Longitude: W05°36'28"
Latitude: N30°14'10"
Altitude: 680m


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Astronomers on SaharaSky: Joggy, Fritz and Patrick (left to right)

Astronomers on SaharaSky:
Joggy, Fritz and Patrick
(left to right)

Patrick Innocent, astronomer on SaharaSky

Patrick Innocent
Astronomer on SaharaSky

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Visitors' Gallery


Backlog

2016



Michael Kern, Germany

SaharaSky was happy to welcome our good old friend Michael Kern, astronomer and journalist from Germany.

Left to right: Fritz, Michael, Patte


November 4 to 11, 2016

Rundreise mit dem Space Bus

Gemeinsam mit der Sternwarte Paris und 17 Universitäten Marokkos hat SaharaSky eine 2800km Rundreise des SPACEBUS durch Marokko gesponsert. Am 27.10.16 war SaharaSky eine Etappe für 25 Mitglieder des SPACEBUS Verbandes zur Förderung der Wissenschaften und insbesondere der Astronomie in Marokko. Anbei 2 Fotos mit dem Leiter der Gruppe - Prof. Dr. Samir Kadiri - bei der Einschreibung im SaharaSky.

Caravane avec Space Bus

L'Observatoire de Paris conjointement avec 17 Universités et l'Association Marocaine d'Astronomie et d'Astrophotographie a organisé "SPACEBUS - une Caravane Scientifique" pour traverser 2800km de voyage à travers le Maroc. SaharaSky "Ambassadeur de SPACEBUS" était une étape importante pour les 25 membres de Paris et Maroc le 27.10.2016 à Zagora. Prof. Dr. Samir Kadiri (Université de Rabat) avait dirigé le groupe comme répresentant de la 2AR - Association d'Astronomie de Rabat.


M42 in real-color taken with our QSI

October 27, 2016

Toni Boehm, Sternwarte Regensburg, Germany



Messier 33 NGC 247 NGC 253 NGC 1514 NGC 2626


September 24 - October 5, 2016

Bettina und Reto Bolliger, Switzerland

"Wir bezeichnen uns als fortgeschrittene Anfänger und konnten in dieser Woche mit dem konstant sehr guten Wetter viele Erfahrungen mit unserer halbjährigen Ausrüstung sammeln, bei uns hätte das Monate gedauert. Den klaren Himmel mit der nur geringen Lichtverschmutzung vermissen wir bereits sehr. Die Bedingungen auf dem Dach des SaharaSky waren fur uns optimal, die Gespräche mit Dir, Patrick, Karel, Anna und den verschiedenen 'Tages-Besuchern' waren sehr interessant und bereichernd. Kurz und gut, es hat uns ausgezeichnet gefallen. Wir hoffen, es gibt das SaharaSky noch lange, wir kommen gerne wieder."

M81 and M82 Galaxies M42 Orion Nebula IC 434 Horsehead Nebula Crescend Moon

March 6 to 12, 2016

Ben Blundell and Katie Eagleton, England

"Thank-you for the excellent instruction and the fun times Katie and I had at Sahara Sky.
I thought you might be interested in the images I manged to take."


Equipment used Equipment used Desert, camping & the Milky Way Milky Way arch in the desert Horsehead Nebula Whirlpool Galaxy Bode's Galaxy Owl Nebula

March 9 to 12, 2016

Stefan Lamoureux, (Turku), Ikka, Finland, and Ali Astro (Astronomer MarrakechSky)

Habitué... as every year...



January 15 to 22, 2016

2015



Un workshop sur les techniques de base en Astrophotographie

"Photographie la lumière du Sahara"

du 05. - 08.11.2015 a l'Observatoire SaharaSky, Zagora - Maroc
avec Hicham Bouzekri


Bonjour,
"Merci cher Fritz pour votre accueil chaleureux et votre amour pour l'astronomie. Merci Patrick pour votre aide et votre humour, tu es unique dans l'Univers! Je partage avec vous les résultats actuelles de nos traitements d'images des photos réalisés par le groupe."

Amicalement
Zakaria
Association Casablancaise d'Astronomie

ACA Workshop


Les participants de l'événement

Ali Janati
Mohamed Laamiri
Hicham Bouzekri
Hassan Talibi
Sofia Jlil
Driss Ghallab
Mounir Berberi
Adil Chachoua
Zakaria Belhaj
Patrick (Patte) Innocent
Veil Nebula


Impressions de l'événement





Les résultats actuelles


Helix Nebula Andromeda Galaxy Great Orion Nebula NGC 253 The Pleiades Rosetta Nebula Rosetta Nebula Horsehead Nebula

October 5 - 8, 2015

Stefan Lamoureux, Turku, Finland

"Your place is simply the best! What can we say? Thank you very much again for your hospitality and please give my regards to Patrick".
"I am still writing about SaharaSky in the internet: My Blog"

North America Nebula California Nebula Horsehead Nebula Rosetta Nebula Fornax Galaxy Petroglyphs Close-up 1
Petroglyphs Ait Quazik Site The Sun at Ait Quazik Petroglyphs Close-up 2 Dunes of Tinfou Our meteroite hunting guide Meteroite hunting SaharaSky
Meteroite searching party Meteroite searching party SaharaSky Bar SaharaSky Dining Room SaharaSky Entrance SaharaSky
Telescopes SaharaSky

March 2015

Rudolf Müller, Regensburg Observatory, Germany

Rudi is one of the top astrophotographers visiting SaharaSky

Solar Flare
IC 434 M45/M46 NGC 1365 NGC 4517/4517A NGC 5128 Seagull Nebula
Extra Large Extra Large Extra Large Extra Large Extra Large Extra Large


February 18 to 25, 2015

Toni Boehm, Sternwarte Regensburg, Germany

The most amazing star trails ever captured over SaharaSky from Dusk to Dawn.

Morning star trails, 11 hours exposure, with ISS crossing Evening star trails, 11 hours exposure Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) Witchhead Nebula NGC 1499
Extra Large Extra Large Extra Large Extra Large Extra Large
The entire team Toni at work at 4:00AM IC 434 M 83 NGC 2359


February 13 to 25, 2015

Bernd, Stefanie and Alma Graul, Munich, Germany

Enchanted by [52 (camel)days to Timbouktou]. That are 1040km right into Mali! "We loved to stay in your hotel!"

Bernd, Stefanie and Alma Graul Stefanie Graul

June 15th, 2014 (photos provided in Feb 2015)

Lore & Michael Natschke, Efringen-Kirchen, Germany

Dressed with respect to the tradition of south Morocco.

Lore & Michael Natschke
Lore & Michael Natschke Lore & Michael Natschke Lore & Michael Natschke Lore & Michael Natschke Lore & Michael Natschke Lore & Michael Natschke

January 18 to 24, 2015

Herbert & Gisela Weniger, Schopfheim, Germany

Herbert & Gisela took these images with SaharaSky's new Takahashi FSQ-106ED,
Aperture 106mm, focal length 530mm, focal ratio: f/5.

Crisp and detailed images produced by experienced astro-photographers under the clear Saharan Sky.


Guest comment: "Noch einmal herzlichen Dank für die schönen Tage in Ihrem Hotel." (Thank you very much again for the nice days in your hotel.)

Herbert & Gisela Weniger Herbert & Gisela Weniger Herbert & Gisela Weniger Herbert & Gisela Weniger

January 18 to 24, 2015

Karl & Dagmar Sarnow, Hannover, Germany

Welcome back after almost exactly 1 year. Karl's & Dagmar's images from last year are posted further down this page.
Their collection of images taken this and last year are posted on Flickr packed into a slide show.

Karl & Dagmar Sarnow Karl & Dagmar Sarnow Karl & Dagmar Sarnow Karl & Dagmar Sarnow

January 18 to 23, 2015

2014



Stefan Lamoureux & Janne Lepoyster, Turku, Finland

...looking for meteroits near the desert and amazed by the petroglyphes of Ait Ouazzik.

"Your place is simply the best! What can we say? Thank you very much again for your hospitality and please give my regards to Patrick".
"I am still writing about SaharaSky in the internet: My Blog"

Janne & Stefan Meteorite-hunting 17.000 years old petroglyphes at Ait Ouazzik 17.000 years old petroglyphes at Ait Ouazzik 17.000 years old petroglyphes at Ait Ouazzik North America Nebula California Nebula Horsehead Nebula Rosetta Nebula Telescopes SaharaSky Meteroite searching party

December 11 to 19, 2014

Frank Hol & Casper van Donk, Heeren, The Netherlands

...presenting marvellous fish-eye images.

Frank with 10Micron and Meade 16inch Eric with his 150mm Dobson Allsky Fisheye and iOptron equipment setup Milky Way & Zodiac, 4 minutes exposure Milky Way & Zodiac, 4 minutes exposure Centered on the Zodiac, 2 minutes exposure

November 17 to 25, 2014

Konny & Ferry Dörfel, Paderborn (Sternwarte Bautzen), Germany

...with SaharaSky astronomer Patrick

The Pleiades M45 The Great Orion Nebula M42 Konny & Ferry Dörfel with Patrick

October 2 to 9, 2014

Dr. Yaseen M. Almleaky, Astronomy & Space Dept. King Abdul, Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

...with Rabia Koring, Peter Aniol Astelco, München), Fritz Koring [from left to right]

Dr. Yaseen M. Almleaky, Astronomy & Space Dept. King Abdul, Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Peter Aniol, Astelco, München, Rabia & Fritz Koring

June 4, 2014

Moreau Hervé, Christophe Lehenaff - Magazine Astronomie - France


Bernard 59 M44 M68 M83 M104 M107 Mars Saturn

Morau and Christophe stayed with us from April 23 to 25, 2014. We had a great time together!
Moreau's stunning images taken on SaharaSky can be marvelled at his website: http://moreauhe.free.fr/images_astro/


Peter Scholz

Peter Scholz

Mar 27 ~ Apr 2, 2014


Martina & Werner Kober with Fritz Gerd Koring & Yoggi Depner (hotel astronomer)

Martina & Werner Kober (2nd & 3rd from left) Martina & Werner Kober Team Preparations
Antares Region Milky Way Panorama Milky Way Panorama Milky Way Panorama Milky Way Panorama

Martina and Werner stayed with us from March 26 to April 4, 2014. We were truly amazed by their photographic expertise and their milkyway panoramae!


Sternwarte Regensburg, Rudolf Müller - Anton Böhm - Wolfgang Roman

Sternwarte Regensburg M 42 - Sternwarte Regensburg Omega Centauri - Sternwarte Regensburg Rosetta Nebula - Sternwarte Regensburg Circumpolar - Sternwarte Regensburg Sun above SaharaSky - Sternwarte Regensburg
NGC 2244, Rosette Nebula, Rudolf Müller, Sternwarte Regensburg NGC 2264 and Cone Nebula, Rudolf Müller, Sternwarte Regensburg IC 443, Jellyfish Nebula, Rudolf Müller, Sternwarte Regensburg NGC 5128 Centaurus A, Anton Böhm, Sternwarte Regensburg NGC 2175 Monkey Nebula, Anton Böhm, Sternwarte Regensburg Scorpius-Sagittarius Region, Anton Böhm, Sternwarte Regensburg

Rudi's and Toni's numerous deepsky images taken on SaharaSky with refractors are so gorgeous in that we had a hard but great time choosing representatives for this gallery. We hope our choice was a good one and that both will be back someday soon to surprise us with even more images.

Rudi's and Toni's publicly posted images can be marvelled here:
Link: Astro Rudi
Link: Astro Toni

Mar 21 ~ Apr 2, 2014


Groupe Gérard Colasse - Macon, France

Groupe Gérard Colasse

Feb 28 ~ Mar 2, 2014


Dagmar & Karl Sarnow, Germany

Karl Sarnow M 42 by Karl Sarnow NGC 2014 by Karl Sarnow Alnitak by Karl Sarnow IC 434 by Karl Sarnow M 51 by Karl Sarnow

Jan 23 ~ Feb 2, 2014


Bettina & Norbert Guthier - Germany

Bettina & Norbert Guthier Bettina & Norbert Guthier Bettina & Norbert Guthier

Jan 3, 2014

2013



Dr. Martin Miller - Sternwarte Höchstberg & Dr. Manfred Gaida - German Aerospace Center (DLR)

C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) NGC 253 NGC 1232 NGC 1365

Dec 4 ~ 9, 2013


Klaus Veit, Stefan Westphal and Thomas Jäger - Nürnberg, Germany

Klaus Veit, Stefan Westphal and Thomas Jäger NGC 253 Wolf Rayet Nebula Sh-2 308

Nov 30 ~ Dec 6, 2013


Thomas Hars & Bernhard - Karlsruhe, Germany

Thomas Hars & Bernhard

Nov 21 ~ 27, 2013


Dirk & Judith Zagolla-Seidel, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Dirk & Judith Zagolla-Seidel

Nov 5 ~ 16, 2013


Nicholas Joannou, London, UK

Nicholas Joannou Nicholas Joannou

Nov 5 ~ 9, 2013


Vincent Chalesle & Michael Kniepkamp, France

Tom & Michael Kniepkamp  Khadija (our cook) and the group Vincent Chalesle & Michael Kniepkamp Vincent & Lucile

Oct 27 ~ Nov 2, 2013


Thomas Acker, Gammertingen, Germany

Thomas Acker Thomas Acker Thomas Acker

May 30 ~ Jun 12, 2013


Prof. Dr. Klaus & Gisela Beyer, Strasslach-Dingharting, Germany

Prof. Dr. Klaus & Gisela Beyer Prof. Dr. Klaus & Gisela Beyer Prof. Dr. Klaus & Gisela Beyer Prof. Dr. Klaus & Gisela Beyer Prof. Dr. Klaus & Gisela Beyer

Mar 5 ~ 12, 2013


Horst & Mme. Schönberger (Cologne), and Cord & Mme. Korte (Hamburg), Germany

Horst & Mme. Schönberger, and Cord & Mme. Korte

Die "Dobsonschubser" Feb 10 ~ 17, 2013


Jürgen Grabka - Fritz Koring - Rudi Müller - Anton Böhm

From left: Jürgen Grabka - Fritz Koring - Rudi Mueller - Anton Böhm NGC 246 by Anton Böhm NGC 5139 Omega Centauri by Anton Böhm NGC 5139 Omega Centauri by Anton Böhm NGC 5128 Centaurus A by Anton Böhm IC 434 Horsehead Nebula by Anton Böhm Caldwell 49 Rosetta Nebula by Anton Böhm Rudi Müller & Toni Böhm Centaurus A  by Rudi Müller M81 and M82  by Rudi Müller Juergen Grabka, Karlsruhe, Germany

Feb 5 ~ 12, 2013


Kristian Gau, Rügen, Germany

Witchhead Nebula Heart Nebula Horsehead Nebula Andromeda Nebula

Jan 6 ~ 19, 2013


Uwe Glahn & Marc Emde, Germany

Uwe Glahn & Marc Emde Marc Emde Rosetta Nebula with 16
Star trails Meade LX 16 inch Camp fire
SaharaSky at night Moon rise Omega Centauri

Jan 6 ~ 13, 2013
Hallo lieber Fritz,

wie versprochen die Bilder fur Dein Album. Hab mal eine Zeichnung von mir mitgeschickt (Rosettennebel mit 16" Dobson bei 59x + [OIII]), die im Histogramm etwas gestreckt wurde, sodaß die beim Druck besser rauskommt.

Meine kompletten (zeichnerischen) Ergebnisse werden wohl Mitte nächster Woche auf meiner homepage online sein.

Auch für mich war es eine tolle Woche, für die ich mich bei Dir und Deinen Mitarbeitern nochmal herzlich bedanken möchte. Ich komme gern wieder.

Viele Grüße aus dem verschneiten Oberbayern,

Uwe

www.deepsky-visuell.de



Stefan Lamoureux

Stefan Lamoureux
Hello Fritz!

Thank you very much once again for your hospitality at the Sahara Sky hotel. We had lots of fun and the sauna, food, telescopes and the hotel in general was exceptional.

Here is the link of the article I did on the Sahara sky hotel and you Mr. Koring on our blog. Also I have pictures that you can use on your website. Use the ones you think is appropriate.

Have a great day and see you later.

Stefan Lamoureux