Double youngsters

Double open cluster in Perseus is an object I like to get back. It is well known northern sky gem, visible with naked eye and in all sorts of…


Messier 35

Almost two years ago I made some wide field pictures, and caught in the same time Messier 35 open cluster. This time M35 and its tiny neighbour…


Rosette one more time

I pictured NGC2244 Rosette nebula almost three years ago. It was 6" newtonian then and CCD camera. A few days ago again it came to my field of view -…


Rosette emission

NGC2244 Rosette emission nebula is extreme, it is actually a complex that consists of hot, young stars (about 2500 of them are there), molecular…


Cepheus star nursery

NGC7822 is star-gas-dust cloud in Cepheus constellation. As you probably already know these are perfect conditions for star forming, and that is also…


Hydrogen Phantom Mask

This one is HII molecular hydrogen cloud in Perseus arm of our Galaxy. It's Sharpless number is Sh2-173, and can be found in Cassiopeia close to…


QHY163M fine tuning with haze

Yesterday out of nowhere some stars stroke me after cloudy day. But the joy was short-lived, soon humidity reached 99% and some haze came out.…


Minkowski double

In the frame below big blue blob is epsilon Cephei star. It is variable of type Delta Scuti, varies between 4.15 and 4.21mag with period of 59…


Owl

Nope, no M97 this time. Its NGC457 star open cluster in Cassiopeia. Plus NGC436 little sister. Both are relatively young clusters - first one is…


Caroline's Rose

This open cluster has been called after the Caroline Herschel. It is also known as The White Rose or Caroline's Haystack (according to…


Californietto

There is plenty of interesting areas between Cassiopeia and Cepheus. Frame pictured below can be found next to famous Bubble nebula. This area…


The Hole in the Cluster

There is some open star clusters in Cygnus.Joke!There is whole lot of open clusters in Cygnus! NGC6811 is one of them, pretty large, pretty old (1…