NGC6823 nebula HSO crop

NGC6820 nebula and NGC6823 cluster

NGC6820 is an emission nebula in the constellation of Vulpecula. That is part of a significantly larger nebula Sharpless 2-86. According to some…


Lagoon and Trifid nebulae narrowband

Astrophotography holidays in Crete

Crete is a marvelous place for holidays. You will find here both crowded places to meet people, but also very remote locations, where beaches are…


Rosette nebula HSO

Rosette nebula HST palette

There is a well-defined list of the most prominent astrophotography targets, and the Rosette nebula in Monoceros has been on this list since the…


Sh2-132 Lion nebula

Sh2-132 Lion nebula

Autumn is a perfect time for collecting astrophotographic data on emission nebulae, which spread across different places in the northern sky. One of…


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…