Comet C/2012 K1 meets galaxy

Of course just apparently. Over the night of May 20th comet C/2012K1 PANSTARRS has been moving on the sky nearby NGC3726 galaxy. The galaxy is medium…


C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS

Do you think it means anything? :) Well yes, that is the way astronomers calls comets. First letter indicates if comet is periodic (P) or not (C).…


Moonwalk - lunation 12.1

In the center of the picture below there is Gassendi crater (111km). The crater has been inundated by lava during the formation of nearby Mare…


Moonwalk - lunation 7.1

Moon is almost in the middle on his way to be a Full Moon, so many interesting features come up from the shadow near the terminator line. Between…


Planetscapes

Three planets in a row. One night. Haze. Not so warm. Moderate seeing. Low planets altitude. Mars - low above horizon and quite far away so quite…


Birthday Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet of the Solar system - it is over 1300 times heavier than Earth and its surface area is over 120 times larger than our…


Morning comet triplet

There are always at least few comets visible in the sky. Usually there is one large enough comet to be visible in binoculars and others tha can bee…


Project Moon

Yeah, the last time I created the Moon mosaic it was so fun that I decided to make an actual project on making day-by-day Moon picture for every day…


Lunar astroshots

Lunar astrophotography has its own rules, different than deep sky astrophotography. In this case we have much light, and picturing technique is to…