New projects
Astrophotography

M13

M13, also designated NGC 6205 and sometimes called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules or the Hercules Globular Cluster, is a globular cluster of several hundred thousand stars in the constellation of Hercules.

SOMBRERO GALAXY

It is extremely difficult from Hungary (low position and light pollution). But I love this galaxy so all the expense and trouble was worth it.

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

NEEDLE

NGC 4565 is an edge-on spiral galaxy about 30 to 50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It lies close to the North Galactic Pole and has a visual magnitude of approximately 10.

GALAXIES FAR-FAR AWAY

NGC 3718, also called Arp 214, is a galaxy located approximately 120 million light years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major.

RUNNING MAN

Sh2-279 is an HII region and bright nebulae that includes a reflection nebula located in the constellation Orion.

ANDROMEDA GALAXY

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years (770 kiloparsecs) from Earth and the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way.

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
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 INTERVIEW

ASTROCAMERA 2020

I have a pleasure to post that the Jury members of the international AstroCamera 2020 Competition have selected one of my images as honorary mention.

Equipment

THE EVOLUTION OF MY SYSTEMS…

  • 2010: SkyWatcher 150/750 + EQ-5 + Canon EOS 1000D
  • 2011: GSO 200/800 + HEQ-5
  • 2012: SkyWatcher Equinox ED80 + NEQ-6 + Canon EOS 600D
  • 2013: Home made Newtonian
  • 2014: SkyWatcher Esprit 100/550 + QHY IC8300
  • 2016: Celestron RASA 11″ + CCD cameras
  • 2017: 300/1200 Newtonian + Fornax52 + CMOS cameras


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…

Interests
APOD

RECOGNITION

Magic Universe rewards the quality of Astrophotographers, as well as their collaboration so that their images are displayed on the site.

EAPOD

IOAA 2019 INTERVIEW

The annual astronomy and astrophysics competition, IOAA will take place in Keszthely, Hungary in 2019. In the Olympic Magazine the organisers interviewed me to find out my astrophotography story …

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!