the kleinfriesen observatory 48
(my dream from Australia)

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    System Status: since 2007 September 16th ready - webcam online - (user: kfo48 / password: none)
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    • on 2019, June 23rd - test of Stellarium version 19.0.1 in the kleinfriesen observatory 48, more tests on next days

    • on 2019, June 22nd - installation of Stellarium version 19.0.1 in the kleinfriesen observatory 48, more tests on next days

    • on 2019, May 30th - I visit the IAC - Instituto Astrofisica Canarias (Izaña • Tenerife), - Observatorio del Teide again.

    • on 2019, April 27th and 28th - create the sun glare protection on the KRST-Telescopes (RC8 / LS80)

    • on 2019, April 16th and 18th - Test and creating Pointing file on Babe Observatory in Beerheide (ASA DDM60)

    • on 2019, Test for the best Image quality on the LS80 Telescope with ASI 120 MM cameras in March and April.

    • on 2019, February 23rd, active USB3.0 HUB have been installed and tested (all ZWO ASI cams and EQ6 connected).

    • on 2019, February 19th, all telescopes have been installed again.

    • on 2019, February 17th, a Conifer Canadian pine will be fell the neighborhood of the observatory,
      all telescopes have been removed from caution.

    • on 2019, February 2nd, test the new camera ZWO ASI 120MM mini with the 120MC and 120MM

    • on 2019, January 30th, test the new camera ZWO ASI 120MM mini

    • on 2019, January 29th, new camera ZWO ASI 120MM mini was delivered by Teleskop-Express

    • on 2019, January 27th, new camera ZWO ASI 120MM mini was ordered by Teleskop-Express

    • on 2018, December 31th, ZWO ASI driver (120MC, 120MM) (ASCOM, DirectShow) updated

    • on 2018, December 29th, remote optimized with program mRemote (fast connection)

    • on 2018, December 6th, the Block filter from LS80 Telescope was removed (protection from the cold in winter)

    • on 2018, December 1st, retrofitting E-Installation (IPCam48-, Notebook- and Fan connections)

    • on 2018, November 24th, checking the adapter TS-Optics T2-Tilting on the Lunt LS80 with DMK41AS

    • on 2018, October 6th / 7th, mounting and test the adapter TS-Optics T2-Tilting on the Lunt LS80 with ZWO ASI 120MM

    • on 2018, October 5th, recording the ISS with RC8 on EQ6 mount

    • on 2018, October 5th, adapter TS-Optics T2 - Tilter - Tilting was delivered

    • on 2018, October 4th, first recording the ISS with RC8 on EQ6 mount

    • on 2018, October 3rd, Ordered adapter TS-Optics T2-Tilter-Tilting (eliminate of interferences on sw recordings)

    • on 2018, October 2nd, retrofit on sun glare protection

    • on 2018, September 30th, Scheiner method executed on EQ6

    • on 2018, September 30th, new construction of 8 inch sun foil filter (Baader ND5)

    • on 2018, September 27th, bought new ZWO ASI 120MM and sun foil (Baader ND5 - for RC8)

    • on 2018, August 29th, synscan firmware update from V3.27 to V3.39.05 (new tests on next days)

    • on 2018, August 13th, check all functions in V3.27 (used in connection with ascom / stellariumscope and stellarium)

    • on 2018, August 12th, synscan firmware update from V3.39.05 (sporadic freeze the EQ6) to V3.27

    • on 2018, August 2nd, retrofiting LS80 Telescope (Painting the sun protection in silver)

    • on 2018, August 1st, retrofiting kfo48 dome (change the open steps, better for sun observing)

    • on 2018, July 27th, observing the total moon eclipse in Beerheide

    • on 2018, June 19th, retrofiting kfo48 instruments (Installation of connection VC4 for combination of RC8- and LS80 Telescopes)

    • on 2018, June 19th, from LS80 Telescope B1800 Blockfilter back to APM sended (contaminated inside, warranty change)

    • on 2018, May 27th, first H-Alpha Film- Sun H-Alpha Observation

    • on 2018, April 22, Lunt LS80 Telescope first light in `kfo48´

    • on 2018, April 19th, Telescope retrofitting to observe the sun - Lunt LS80 purchased (APM-Telescope)

    • on 2018, April 14th, Lunt H-Alpha Telescope prepaymented (APM-Telescope)

    • on 2018, April 1st, Installation wind safety (retrofit in construction) in kfo48 Observatory

    • on 2018, March 27th, Installation Hardware (retrofit) in Babe Observatory (Beerheide)

    • on 2018, March 24th, Astronomy day 2018 - visit in national observatory in Schneeberg
     (Observation with 600mm Nasmyth Telescope)

    • on 2018, March 24th, Installation Hardware in Babe Observatory (Beerheide)

    • on 2018, March 14th, money check for H-Alpha Telescop LS80

    • on 2018, January 13th, once more Notebook Installation for the observatory 'kfo48'

    • on 2018, January 11th, Mount EQ6 was aligned 'Scheiner Method'

    • on 2018, January 6th, new Notebook Installation for the observatory 'kfo48'

    • on 2018, January 1, Babe Observatory (Beerheide) Update StellariumScope for Stellarium 17.0 and
     connection test with ASADDM60 Mount

    • on 2017, December 30th, Install Stellarium 17.0 and connection test with EQ6 Mount

    • on 2017, December 29th, check ASA Mount in Babe Observatory, connection with Stellarium successful

    • on 2017, December 1st, check ASA Mount (Babe Observatory) by J. Lorenz

    • on 2017, November 16th, Installation and check new ZWO ASI 120MC Driver, PHD2 Guiding and ASCOM fine tuning

    • on 2017, November 15th, Installation and check new ASCOM / Stellarscope / Stellarium Versions with EQ6 Mount

    • on 2017, November 4th, I visit the amateur astronomers meeting in the Observatory of Rodewisch

    • on 2017, October 21, Meteorite Lecture in Space exhibition center (Morgenröthe Rautenkranz) -
     and special guest Sigmund Jaehn

    • on 2017, September 22, Installation 8x50 Finderscope with ZWO ASI 120MC on GSO 880, test in the next nights.

    • on 2017, September 18th, Visit Teleskop-Express, buy adapter for ZWO ASI 120MC and 8x50 Finderscope for Guiding

    • on 2017, September 7th, Update SynScan Version from V3.39.03 to V3.39.05, on next days I will test the new Firmware

    • on 2017, July 27th, new ZWO ASI 120MC adapted in PHD V2, in the next nights I will test it.

    • on 2017, July 24th, new ZWO ASI 120MC adapted for Test with Tasco refractor 60/800, mounted on 10inch GSO880

    • on 2017, July 2nd, new ZWO ASI 120MC was succesfully tested as autoguider in Firecapture V2.5

    • on 2017, July 1st, Update SynScan Version from V3.27 to V3.39.03, on next days I will test the new Firmware

    • on 2017, June 17th, new ZWO ASI 120MC camera was ordered and supplied on 2017/06/23 by Telescope-Express

    • on 2017, June, Update SynScan Version from V3.39.03 to V 3.27, on next days I will test the old with new Firmware

    • on 2017, May 28th, Update SynScan Version from V3.37 to V3.39.03, on next days I will test the new Firmware

    • on 2017, April 25th, I visit the Astropeiler Stockert Nation Radio Observatory at Bad Muenstereifel, Germany

    • on 2017, March 25th, I visit the Image workshop and Messier Marathon in Nation Observatory of Schneeberg
       first observation with 600 mm Cassegrain / Nasmyth Telescope

    • on 2017, February 25th, I visit the amateuer Observatory of Rotheul

    • on 2016 September 11th, I visit the private Observatory in Affalter

    • on 2016, August 26th, Position Tests with Stellarium 12.6. and Star DB Updates

    • on 2016, August 19th, Stellarium Installation in Babe Observatory of Beerheide and Position Tests

    • on 2016, August 14th until August 21st, Position Tests with Stellarium 10.6.1

    • on 2016, May 9th, Mercury Transit observation in Babe Observatory of Beerheide

    • on 2016, April 6th, I tried to observe the occultation of Venus by the Moon, bad weather prevented this.

    • on 2016, April 2nd, I visit the Occultation workshop by IOTA/ES in Nation Observatory of Rodewisch

    • on 2016, March 7th, I visit the Image workshop in Nation Observatory of Schneeberg (very interesting)

    • on 2016, January 16th, Film Conjunction Venus & Saturn (Distance: ~ 8') on my Youtube Channel

    • on 2016, January 10th, Film comet C/2013 US10 Catalina on my Youtube Channel

    • on 2016, January 9th, Conjunction Venus & Saturn (Distance: ~ 8') observed

    • on 2016, January 9th, comet Catalina C/2013 US10 observed

    • on 2015, December 31, IP kfo48 Webcam Problems corrected

    • on 2015, December 23rd, Aldebaran occultation by Moon observed in Babe Observatory (Beerheide)

    • on 2015, December 20th, comet Catalina C/2013 US10 observed

    • on 2015, December 19th, comet Catalina C/2013 US10 observed

    • on 2015, December 3rd, the EQ6 Mount and the Telescope is ready and assembled in observatory.

    • on 2015, November 29th, the Latitude srews on EQ6 Mount are broken, no settings of Latitude more possible!
      The Telescope is dismantled, the Mount is dismantled. The Latitude block of the EQ6 was dismantled for repair.

    • on 2015, November 22, Telescope aligned on my EQ6 Mount.

    • on 2015, November 5th, I create the PEC Training on my EQ6 Mount.

    • on 2015, September 28th, I observed the total Moon eclipse!

    • on 2015, July 14th, my first Film of the Pluto Observation on my Youtube Channel

    • on 2015, July 11 to July 12, my first Pluto Observation -
      the first successful observation I managed 2 days before the NASA Mission New Horizons!

    • on 2015, March 22, the mount EQ6 was flashed on SynScan version 3.37 - this new version is now being tested

    • on 2015, March 20th, I watched the partial solar eclipse of my office.
      Thanks to my employer `Knoll Elektro Großhandel´ in Bayreuth.

    • on 2015, March 15th, I visit the Image workshop in Nation Observatory of Schneeberg

    • on 2015, March 14th, the ASA Mount was installed on the Babe Observatory in Beerheide

    • on 2015, February 16th, the mount EQ6 is aligned correctly

    • on 2015, January 26th, I observe the Asteroid 2004 BL86 on earth in internet
      (Slooh Community Observatory) on Hawaii and Australia

    • on 2015, January 17/18th, the 10inch Teleskop was cleaned and tuned (better mirror cooling installed)

    • on 2014, November 29/30th, I visit the Dobbrikow Observatory, Nuthe-Urstromtal OT Dobbrikow

    • on 2014, November 22 - I visit the amateur astronomers meeting in the Observatory of Rodewisch

     • on 2014, November 21th, • Interstellarum: Crowdfunding-Campaign Info

    • on 2014, October 24th, Periodic Error Correction (PEC) Training on my EQ6 Mount

    • on 2014, October 21, the Observatory sign was installed (indome) on the 10inch (RST) Telescope.

    • on 2014 October 19th, I have observed the passage of comet siding spring on Mars
      via live stream(south africa) on the Slooh Observatory in Internet

    • on 2014, September 26th, I visit the Izana Observatory (Observatorio del Teide)

    • on 2014, September 21, a new Observatory sign milled in tenerife • old sign and • new sign

    • on 2014, September 17th until September 27th, astronomy holidays in tenerife

    • on 2014, September 13th, I visit the AME 2014 in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
     for Information - AME 2014

    • on 2014, August 26th, new film ´Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2) - from `the kleinfriesen observatory 48´ - (HD)´
     updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2014, August 14th, new film ´Messier 87 - from `the kleinfriesen observatory 48´ - HD`
     updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2014, August 7th, new film ´Twin Quasar QSO 0957+561 (Einstein Gravitational Lense) - HD`
     updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2014, August 6th, new film ´Quasar LB19 (PG1247+268) - HD`
     updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2014, August 5th, the start screen with Michael Schumacher was changed again
     him feel better, you can see the orignal start screen here.
     This is my contribution to show him my appreciation.

    • on 2014, July 8th, - many thanks to the " Teleskop-Service " (Putzbrunn)
      for help with the repair of my EQ6 SynScan hand controller

    • on 2014, June 29th, - the Display of my EQ6 SynScan hand controller has an defect

    • on 2014, May 9th, the kfo48 webcam is offline - free Dyndns is canceled,
     on 2014 May 12 - "Dyndns Pro Remote Access" was enabled - the webcam is online again!

    • on 2014, February 10th, - my M99 SN2014L Image on spaceweather.com

    • on 2014, February 10th, - my M82 SN2014J Image on spaceweather.com

    • on 2014, February 3rd, - my M82 SN2014J Image on spaceweather.com

    • on 2014, January 30th, - my M82 SN2014J Image on spaceweather.com

    • on 2014, January 29th, new start pages Outfit
     (wishes for Michael Schumacher and sound customization)

    • on 2014, January 29th, completion of my `kfo48´ T-shirts

    • on 2014, January 28th, Supernova in M82 SN2014J recorded

    • on 2014, January 27th, visit the National Observatory in Drebach

    • on 2014, January 12, Maintenance: Smeared all joints of the dome from `the kleinfriesen observatory 48´

    • on 2014, January 9th, new Trailer film ´the kleinfriesen observatory 48 - HD` updated
     on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2014, January 3rd, new film ´the Orion Constellation in 3D - HD` updated - 2nd Edition!
     on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, December 30th, Fixed positioning problems of EQ6 SynScan hand controller and
     Software Plantariums

    • on 2013, December 30th, due to the serious accident of Michael Schumacher on 2013, December 29.
     The start screen with original images and sound from Mugello Tire Test from 2012, May 2 changes.
     It remains to be changed until it is hopefully recover again!
     This is my contribution to show him my appreciation.

    • on 2013, December 29th, new film ´the Pleiades- HD` updated
     on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, December 25th, new film ´the Orion Constellation in 3D - HD` updated
      on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, December 17th, new film ´the Comet C/2013R1 Lovejoy - HD` updated
      on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, December 15th, SynScan Downgrade from V3.35 to V3.27
      the V3.35 has object position mailfunctions!!!

    • on 2013, November 27/28/29th, observation the perihelion of comet ISON on
     spaceship SOHO - Soho Webpage

    • on 2013, November 8th, new film ´last Hubble Service Mission - Atlantis-STS-125 - on 2009, May 7-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, November 6th, new film ´Venus through my 10inch Telescope-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, November 5th, new film ´my visit on the Archenhold Observatory (2010 October 12/13)-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, October 18th, new film ´the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, October 16th, new film ´the Eagle Nebula (Messier 16)-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, October 11th, new film ´the Triangulum Galaxy (Messier 33)-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, August 31, new film ´the Dumbbell Nebula - (Messier 27)-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, August 29th, new film ´the Andromeda Galaxy - (Messier 31)-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, August 26th, new film ´sun observation-HD` updated on
     youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, August 25th, new film ´Messier 57-HD` on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, August 22, visitors in my observatory - sun observation

    • on 2013, August 17th, visitors in my observatory - deep sky observation

    • on 2013, August 10th, new film ´sun observation` on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, August 07, youtube `ramonkfo´ channel was updated - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    • on 2013, July 30th, my EQ6 SynScan Controller was updated with the
      FIX FOR HIGHER VOLTAGE READING OF SYNSCAN
- (user: kfo48)

    • on 2013, July 25th, my Philips ToUcam 840k webcam(solar system records) has an electrical fault,
      the CCD chip was been soldered, the webcam is ok again
- (user: kfo48)

    • on 2013, June 10th, the kfo48 webcam is online - (user: kfo48)

    • on 2013, May 31th, the kfo48 webcam is offline - Dyndns problems

    • on 2013, May, SynScan Update V3.34 to V3.35

    • on 2013, March 5th, SynScan Update V3.32 to V3.34 - (user: kfo48)
      the Version V3.32 has many malfunctions, V3.34 is better

    • on 2013, March 3rd, optic fine tuning and back focus correction - (user: kfo48)

    • since 2013, February 28th, Newtonian GSO880 is online - (user: kfo48)

    • since 2013, February 15th, Newtonian GSO880 gets a renovation - (user: kfo48)
      velor foil installation and cleaning of all parts - the Telescope is offline

    • on 2012, December 31th, my kfo48 webcam is online - (user: kfo48)

    • on 2012, December, SynScan Update V3.27 to V3.32

    • on 2012, September 10 until 22 - I produce my "Milky Way Time Lapse" Film in HD
      on Tenerife in Neighborhood of Izana-HD- youtube.com

    • on 2012, July 15th - Observing the occultation of Jupiter by Moon
      a film is currently in production youtube.com

    • on 2012, June 5/6th - Observing the Transit of Venus at night over the internet live stream
      (Hawaii - Keck, California - Mt.Wilson) after sunrise, I watched himself in Großfriesen -
      a film is currently in production - youtube.com

    • on 2012, March 24th - I participated on the Messier Marathon in Nation Observatory of Schneeberg

    • on 2012, in February - my first Deep Sky films was uploaded on youtube.com  

    • on 2011, December 8th - a electrical eyepiece focuser(Orion UK) was installed
      on the 10inch newtonian.

    • on 2011, December - my kfo48-picture-database Memory was extended.

    • on 2011, September - a CANON EOS1100 was bought.

    • on 2011, May 5th until today - test the eq6 mount with the new SkyScan Kit for Goto function.

    • on 2011, May 5th - the eq6 mount became the SkyScan Kit for Goto function.

    • on 2011, April 14th - cancellation to apply for computer engineer by
      Kiepenheuer Institut for sun physic

    • on 2011, January 14th - apply for computer engineer by Kiepenheuer Institut
      for sun physic

    • on 2010, July 18th - the eq6 mount is fixed. A loose mut was the problem.

    • on 2010, July 15th - my eq6 mount isn´t exactly in dec, a solution of this problem is in work

    • on 2010, May 4th - 10:30am cest, the google street view car filmed our house and the kfo48

    • on 2010, March 30th, big shock for me and my family - my "2nd security" cat KIMI is died...
      We are very sad! She was 1 year and 10 months old. We always think for them!

    • on 2009, November friday 13, the new internet page (www.kfo48.com) is active

    • since 2009, August 26th, you can see the "kfo48 movies" on youtube.com

    • on 2008, June 26th, big shock for me and my family - my "1st security" cat KIMI is died...
      We are very sad! She was approximately 10 months old. We always think for them!

    System Status: since 2007, September 16th ready - online

    the `kleinfriesen observatory 48´ was built on 2007 from May until September
    The finishing was on 2007, September 16th

    the  f i r s t  L I G H T  date with my 10inch GSO880: on 2003, December 18th
    the objects - M57, M31, M101 and the planet mars was observed




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