Cocoon and friends

First look at this frame will be definitely attracted to well known Cocoon nebula (IC5146) that is both emission HII region but also reflective nebula. This nebulosity surrounds star cluster Collinder... Read More

LDN807 dark complex

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Beverly Turner Lynds was an american astronomer, who about 50 years ago created two catalogs – LBN and LDN – Lynds Bright and Dark Nebulae catalog. She made it basing on visual review of P... Read More

From Sadr Till Tulip

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My next holiday target was pretty classical – Cygnus constellation (Swan), that in the late summer rises high up to the zenith (in Europe). I framed area starting from the Sadr star (Gamma Cygni... Read More

Barnards on sale

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There are few hundreds items in the Barnard catalog of dark nebulae. And significant amount of it is placed between Aquila (Eagle) head and Scutum (Shield) top corner 🙂  So around the triangle... Read More

Veil loop

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Veil nebula like many other sky gems has been discovered by William Herschel. He described its western part as “Extended; passes thro’ 52 Cygni… near 2 degree in length” a... Read More