Welcome to Owe Dahren´s Astronomy Page
This page contains my most recent astro photos and links to other pages with more images.
Total Lunar Eclipse, September 28, 2015
The umbral shadow indicates the size of the Earth
Northern Lights over Kumla, September 7, 2015
Daylight lunar occultation of Aldebaran, April 21, 2015. Sun 2°4´ above horizon.
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy
Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques
2014-08-29 00.30 CST Comet C2014/E2 Jacques Canon 600D at 150 mm, f/5.6 exp. 5x 58 sec. Field 5x4°
Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
2013-12-01 18.12 CET Canon 600D 250 mm, f/5.6 exp.8x30sec, ISO 1600. Field 4x3° Tail approx. 2°
Comet C/2012 S1 ISON
Finally a clear morning! One of the last chances to see the comet before its perihelion.
No tail visible in binoculars. Photografic tail approx. 0.5° Full moon in the west.
2013-11-17 06.15 CET Canon 500D 55 mm, f/4 exp.13sec, ISO 400
2013-11-17 06.07 CET Canon 500D 150 mm, f/5 exp.3x15sec, ISO 400
Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
2013-11-24 23.32 CET Canon 600D 200 mm, f/5.6 exp.9x30sec, ISO 800. M63, mag. 8.5 approx. 2° below the comet
Nova Delphini 2013
The Sky. Stars to Mag. 9
2013-08-17 23.23 CEST Canon 500D 250 mm f/5.6 exp.3.2 sec, ISO 3200
Comet C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS 2013
2013-03-14 19.10 CET Canon 500D 55-250 at 100 mm, f/5 exp.2 sec ISO 200
Comet C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS meets Andromeda Galaxy
2013-04-05 22.23 CEST Canon 500D 250 mm, f/5.6 exp.6x59sec, ISO 400
Venus transit June 6, 2012
Venus transit at 04.40 CEST
Venus transit at 06.43 CEST imaged unfiltered through clouds.
Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd, October 20, 2011
Canon 500D 55/250 at 200 mm, f/5,6 ISO 800. 3 x 1 min. stacked exp. FOV 2 x 1.3°
Comet 103P/Hartley, October 14, 2010
Canon 500D 55/250 at 250 mm, f/5,6 ISO 1600. 6 x 2 min. stacked exp. FOV 3 x 2°. NGC 1528 lower left
Comet 103P/Hartley, September 7, 2010.
Canon 500D 55/250 at 135 mm, f/5,0 ISO 800. 9 x 30 sec. stacked exposures. FOV 1,5x2,0°
Jupiter/Uranus conjunction September 7, 2010.
Angular separation 1,3°. Canon 500D 55/250 at 100 mm, f/5,0 20 sec, ISO 1600.
Venus and Mercury conjunction April 11, 2010.
Pleiades in sunshine?
No, the image was taken during a power black out in the light of the full moon. Exposure time 30 sec. f/4.0 and ISO 400
August 2008 Partial Solar Eclipse and Partial Lunar eclipse
Comets Holmes and Tuttle in the same image.
Pentax *ist DS 55 mm, f 1.8 exp. 66 sec. December 30, 2007 21.29 CET.
Comet Holmes' movement between October 24 and December 30, 2007. Pentax *ist DS 135 mm, f 3.5 exp. 30 sec. Fov 6 x 9°.
Comet Holmes on November 11, 2007, 21.51 CET.
Pentax *ist DS, 400 mm, f 6.3 exp. 74 sec. Fov 1.5 x 1°.
Lunar occultation of Saturn May 22, 2007
A couple of minuts after the end of the occultation on May 22, 2007 at 22.18 CEST,
Photo through the eyepiece of a 70 mm Meade ETX refractor.
Partial solar eclipse in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, March 29, 2006
The partly eclipsed sun seen through a handheld solar filter.
The same method as to the left, but this time with the reflections in the filter showing the Maspalomas desert and hotels behind my back.
Thus the background is image reversed, but the sun is correctly imaged.
Partial solar eclipse October 3, 2005
Venus Transit Comet 2004 Q2 Machholz. Aurora
Partial Lunar Eclipse
August 16, 2008. Photographed in Kumla, Sweden
Total Lunar Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse
August 11, 1999. Photographed in Vama Veche, Romania.
Comet Hale Bopp
March 29, 1997.
Aldebaran soon to be occulted by the moon
19.50 CET March 14, 1997
Nova Aquila 1999:2 on December 5, 1999
Here are some useful links to different astronomy-related web-sites:
Weekly updated astronomy news.
Astronomical almanac for major Swedish towns.
Predictions for Iridium Flares, ISS and other satellites
Mariestads Astronomiska Klubb.
Aurora tonight? Find out at this site!
Skyhound, visible comet information.
Lots of comet information from Germany.
Lots of comet information from England.