Astronomy days of the BAA (Burgenlšndische Amateur
Astronomen) from March
17th to March 21st 2004 at the Emberger Alm in Carinthia
Emberger Alm front
Emberger Alm side
The early birds
Part of the group
during afternoon leisure
This year i organized again a trip for the BAA (Burgenlšndische Amateur
Astronomers) to the Emberger Alm at 1800m sealevel in Carinthia. The weatherforecasts for the planned time
differing. One forecast said good, another prognosed bad weather. As on the 17th
the actual weather was perfect, so Francis and i decided to drive on the 17th in the early
morning to Carinthia to the Emberger Alm. 23 members of our club had enrolled
but because of the confusing weatherforecast only 16 finally participated. To
summarize - we were lucky, the weather stayed from good to perfect during the 4 days.
We could photograph and do deepsky observing all 4 nights. As the club has just got
a new Coronado Solar Filter we could also try during daytime this nice piece of hardware and show to
all the participants and people who came along beautiful solar views with
protuberances and structures on the sun in H-alpha light. Here some images
of this days sun view and the instruments and the people enjoying it. Thanks to
Peter Morth who let us use his Vixen guiding refractor for the solar watch and
Manfred Wasshuber who produced on time the adapter for the Coronado filter!
Peter Morth und Manfred Schwarz
Our club members have brought a variety of different telescopes to the meeting.
There were refractors from 60 to 125mm and reflectors from 8 to 14 inch put in
place. Find some views of the telescopes here attached.
LX200 12" of Karl Binder and 8" Dobson of Andreas Berthold
Manfred Fischer with LX200 12" Tube and Losmandy mount
Manfred Lauchart with new Vixen GP-DX
The scope road
You need a lot of cases for the astro toys
Our friends from Astro Experts brought a large astro library
Here some images of the beautiful landscape on the Emberger Alm. All images by
Finally find here some images made by different astrophotographers during these
days on the Emberger Alm. Thanks to Peter Morth and Manfred Schwarz who allowed
me to show their astroimages here!
Constellation Scorpion (right top to middle) before sunrise, Peter Morth
by Peter Morth
M20 and M8
As these days were a success during night and day we have planned to repeat
this event in October 2004 again. If you are interested to join our BAA
Astronomy Days at Emberger Alm from October 9th until October 12th 2004 than
send me a MAIL.