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h+Chi Persei: The double star cluster h and Chi Persei in constellation Perseus

Plejades: Pleiyades - the seven stars. Other common names are: Subaru, gummi bear or baby buggy. The asterism looks a little like Ursa Maior. This was one of the first tries with a Lichtenknecker Flatfield Camera and is very out of focus. All stars are rings. Focusing f/3.5 is not very easy. — Minolta XD-7, Lichtenknecker FFC, f=500m f/3.5, Fujichrome RH 400, somewhere in 1997

Orion nebula: Messier 42, the Orion nebula. — 3.5/500mm Flatfield-Kamera, January 1997

Eolian Islands, Italy

Stromboli in Dusk: This is my favourite picture from Stromboli. The rainbow colours of the dusk with an eruption of the volcano. On the top is the moon. The brightest three stars are from left to right: Antares in the Constellation Scorpio and the Planets Mars and Venus. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Smoking Volcano: The smoking craters of the Stromboli volcano. Shot from the summit. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, 6. October 1997

Stromboli Eruption with Moon: Moon with lava eruption and smoke from Stromboli volcano. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

On Vulcanello: On Vulcanello looking towards the street between Lipari and Vulcano. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Sunrise behind Palm: The rising Sun behind palm leaves on Stromboli. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Steaming Crater Edge: Steam clouds on the crater rim of Vulcano. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Sunset: Sunset from the top of the Volcano. On the right one can see two hikers walking up the crater slope. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Hydrofoil: One of the hydrofoils entering the harbour of Milazzo. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Sulfur Rock: The sulfur rock close to the harbour of Vulcano. A stinking rock of yellow and red sulfur. Here one can see the little inactive volcano Vulcanello which lies in the northern part of the island Vulcano. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

San Vincenzo: The church of the village San Vincenzo on Stromboli. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Alicudi and Filicudi: The neighbouring islands Alicudi and Filicudi in the mist as seen from the summit of Stromboli. — Minolta XD-7, Stromoli, Italy, 6. October 1997

Sunset behind Steam: Sunset behind volcanic steam clouds. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Vulcanello and Lipari: View from the summit of the big crater on Vulcano: Here one can see the neigbouring island Lipari and the northern part of Vulcano with the little volcano Vulcanello. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Dusk Mood: Magic scenery in the dusk: A volcano eruption and a setting constellation of Antares, Mars, Venus and the Moon. The reed is illuminated with a fluorescent tube lamp. They moved with the wind and are therefore blurred. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Hydrofoil: A hydrofoil approaching the harbour of Vulcano — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Crater of Vulcano: View from the top of the crater edge of Vulcano towards Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli on the right. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Stromboli Eruption with Moon: Setting moon crescent behind a high lava eruption of Stromboli volcano. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Startrails with Volcano: Star trails over stromboli volcano. The white dots are flashlights from tourists and the snaky line are peoply hiking down the slope. This image was shot from the pizzeria. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Stromboli from Vulcano: Holding my breath I took this picture of the island Panarea (left) and Stromboli (right) across the crater rim of Vulcano. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Yellow Crater Edge: Yellow crater rim with steam clouds of evaporating water and hydrosulfide. The islands in the hazy background are Panarea (left) and Stromboli (right). — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Industry Zone Milazzo: The industry zone near the harbour of Milazzo on Sicily. — Minolta XD-7, Sicily, Italy, October 1997

Pink House: A house on Stromboli with a pretty pink facade. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Light and Shadows: Light beams and reflections on the water surface. Shot from the summit of Stromboli volcano. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, 6. October 1997

Eruption Material: Eruptive material from the last eruption in 1890. Sulfur coloured this rock yeallow. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Crater of Vulcano: Looking down to the village. On the other end of the island one can see Vulcanello, the little inactive volcano crater. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Strombolicchio: Strombolicchio the core of an old volcano and a ship passing by. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Vulcanello: View from the inactive little volcano Vulcanello in the north towards the bay on the western part of the island. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Sunrise: It' morning and the Sun is rising above the sea and casts a reflection on the neighbouring roof. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Sunset with Volcano: What a romantic and peaceful sunset at Stromboli with a smoking dangerous volcano and reflection of the sunlight on the sea. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, 6. October 1997

Butterfly: Just a butterfly — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Ivan in Sulfur Steam: Ivan kneeling in steam clouds of hydrosulfide, holding his breath for taking a picture. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Sunset: Reflection of the setting sun on the quiet sea as seen from the summig of Stromboli volcano. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, 6. October 1997

Steaming Crater Edge: Clouds of steam and hydrosulfide. The two islands on the horizon are Alicudi and Filicudi, the westernmost islands of the Lipari archipel. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Fumarole: Water steam and hydrosulfide is evaporating from this fumarole on the volcano Vulcano — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Steam Springs: The steam springs in the little bay right beside the sulfur rock. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Stromboli pizzeria: Looking back from the summit. The pizzaria is the white building on the left hand side and on the right is Strombolicchio, a remnant of an earlier volcano. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, 6. October 1997

Sunset: Yeat another kitschy sunset picture, taken from the Vulcano crater. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Milazzo: This is the city Milazzo in the north of Sicily. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Ferry: A ferry from Siremar and a freight ship on the Mediterranean sea, somewhere between Vulcano and Milazzo. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Yellow Stone: A stone, yellow from sulfur. This stone was thrown here in the last big eruption in 1890. — Minolta XD-7, Vulcano, Italy, October 1997

Stromboli Eruption with Moon: Setting moon crescent behind a high lava eruption of Stromboli volcano. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Stromboli Eruption with Moon : Moon between the two eruptive craters of Stromboli. Note the pretty trails of glowing boulders rolling down the slope on the right. — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

San Bartolo: The small village San Bartolo on Stromboli — Minolta XD-7, Stromboli, Italy, October 1997

Comets

Hale-Bopp: The wonderful comet Hale-Bopp with a blue gas tail and a grey dust tail. Guided with a telescope. Minolta SRT-101, Minolta MC 300mm f/4.5, Kodak Gold 400, Raten, April 1st, 1997. Nikon LS-50

Hale-Bopp: Comet Hale-Bopp above the woods on the Raten. — Minolta SRT-101, 50mm lens, April 1997

Hale-Bopp: The core of the comet Hale-Bopp. One can see a kind of "shock wave" caused by evaporating gas on a rotating core. Combination of three pictures with eyepiece projection. — Minolta SRT-101, Vixen Refraktor d=90mm f=1000mm, 16+30+60s, Fujicolor Super G 400, Raten, 2. April 1997

Hale-Bopp: The core of the comet Hale-Bopp. Combination of five pictures. — Minolta SRT-101, Vixen Refraktor d=90mm f=1000mm, 1+2+4+8+16s, Fujicolor Super G 400, Raten, 2. April 1997

Hale-Bopp: The wonderful comet Hale-Bopp with a blue gas tail and a grey dust tail. Unfortunately some branches of a tree are in the picture. Combination of three pictures. Guided with a telescope. — Minolta SRT-101, Minolta MC 300mm f/4.5, Kodak Gold 400, Raten, 1 April 1997