Friday, August 22, 2008


I tried the Tamiya RC car today. Actually it’s very nice. It has a good acceleration, speed and the steering is perfect. It works very sensibly. So I had a lot of fun with it as you can see in my film.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Every holiday needs its project. That’s why I decided to get myself a Tamiya Super Fighter G RC car. It comes in a kit and is actually one of the smaller cars with an electric motor but has sufficient power.

Dimension: 384 x 248 x 145 mm
Drive: 2WD
Max. Speed: 30 km/h
Scale: 1:10
Wheelbase: 260 mm
Track Width Front: 216 mm
Track Width Rear: 208 mm
Chassis: DT-02
Weight: 1160 g

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I watched it – the partial lunar eclipse we had this August. It nearly reached 80% coverage on August 16th at 11:11pm MESZ in Germany. One thing is for sure: it wasn’t that spectacular in terms of the shots I made than at my RECENT TRY where we had half-moon. Furthermore we had a bad seeing yesterday with high air humidity.

lunar eclipse


lunar eclipse phases

Sunday, August 10, 2008


There’s nothing to see here in the sky this weekend – clouds all over! But that’s okay, all my hope lies in the next weekend. We’ll have a partial lunar eclipse in Germany on next Saturday (August 16th) at 11:10pm MESZ. I’ll be prepared!

moon wallpaperII

Sunday, August 03, 2008


By using the gasket and the old film package I improved my telescope / webcam setup today. That should allow me to easily search for a celestial object and as soon as it’s found, fix the webcam and capture pictures. In the meantime I tried open source software to do some finishing on the already taken pictures of the moon. Though I have to admit that I wasn’t able to really improve the quality of the sources, the software came along with some nice features, e.g. you could split an AVI-film into the separate frames. With that you are able to obtain dozens of photos by just taking a few seconds of film.
I’ll be on holiday shortly. I’ll take everything with me and hopefully will be able to provide some more photos afterwards.