Gerald Rhemann’s images are a sky atlas unto themselves. He’s mastered the arts of deep-sky and nearby astrophotography, and he shares his work with the world on his website. If you ever feel some Earth-cabin fever coming on, check out Rhemann’s work, as it will make you feel like you’ve taken a trip through a comet’s tail and into the hearth of a nebula — without all the radiation poisoning and hypothermia.
This image of the Helix Nebula/Aquarius (NGC 7293) was taken in May 2012 from Farm Tivoli in Namibia. (12-inch ASA, FLI PL 4240 camera, HARGB image with exposures of 200, 69, 65, and 82 minutes, respectively)
Rhemann captured Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) on March 19, 2013, from Bucklige Welt, Burgenland. (Tele Vue APO NP101IS, FLI ML 8300 camera, 6×40 seconds luminance)
Gallery of faint comets
Comet LINEAR (C/2012 K5) as it appeared April 1, 2013, not fooling anyone. (8-inch ASA, FLI PL 16803 camera, LRGB image with exposures of 27, 27, 27, and 27 minutes, respectively)
If you want to know what a master imager’s setups and sky views look like, look no further.