Fachgruppe Deep-Sky (German work group Deep-Sky)
About the work group
This work group is part of the German astronomy club Vereinigung der Sternfreunde e.V. and deals basically with visually observing deepsky objects. The main objectives are:
- exchange of experience via this website, the VdS-Journal (only in German!), ...
- organizing projects and joint observations of selected, also less known objects
- support in any kind to help beginners as well as experienced observers
Most important here is teamwork. So everyone can contribute his or her ideas to design this website, projects and so on. If you are interested in observations of a special object for your own comparison or you have picked up an interesting object, please let us know. But you can also ask around the topics deepsky, telescopes, ... Just write a mail.
Besides observing objects articles are also welcome. These don't necessarily need to be printed in the VdS-Journal, but can also be made available on this site for download.
Basically everyone can contribute to this work group. Membership in the VdS is not required.
Due to the fact, that this is a German association, it is not possible to provide everything in English. Write a mail if you need help!
- monthly regulars' table of amateurs from Leipzig & surrounding; It takes place in a restaurant. Sometimes there are also presentations. Everybody can join us. Just get in contact with us.
- joined observations in the Leipzig region
- active support of beginners and guided observations
- planning and execution of the skyguide at the star party Herzberger Teleskoptreffen (HTT)
- "Sidewalk Astronomy" - Main focus is observation of the sun, moon and our planets from a sidewalk in Leipzig to give people an impression of astronomy in a practical way. We mainly use smaller telescopes up to an aperture of about 5 inch. Sometimes also brighter deepsky objects are presented. Until now the feedback was very positive and the enthusiasm was great.
- 2018-01-07: Skyguide 2017 IV (Winter) released
- 2017-10-11: Skyguide 2017 III (Autumn) released
- 2017-07-25: Skyguide 2017 II (Summer) released
- 2017-04-14: Skyguide 2017 I (Spring) released
- 2017-01-21: Skyguide 2016 IV (Winter) released
- 2016-10-16: We added a list of members and their projects, which will be completed the next time.
- 2016-10-11: Skyguide 2016 III (Autumn) released
- 2016-07-10: Skyguide 2016 II (Summer) released
- 2016-04-12: Skyguide 2016 I (Spring) released
- 2016-01-11: Skyguide 2015 IV (Winter) released
- 2015-11-04: Skyguide 2015 III (Autumn) released
- 2015-08-18: Skyguide 2015 II (Summer) released
- 2015-04-26: Skyguide 2015 I (Spring) released
- 2014-12-24: Skyguide 2014 IV (Winter) released
- 2014-12-09: Added a blank protocol as template for own observation notes (see Introduction).
- 2014-09-13: Skyguide 2014 III (Autumn) released
- 2014-08-14: After a long time the new website of this work group is now available. Hopefully it will grow up the next time.