Astrophotography by Bernhard Hubl


CEDIC team goes Chile II - Introduction

  After our very productive first astrophotography trip to Chile in Feb 2014, we decided to make a second trip to Hacienda Los Andes in Oct 2015. The CEDIC team consisted of Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner and Justin Kabaus. Unfortunately El Niño was active and so the weather conditions were not comparable with our excellent first trip to Chile. We could use only 9 nights. Nevertheless, it was another impressive journey and we could capture quite a number of fine images.  


  We could use the following equipment, provided by Daniel Verschatse:
  • TEC RC 20” incl. FLI PL16803 on AP1600GTO
  • RCOS RC 14.5” incl. FLI PL16070 on AP1200GTO (piggy-back: 4“ refractor AP Traveler)
  • Astro-Physics RHA 305mm incl. FLI PL29050 on AP1200GTO
  • Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Additionally to this list of setups each of us brought DSLRs and CCD-cameras with one including a number of telephoto lenses and wide-angle lenses. Planning and coordinating this huge number of different setups within our team was a true challenge, which we could only master by using the planning tool of CCD-Guide (

Despite of the not optimal weather conditions we could capture enough raw data to fill 8 postings:

  • Part #1: Orion - Upside Down
  • Part #2: South of Orion
  • Part #3: Small Magellanic Cloud
  • Part #4: Large Magellanic Cloud
  • Part #5: Galaxies in Sculptor & Fornax
  • Part #6: Heart of Milky Way
  • Part #7: Corona Australis
  • Part #8: Galaxies south of Helix