New projects
Astrophotography

PINWHEEL

The Pinwheel Galaxy (also known as Messier 101) is a face-on spiral galaxy 21 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major.

A STAR AND A GALAXY

A little-visited star of Ursa Major is the brilliant Tania Australis. With the nearby star HR 4067, the spiral galaxy NGC 3184 forms a spectacular triangle.

Aerial photography
DRONE

NEW DRONE PHOTOS

From the hills of Balaton Highlands to Adriatic Sea… we can enjoy the beautiful view of the nature.

BALATON SUNSET

NEW AERIAL VIDEOS

I believe you do not need to visit exotic places to capture beautiful moments. Somtimes the best shots are to be found locally, even around your home. Silence, mist, sunlight, fog, sailboats, ruins, birds, water, hills.

Explore my astrophotohraphy!

Surf through the wonders of the Universe and find some colorful deep space pictures.

Former projects

BEEHIVE CLUSTER

Messier 44 (M44), also known as the Beehive Cluster or Praesepe (the Manger), is an open star cluster in the constellation Cancer.

HORSEHEAD NEBULA

The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a small dark nebula in the constellation Orion.

CTB1 (MEDLAR NEBULA)

CTB1 is a nearby supernova remnant (SNR) with an apparent diameter of about a half a degree (about the same size as a Full Moon).

THE PLEIADES

The Pleiades also known as The Seven Sisters and Messier 45, is an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars in the north-west of the constellation Taurus.

River of Stars

A special video project, a kind of summary from my astrophotos of the last decade. It is only 4 minutes with 4k resolution. We are many amateurs who enjoy cosmos at home, relaxing, while putting a whole serious amount of work on the table. This is how the 2010s looked to me.

Interests

UNIVERSO MÁGICO

Universo Mágico astronomy portal has chosen my latest photo as a featured image. This is now my 10th image chosen by the site since 2017.

EAPOD

MALTA AND GOZO

Tündi and I spent a very nice few days together on this island couple. It was a wonderful fresh spring, we hiked from morning till night. Many beautiful pictures were taken.

Equipment

TELESCOPES, MOUNTS, CAMERAS…

  • 300/1200 home made Newtonian, 100 years old Zeiss mirror
  • 300/1200 home made Newtonian, Orion Optics ultragrade
  • RASA 11″ Schmidt-Cassegrain astrograph
  • Sky-Watcher 355/1600 Dobson
  • Fornax 55 and Sky-Watcher EQ-6 mounts
  • QHY 268C, QHY 183M, Explore Scientific 4K cameras
  • TeleVue Paracorr Type-II és Explore Scientific HR correctors
  • Optolong and Baader filters


Check it out!

Coming soon

Deep sky photography, as a special area of astrophotography, requires a great deal of time spent in preparation and planning. As a result of the unusually long exposition time needed, ideally I am able to shoot one object per month, twelve a year at the most. However, as the weather is not always on my side, my dreams often don’t realise, but remain plans for future years. This means that I must plan ahead and prepare detailed shooting plans for 3 and 6-month periods, taking into consideration the travel routes of objects, climate conditions and the Moon phases. Not to mention my private appointments as well…

It happened earlier...
CLOUD OCEAN

nPAE – 1ST PLACE

“The 1st place winner and becoming the nPAE Northern Hemisphere Astrophotography Champion 2021 is Andromeda by Lorand from Hungary.”

APOD

09.25.2021

Embedded in a complex of interstellar dust and gas and blown by the winds from a single, massive O-type star, the Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is a mere 10 light-years wide. On the other hand, M52 is a rich open cluster of around a thousand stars.

Travel 

Click and enjoy some wonderful and inviting pictures from our trips with my family. Our world is one amazing place, we tried to capture something unique from each country.

Aerial moments

I believe you do not need to visit exotic places to capture beautiful moments. Somtimes the best shots are to be found locally, even around your home. I like it here. Silence, mist, sunlight, fog, sailboats, ruins, birds, water, hills.

Ars poetica
About me

Hello and welcome to my astrophotography and aerial photography page! I am Lóránd Fényes Hungarian photographer, member of the Hungarian amateur astrophotographer community.

Write me

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will respond to your email as soon as possible. Thank you!