the kleinfriesen observatory 48
(my dream from Australia)

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              observatory log: please scroll in window for information
                 System Status: since 2007 September 16th ready - webcam online - (user: kfo48 / password: none)

    - on 2017, November 16, Installation and check new ASI120MC Driver, PHD2 Guiding and ASCOM fine tuning

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

    - on 2017, November 04, 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 ASI120MC on GSO 880, test in the next nights.

    - on 2017, September 18, Visit Teleskop-Express, buy adapter for ZWO ASI120MC and 8x50 Finderscope for Guiding

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

    - on 2017, July 27, new ZWO ASI120MC adapted in PHD V2, in the next nights I will test it.

    - on 2017, July 24, new ZWO ASI120MC adapted for Test with Tasco refractor 60/800, mounted on 10inch GSO880

    - on 2017, July 2, new ZWO ASI120MC was succesfully tested as autoguider in Firecapture V2.5

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

    - on 2017, June 17, new ZWO ASI120MC 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 28, Update SynScan Version from V3.37 to V3.39.03, on next days I will test the new Firmware

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

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

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

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

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

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

    - on 2016, August 14 until August 21, Position Tests with Stellarium 10.6.1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    - on 2015, November 29, 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 5, I create the PEC Training on my EQ6 Mount.

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

    - on 2015, July 14, 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 20, I watched the partial solar eclipse of my office.
      Thanks to my employer `Knoll Elektro Großhandel´ in Bayreuth.

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

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

    - on 2015, February 16, the mount EQ6 is aligned correctly

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

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

    - on 2014, November 29/30, 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 21, • Interstellarum: Crowdfunding-Campaign Info

    - on 2014, October 24, 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 19, 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 26, 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 17 until September 27, astronomy holidays in tenerife

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

    - on 2014, August 26, 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 14, new film ´Messier 87 - from `the kleinfriesen observatory 48´ - HD`
     updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

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

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

    - on 2014, August 5, 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 8, - many thanks to the " Teleskop-Service " (Putzbrunn)
      for help with the repair of my EQ6 SynScan hand controller

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

    - on 2014, May 9, 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 10, - my M99 SN2014L Image on spaceweather.com

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

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

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

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

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

    - on 2014, January 28, Supernova in M82 SN2014J recorded

    - on 2014, January 27, 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 9, new Trailer film ´the kleinfriesen observatory 48 - HD` updated
     on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

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

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

    - on 2013, December 30, 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 29, new film ´the Pleiades- HD` updated
     on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

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

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

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

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

    - on 2013, November 8, 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 6, new film ´Venus through my 10inch Telescope-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

    - on 2013, November 5, 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 18, new film ´the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

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

    - on 2013, October 11, 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 29, new film ´the Andromeda Galaxy - (Messier 31)-HD`
      updated on youtube `ramonkfo´ channel - my kfo48 on  YouTube.com

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

    - on 2013, August 25, 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 17, visitors in my observatory - deep sky observation

    - on 2013, August 10, 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 30, my EQ6 SynScan Controller was updated with the
      FIX FOR HIGHER VOLTAGE READING OF SYNSCAN
- (user: kfo48)

    - on 2013, July 25, 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 10, the kfo48 webcam is online - (user: kfo48)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    - on 2012, December 31, 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 15- Observing the occultation of Jupiter by Moon
      a film is currently in production youtube.com

    - on 2012, June 5/6 - 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 24 - I participated on the Messier Marathon in Nation Observatory of Schneeberg

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

    - on 2011, December 8 - 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 5 until today - test the eq6 mount with the new SkyScan Kit for Goto function.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    - on 2010, March 30, 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 26, you can see the "kfo48 movies" on youtube.com

    - on 2008, June 26, 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 16 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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