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…


Into the Orion Nebula

M42 Orion Nebula is well known even for people who are not into the astronomy. M42 can be seen with naked eye, and it is probably the most often…


Bubble and elusive KjPn 8

Few days ago I put here an entry with NGC7635 Bubble nebula in hydrogen alpha band. Later on I collected some data with RGB filters (3x40 minutes)…


Into the Bubble

This one is hyper classic object - NGC7635 Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia together with M52 open cluster. This extraordinary HII molecular cloud is…


Crescent and Soap Bubble

At the end of August I collected some more light to extreme classic - NGC6888 Crescent nebula in Cygnus. It is emission nebula placed about 5000…


Veil loop

Veil nebula in Cygnus like many other sky gems has been discovered by William Herschel. He described its western part as "Extended; passes thro' 52…


Samyang with two cameras at Auriga

A few days after I collected wide field H alpha frames I pointed QHY163 color camera to the same target and then merged both color and hydrogen alpha…


Samyang 135 talks to QHY163

Last days I have been preparing my wide field astroimaging setup. There have been some changes in conception and eventually I decided to give up on…


Flaming Star

IC405 Flaming Star is beautiful emission-reflection nebula in constellation of Auriga. It is placed in rich area od Milky Way about 1500 light years…