Short course to Jupiter

On May, 16th with my astro amateur friend we spent a few hours on Jupiter observing from my backyard - it was kind of test with different optics. We…


Moon 2017 season opening

Last night sky was partially cloudy, however Moon has been smiling to me so nice, that I could not resist and set up little bit dusty SCT8" with…


Crazy Egeria

Last night I spent on (13) Egeria asteroid photometry. It is large and irregular object that rotates with period of 7.045 hours, so during winter…


As close as 353636km

Distance to the Moon varies between 356 and 406 thousands of kilometers (measured to Earth center). Last night I pictured our natural satellite one…


Imperfect Sun

AR12546 is the symbol of sunspot group (Active Region) that has been passing over sun disk since one week. It is pretty huge and can be spotted…


ASI290MM - hot stuff

It's been already over one week since ASI290MM camera arrived to me directly from Shangai. It is a new ASI product, very low noise, 2.13Mpx back…


Moonwalk May 14-15

First Moon lights of ASI290MM camera with SCT8" - getting used to the new gear and preparing for mosaic. Filters Baader R610nm and Baader IR pass…


AR2529 Heart Sunspot

 Last Sunday morning I was eventually able to picture this large group AR2529 again. Last time it was just appearing at the Sun edge: Zatom planetary…


Moonwalk - lunation 6.5

Almost two years ago there was similar moonwalk with lunation 7.1. Now a little bit earlier, similar objects, but different setup - 8 inches SCT with…


Zatom planetary

At 12th Star Party in Zatom I made a few first lights of 8" cat from Celestron. Tried to collimate it as good as possible, and here we are: New…


Last Jupiter

I mean - last before this year Zatom spring star party. I need to pack all my gears and spend few hours travelling, so I cannot afford to forget…


Just for fun

I recently purchased something that has won the astronomy amateurs hearts already a long time ago - 8 inches cat. The plan is to use this versatile…