11 maj - 27 oktober, 2019 Utställning (OBS ! Sommaruppehåll !)

2019 Visning / Föredrag

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