NGC6823 open cluster and Sh2-86 emission nebula in Vulpecula

NGC6823 emission nebula in Vulpecula

The Universe is full of sophisticated and extraordinary shapes made with interstellar matter. Some of them are well known – Pillars of Creation in…


Gamma Cygni wide field

Star Adventurer at Zatom starparty

The weather at XX star party in Zatom was generally good however, some amount of high clouds was present all the time. But it did not prevent me from…


Star removal with Starnet++

If you are processing astronomy deep space images sooner or later you start to think that all these beautiful stars are not always wanted. When you…


Canon 550D with Smart EQ

Canon 550D astrophotography - first light

Back to the basics – it has been already eight years since I shoot astroimages with modified Canon cameras: Canon 20D and sometime later Canon…


Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

C/2020 F3 NEOWISE in the city lights This comet is somehow unexpected guest. It was discovered by a team using the…


Messier 63 spiral galaxy crop

Messier 63 Sunflower galaxy

Messier 63 Sunflower galaxy is somehow iconic object. Once you saw it, you probably will not forget it. It is a spiral galaxy with no central bar…


Messier 98 crop

Messier 98

Messier 98 is nice, almost edge-on (74 degrees inclination) galaxy located about 44 million light years away. It is a member of Virgo Cluster, but…


Messier 85 and NGC4394

Messier 85 (NGC4382) is a quite bright and easy target both for visual and photographic observations. It can be spotted with binoculars, and is an…


NGC5033 spiral galaxy

NGC5033 is not in the primary or even secondary list of astrophotography targets. This spiral galaxy lies about 40 million light years away and can…


NGC3718 and Hickson 56 in Ursa Major

This object was on my astroimaging target list since I remember. I am perfectly aware that imaging galaxies under suburban sky is pretty demanding…


Plaiedes - annotated image

Pleiades spectra

During last observing session I pointed telescope with attached spectroscope to well known Pleiades open cluster. It is also called "Seven Sisters"…


M1 Crab nebula expansion logo

Messier 1 Crab nebula expansion

Messier 1 nebula, also known as Crab, is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus. It corresponds to a bright supernova recorded by…