New projects
Astrophotography

IC 349

This year, it is the picture that has excited me the most in a professional sense. It’s a very difficult subject, capturing the detail of the tiny nebulosity hiding next to the star Merope requires good equipment and a high level of technical (photo processing) skills.

ANDROMEDA CORE

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, originally the Andromeda Nebula, is a barred spiral galaxy with diameter of 152,000 light-years approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth and the nearest large galaxy to the Milky Way.

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

THE COLORS OF SATURN

I still haven’t got used to how colourful this planet is compared to the many telescopic (naked-eye) observations…

JUPITER AND IO

The famous Great Red Spot is clearly visible on Jupiter itself, along with many other spots and storms. The shadow of Io is cast on the surface of the planet.

VEIL

NGC 6960, also known as the Western Veil Nebula, the Witch’s Broom Nebula, and Sharpless 103, is the remnant from a supernova which occurred about 10,000 years ago.

IC 5070

The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070) is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

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
EAPOD

PIRAN

My wife and I went from the sea of fog to the real sea for a few days, for sunbathing and a bit of real sea time. We’ve never been here before, it’s beautiful.

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.

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!