Welcome to Owe Dahren´s Astronomy Page

I live in Kumla, in southern Sweden, 20 km south of Örebro, at 59° North, 15° East.

My main hobbies are astronomy and photography, and I´m an active member of Kumla Astronomi Klubb, a local amateur astronomy club

This page contains my most recent astro photos and links to other pages with more images.


Northern Lights over Kumla, November 7, 2017

Noctilucent Clouds over Kumla July 26, 2017

Penumbral lunar eclipse, September 16, 2016

All images ASA 200, 1/800 sec, f/5.0 Times in CEST

Mercury Transit, May 9, 2016

Images taken at 13.21 15.53 and 17.50 CEST

Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina

2016-01-31 C/2013 US10 Catalina Canon 600D 55-250 at 200 mm, f/5.6 exp. 5x58 sec. Field 2*1.5° Link to my comet page

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

2015-01-13 22.10 CET Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy Canon 600D at 250 mm, f/5.6 exp. 8x58 sec. Field 2*3° Photog. tail approx.>2° Link to my comet page

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques

2014-08-29 00.30 CST Comet C2014/E2 Jacques Canon 600D 55-250 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 55-250 at 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

2013-03-13 19.08 CET. Canon 500D 18-55 at 55 mm, f/5,6 exp.2,5 sec ISO 200 Link to my comet page.

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.

Venus and Mercury. Ang. sep. 04°18' on April 11, 2010. See the Five planets conjunction in April 2002 on my Planet page.

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

Solar eclipse August 1, 2008, at 10.42 11.32 and 12.32 CEST.

Series of 11 images on my solar page.

Lunar eclipse August 16-17, 2008, at 21.30 23.10 and 00.30 CEST. Note the change in color between the moon at 7° and 17° above horizon. Series of 11 images on my lunar page.

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 17P/Holmes

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°.

The surface brightness of the comet has decreased considerably in december. More images of comet Holmes on my comet page.

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 images were taken every 15 minutes between 10.15 and 11.30 local time (UTC+1 hour). Link to my solar page.

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

Venus Transit June 8, 2004

Link to my planet page.

31.1.05. Fov 3x5°. Pentax *ist DS 135 mm, f 3.5 90 sec.

Link to my comet page.

Kumla, November 29, 2003

Link to my northern lights page.

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

Iridium 74 flaring at magnitude -8 on March 3,

2000 at 21.02.07 CET

Link to my satellites page

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.