Molecular clouds in Perseus

Perseus molecular cloud

Perseus molecular cloud is something that may look not attractive at the first glance. It does not contain any well-known targets, at least not the…


Orion Belt

Orion Belt with or without stars

Southern hemisphere people are definitely more privileged when you consider large and bright nebulae. All the Milky Way between Gemini to the south…


Pleiades and Mars

Mars and Pleiades in the one field of view

Last year we had a Mars opposition event. Many amazing images of Mars were captured over the last year, by both amateurs and also professionals…


Gamma Cygni wide field

Star Adventurer at Zatom starparty

The weather at XX star party in Zatom was generally good however, some amount of high clouds was present all the time. But it did not prevent me from…


Canon 550D with Smart EQ

Canon 550D astrophotography - first light

Back to the basics – it has been already eight years since I shoot astroimages with modified Canon cameras: Canon 20D and sometime later Canon…


Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

C/2020 F3 NEOWISE in the city lights This comet is somehow unexpected guest. It was discovered by a team using the NEOWISE space telescope…


Cassiopeia and Cepheus widefield

Cassiopeia and Cepheus

As you may already know Cassiopeia was a queen of Aethiopia and wife of king Cepheus. These mythological characters were put together also in the…


IC1396, Elephant Trunk and Garnet Star

This one is another holiday wide field capture. IC1396 Elephant Trunk nebula was the same kind of problem for me as California nebula - it never fit…


NGC1499 California

Dust in California NGC1499

NGC1499 California emission nebula is so (apparently) large, that it did not fit to any field of view of my "large" imaging setups. So I decided to…


21P Giacobini Zinner

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner has been discovered in 1900 by Michael Giacobini for the first time. Its another approach has been missed, and in 1913 it…


Barnards 8-13 at the border

This is not quite often imaged area of the sky. It lies at the border of Perseus and Camelopardalis (Giraffe) constellations. This place is mostly…


Cocoon and friends

First look at this frame will be definitely attracted to well known Cocoon nebula (IC5146) that is both emission HII region but also reflective…