Messier 48 lost-and-found

Messier 48 is a star open cluster in the constellation of Hydra. It spans over almost one degree in the sky and contains about 80 stars placed about…


Kite in the sky

NGC1664 Kite is a star open cluster you can find in Auriga constellation. This one is about 3700 light years away and apparently it is visible in the…


Untamed Seven Sisters

Bad weather drives me crazy. In December last year I collected RGB frames for M45 Pleiades open cluster. I already had luminance only, but conditions…


Open cluster trio (astrosclerosis)

I was a little bit busy during the night of December, 30th and I have been looking for quick 2-3h frame. The M38 cluster in Auriga and its…


M29 - so obscured

Messier 29 is yet another open star cluster in the Cyngus constellation. Its stars belongs to the Cygnus OB1 association. Five brighters stars of…


Planetary mite

After a few days spent on post processing Pelican nebula ( Pelican can wait ) I decided to rest a little and collect some human readable color…


Wide fields

As I mentioned in New telescope first light my new scope has piggybacked camera lens, so I can try to picture some wide field starfields…


Young and old clusters. And carbon star.

Messier 38 - that is the name of open star cluster in the Auriga constellation. Together with nearby M36 and M37 they are grouped at a distance…


Rosette stars - blue is hot

Not so long time ago Saint Valentine's Rosette appeared in my blog. A few days later I pictured a little bit of RGB light to this frame, so it is now…


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…


Retro Seven Sisters

The Pleiades or Seven Sisters is an open star cluster located in constellation Taurus. Contains middle aged (about 100 million years old), hot, blue…


Mirror figure tested by Perseus

At the end of last year I sent my telescope mirors to cover with fresh reflective layer of aluminium and also to improve its shape. So called 'mirror…