From Sadr Till Tulip (IOTD)

My next holiday target was pretty classical - Cygnus constellation (Swan) narrowband widefield, that in the late summer rises high up to the zenith…


Barnards on sale

There are few hundreds items in the Barnard catalog of dark nebulae. And significant amount of it is placed between Aquila (Eagle) head and Scutum…


Veil loop

Veil nebula in Cygnus like many other sky gems has been discovered by William Herschel. He described its western part as "Extended; passes thro' 52…


Dark side of Coathanger

I planned to picture Collinder 399 (nickname Coathanger, or Brocchi's Cluster) for a pretty long time, but my "large" imaging setups had too small…


NGC7000 wide field rich field

A few nights ago clouds went out somewhere for some time, and despite of almost full Moon I decided to catch some light. I quickly placed wide field…


Supergiant star in Cygnus Heart

Nights in July are short, and long time deep sky exposures must be split into several days to achieve decent result with many-hours images. However…


Dark stuff in Cepheus

I already pictured Elephant Trunk nebula (IC1396) several times, but it was always "narrow" field images. And I always had kind of trouble how to…


Samyang with two cameras at Auriga

A few days after I collected wide field H alpha frames I pointed QHY163 color camera to the same target and then merged both color and hydrogen alpha…


Samyang 135 talks to QHY163

Last days I have been preparing my wide field astroimaging setup. There have been some changes in conception and eventually I decided to give up on…


Samyang 135 f/2 ED UMC for fast widefields

I have already read much good about Samyang 135 f/2 lens before I decided to purchase one. Its main purpose in my field will be wide-field…