M31 and Mayall II

M31 galaxy in Andromeda is both very large and also close to us. It makes it a hard fit into field of view of medium and large scale setups. That’s why in last star party in Zatom I decided to i... Read More

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

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