Image Gallery - Observatory Innsbruck

These images are part of an effort to "public outreach" activities of the Institute.
They show the capabilities of an observatory near big cities and provides a nice
overview of astrophysical objects observable with small telescopes.
The gallery does not represent an overview of the research activities at this facility.

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Bubble nebula NGC 7635: This image of the ionized HII region was obtained on 1.10.2002, 21:25 UT with the Halpha filter.
Exposure time: 300 sec on CCD 3 (Halpha)
Image dimension: 7.1' x 7.6' (north up, east left)
Observer: Lederle, Kimeswenger
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NGC 7331: This image of the galaxy was composed from frames obtained on 1.10.2002, 20:30-21:00 UT (rather poor seeing!).
Exposure time: 600 sec (Johnson V,R and Cousins I), all CCD 3
Image dimension: 7.5' x 7.4' (north up, east left)
Observer: Lederle, Kimeswenger
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Field of CI Aql: This image was composed from frames obtained during the normal observations of a project. The red arrow marks the target CI Aql. An observation night with very good seeing was chosen: 14.6.2002 around 23:30 UT.
Exposure time: 300 sec (Johnson V), 100 sec (Johnson R, Cousins I), all CCD 3
Image dimension: 4.1' x 5.4' (north up, east left)
Observer: Lederle
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Owl nebula M97: This image of the planetary nebula was obtained on 28.3.2002, 19:57 UT with the Halpha filter.
Exposure time: 500 sec on CCD 3 (Halpha)
Image dimension: 4.1' x 4.4' (north up, east left)
Observer: Lederle, Kimeswenger
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Saturn: This image of Saturn was composed from frames obtained on 28.3.2002, 18:30 UT. Again the results cannot compete with pictures of amateurs due to poor resolution (~ 45 pixel for diameter of ring).
Exposure times: 0.05 sec (Johnson B), 0.01 sec (Johnson V,R) on CCD 3
Observer: Lederle, Kimeswenger
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Jupiter and Galilean satellites: In the same frames used to compose the picture above, the four Galilean satellites are visible: (from left to right) Io, Callisto, Ganymede and Europe. Brightness scale was adjusted individually for the planet and its satellites.
Picture available in the following bands: Johnson B, Johnson V, Cousins I
Observer: Lederle, Kimeswenger
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Jupiter: This image of Jupiter was composed from frames obtained on 28.3.2002, 18:40. As the equipment is dedicated to scientific use (photometry!), planetary observations cannot yield very impostant results. The diameter of Jupiter on the original frames for example is only about 43 pixel.
Exposure times: 0.03 sec (Johnson B), 0.01 sec (Johnson V, Cousins I) on CCD 3
Observer: Lederle, Kimeswenger
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Orion nebula M42: These are composite images of narrow and broad band frames respectively which were obtained 15.3.2002, 19:10-19:15 UT with CCD 3.
Exposure times: 60 sec (Halpha, [OIII]), 120 sec (Hbeta), 5 sec (Johnson B,V,R)
Image dimensions: 6.6' x 6.6' (north up, east left)
Observer: Lederle, Kimeswenger
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Wolf-Rayet star WR6: A raw spectrum of WR6 obtained 21.3.2000 nicely shows the wide emission lines typical for this type of object.
Observer: Kimeswenger
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Comet Hale-Bopp: 21.2.1997 04:11 UT - a raw spectrum of the comet around the C2-band head at 516.0 nm. The exposure time was 1500 seconds on CCD 1.
Observers: Jarosch, Kerber, Schmeja
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Comet Hale-Bopp: The image was obtained 6.8.1996 23:34 MESZ with a V Filter and 30 seconds exposure time on CCD 1.
Observer: Kimeswenger
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Comet Hale-Bopp:26.7.1996 22:25 UTC - a stack of 5 exposures with 30 seconds each on CCD 1.
Observer: Kimeswenger
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Comet Hale-Bopp: 23.7.1996 1:00 MESZ photography on 9x9 cm Kodak TP4415 hyp. - exposure time 7 minutes.
Observers: Köberl, Gajdosik
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Comet Hale-Bopp: This early image of the comet Hale-Bopp was obtained near full moon 3.7.1996 21.12 UTC with a 90 seconds exposure on CCD 1 (Kodak 0400) without any filter.
The left panel shows the inner part of the comet in false color, the right panel displays a larger region in contour plot.
Observer: Kimeswenger