LBN vs LDN

One letter makes difference :) LBN stands for Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae, and LDN is Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae. Both have been…


V1331 Cygni

Today some geek stuff. Some time ago I framed a sky fragment that contains several small bright and dark galactic fuzzies. Later I found out in the…


Stars overflow

Palomar catalogue is a set of fifteen globular clusters discovered during POSS program. Few of them are pretty obscured with Milky Way dusts, and one…


Planetary newbie (PuWe 1)

Well, not newbie as "young", but rather "recently discovered". PuWe 1 (PNG 158.9 + 17.8) is a pretty large (about 20 arc minutes diameter) planetary…


IC349 Barnard's Nebula

IC349 - Barnard's nebula It is just a small nebula that lies about 0.06 light years from Merope star (bright one in the center). It is quite a…


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…


Too many stars in color

Time has come to colorize new refractor first light. I collected some exposures of M27 Dumbbell nebula with RGB filters, and here is the result: M27…


Too many stars

Last night I caught a few almost cloudless moments, and was able to collect first frames using TS130 refractor with 0.79x reducer. The proper…


Great Bear's fleece

I meant to picture IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) with Great Bear's galaxies, but eventually I pictured galaxies with traces of IFN :) Dark sky in…


Elephant in red

Elephant's Trunk nebula is a part of IC1396 complex that contains both open star cluster and surrounding nebulosity. All this goods can be found in…


Autumn is coming

And northern autumn constellations as well - Cygnus is the one quite well known. I already presented a few pictures positioned in this constellation,…


The Owl, The Far and The Ugly

Owl Nebula is approximately 8000 years old. The central star of the nebula has brightness about 14 magnitude and mass about 55% solar mass, but is…