My Story

Hello, my name is Mar­tin Ruster­holz. I’m a Swiss ama­teur astro­pho­to­graph­er liv­ing near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzer­land. My interest in astro­nomy star­ted when I was 16. At that time, I built my first New­to­ni­an tele­scope and mount. I stud­ied phys­ics at the Swiss Fed­er­al Insti­tute of Tech­no­logy (ETH) which was the only study includ­ing at least some aspects of astro­nomy and astrophysics.

“Look­ing at the nights sky is an exper­i­ence touch­ing every­body deeply inside, some­thing com­mon to all human beings inde­pend­ent to the lan­guage spoken by the individuals”.

Deep-sky astro­photo­graphy is my passion.


Thanks for vis­it­ing my site and enjoy.

Portrait Martin Rusterholz Astrophotographer


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Dumbbell Nebula (M27) - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Dumb­bell Neb­u­lae (M27)

inter­stel­lar­um Nr. 65 Page 67
2009, September

NGC 2359 Thor's Helmet Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Thor’s Hel­met

Astro­nomy Pic­ture of the Day
2013, March 7

M33 North­ern Pin­wheel Galaxy

Sky & Telescope’s
Beau­ti­ful Uni­verse 2014 Edition

Spir­al Galaxy NGC 3184

Astro­nomie Magazine (France)
2016, February

Plan­et­ary Neb­ula Kron­berg 24
in Ha and (OIII)

The AGB News­let­ter, July 2017

Miracles of the Universe Calendar 2018