Messier 100

Messier 100 is a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way. It is located about 60 million light years away in constellation Virgo, and it is part of Vigo Cluster of Galaxies. M100 was discovered in ... Read More

NGC5466 globular cluster

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NGC5466 is just another globular cluster. This one can be found in constellation Bootes. It is more less in the same distance from us (51,800 light years) and from galactic center (52,800 light years)... Read More

Messier 3

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It has been already two years since I imaged M3 last time. I made this image now just to check how new telescope behaves on such target type. Picture was made with Meade ACF 10″ telescope with A... Read More

April 2018 Moonscapes

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Last few days here in Poland were quite impressive for astronomy amateurs. Weather was good and stable in large area, and also Moon was moving from new moon to first quarter, so was not disturbing muc... Read More

Forsaken clusters

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Do you know any object in Canis Minor (Little Dog) constellation? Procyon star, of course! And deeps sky object? Hmm, not really… unless you mean NGC2394. This is small bunch of stars, probably ... Read More

March 2018 Moonscapes

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Over last two nights Moon was near to first quarter and was shining high in the night sky. I spent some very nice time at eyepiece on observations. Lunar views were extraordinary, camera images are no... Read More

M1 Crab – born in 1054

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M1 Crab nebula – first item in the Charles Messier catalogue. Messier was a comet hunter who created catalogue of fuzzy objects in the sky, so they will no longer be mistaken with comet. M1 nebu... Read More

Winter open clusters

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NGC1662 is an open cluster in Orion. It has been discovered by William Herschel in 1784. Lies about 1400 light years from Earth, and with apparent magnitude 6.4mag and apparent diameter about 15 arc m... Read More