Saint Valentine's Rosette - update

NGC2244 is formal code of the star open cluster placed about 5000 light years away in the constellation Monoceros (Unicorn). The stars in this…


Elusive Orion

Winter is slowly fading away (hopefully) and during this time Orion has been shining at the sky with its gems. Among the bright Orion's stars there…


Hydrogen Horse Head

Orion is one of well known gems of the winter sky (in northern hemisphere). Great Orion Nebula is probably the most popular object there, but also…


Quick Orion test

Just to present quick five minutes test picture of Orion Nebula M42. It is one of the brightest nebulae in the sky and is placed about 1340 light…


Bubble hydrogen attack

Not so long time ago I shot Bubble Nebula with modded Canon 450D. Total exposure was 6.5h and I was pretty happy with the outcome. But the time has…


Autumn tulips

Sharpless Sh2-101 or Cygnus Star Cloud are the alternative names for the nebula presented here today. Although it is much better known under the name…


Bloody sky

Not so long time ago I presented Crescent Nebula in hydrogen alpha emission line. The picture was black and white, but in fact the color that…


NGC7822 star nursery

There are many hidden astrophoto treasures in the constellation of Cepheus (although not so many for visual observations). One of them is nebulosity…


Floating in the hydrogen sea II

About a month ago I wrote a blog entry with NGC6914 nebula floating in the hydrogen see - Floating in the hydrogen sea . And I just wanted to make…


Eleven hours with Little Fox

Vulpecula is latin name for Little Fox constellation. It is little and contains no bright stars. It is placed nearby Swan constellation in the pretty…


Bubble friends

In the border of Cepheus and Cassiopeia constellations some interesting objects can be found. The most famous is probably Bubble Nebula (NGC7635 aka…