XVI Zatom astroparty - spring 2018

Weather forecasts were mixed for XVI astroparty in Zatom, but despite this we had two out of three nights full of stars. Zatom is located far away…


Deep sky colors

I have been asked several times if the colors presented at astroimages are natural, or they are just an effect of processing and author imagination.…


The hen's beak

Somewhere around 430 light years away in constellation of Cygnus there is an Albireo star. When you look at it with binoculars or larger instrument…


Edwin Coddington visits Great Bear

IC2574 dwarf galaxy is a member of M81 Group. It has been discovered in 1898 by Edwin Coddington so it is also known as Coddington Nebula. Total…


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…


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…


Wobbling Moon

One may think the Moon is faced towards us always the same side. Well, yes and no :) Actually the Moon oscillates a little during its orbital motion,…


Serious (black and white) astronomy - SN2014bv

Once I started to be interested in astronomy I believed deep sky tiny galaxies black and white pictures are 'seriuos' ones. I still believe this :)…


SDSS J131123.83+364140.4

I exposed some frames for another galactic field and as usual I inspected them a little trying to find some remote objects. This time besides a few…