Tobias Watzl

Programmer, photographer, engineer.

Looking for a Comet...

About the importance of research for proper photography and how a chain of mistakes can lead to an unexpected, but great result.

Tobias Watzl

3-Minute Read

If you follow my blog posts regularly then you know by now that I am doing astrophotography from time to time. Especially if there are noteworthy events that can be easily spotted. As you surely have heard by now currently the comet C2020/F3 (NEOWISE) is visible in the night sky and as you probably also heard it is only visible in the early early morning hours.

Starlink and Crew Dragon

I managed to get pictures of a starlink trail and images from the launch of Crew Dragon DM2 mission towards ISS.

Tobias Watzl

5-Minute Read

Currently SpaceX is building up their network of telecommuncations satellites with the ultimate goal of providing cheap satellite internet globally. As they need to achieve global coverage they have to launch their satellites into different orbits, which means that not every launch will be visible from Europe.

The moon, the stars and the software

A special constellation of planets and talk about astrophotography and HDR tools.

Tobias Watzl

14-Minute Read

A couple of days ago I was made aware by a work colleague that there will be a nice lineup of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon this week. Small problem: The lineup is visible at around 4am in the morning and only for about an hour or two. At first I did not want to take photos, because I really don’t like waking up that early, but after some thinking I decided to go for it anyway. After all this is exactly the kind of crazy stuff I love to do, also it was a nice chance to have a reason…

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