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…


Cygnus Wall fragment HORGB

Cygnus Wall and Lagoon in color

Not so long time ago two entries preseting monochromatic hydrogen alpha images appeared at my blog. These were Cygnus Wall in NGC7000 and Lagoon and…


Cygnus Wall hydrogen alpha

Cygnus Wall in NGC7000

NGC7000 is a well known emission nebula in Cygnus, close to prominent Deneb star. Whole NGC7000 North America is large cloud of interstellar matter…


M8 and M20 nebulae close up

Lagoon and Trifid in hydrogen sea

We can find these two clouds of interstellar matter in probably the most prominent area of Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius. Under dark…


IC1795 Fish Head

This year January was a really cloudy time. That's why I was even more surprised by sudden clear night that occurred on January, 19th. Conditions…


NGC281 Pacman explored

I already captured this well known nebula over four years ago. This time I wanted to go a little bit deeper to interesting interior of NGC281 Pacman…


NGC1499 California

Dust in California NGC1499

NGC1499 California emission nebula is so (apparently) large, that it did not fit to any field of view of my "large" imaging setups. So I decided to…


High resolution image of M16 Eagle nebula center

Pillars in M16 Eagle Nebula

It is maybe worth to mention at the beginning, that M16 Eagle nebula was discovered neither by Messier nor by Herschel (as usual :) ), but by…


Dark clouds in IC1318

IC1318 - looking forward to autumn

White nights is almost here. Currently there is less than two hours of complete darkness, and it will be worse. At my northern latitude I need to…


The Tadpoles of IC410

Among stars and interstellar matter in the Milky Way, in constellation of Auriga there is hydrogen cloud cataloged as IC410. Inside this there are…


Frosty Crab

Two nights ago I pointed telescope one more time to M1 Crab nebula. Transparency was poor, but I was tempted with decent seeing. I was able to…


Heart of the Heart

IC1805 Heart nebula in Cassiopeia is well known hydrogen cloud, very appreciated by astroimagers. This object is placed 6000 light years away. In…