Veil nebula in HSO palette

Cygnus Loop mosaic

There are several constellations considered autumn objects, and Cygnus is definitely one of them. And there are several popular astroimaging targets…


IC5146 Cocoon with B168

IC5146 Cocoon nebula with Barnard 168

It has been already ten years since I imaged the IC5146 Cocoon nebula with the neighboring Barnard 168 dark cloud for the first time. This time my…


Sh2-171 nebula HSO palette

Sh2-171 aka NGC7822 emission nebula

NGC7822 star-forming complex in the constellation Cepheus is located about 3,000 light-years away from us. It contains Berkeley 59 star open cluster…


IC1805 Heart Nebula HORGB

IC1805 Heart nebula

There are more and less known objects in the sky, and one of the measures of popularity is the target’s number of names and symbols. The IC1805…


IC410 and IC405 nebulae

Tadpoles and Flaming Star nebulae

Flaming Star (IC405) and Tadpoles (IC410) nebulae are well-known objects in the constellation of Auriga. Both are emission nebula types, and their…


Christmas Tree cluster and Cone nebula

The Christmas Tree star cluster (NGC2264) was named for its triangular shape made of young stars, that look like a tree. A bit below that cluster…


Sh2-188 nebula in Cassiopeia

Sh2-188 Dolphin nebula

Planetary nebulae do not always look like rings or blobs, and Sh2-188 is an example of that. It was photographed for the first time in 1965 and was…


IC1848 Soul nebula fragment HaORGB palette

IC1848 Soul nebula fragment

I have already imaged the IC1848 nebula in the past using a 130mm aperture apochromatic refractor and an Atik383 camera. I was quite happy with that…


NGC7380 Wizard nebula narrowband and RGB

NGC7380 Wizard nebula

I was taught that hydrogen merged with oxygen is a highly explosive mixture, and after the explosion, the water is the outcome. But nothing like this…


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…


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…