V1331 Cygni

Today some geek stuff. Some time ago I framed a sky fragment that contains several small bright and dark galactic fuzzies. Later I found out in the…


Hunt for TrES-3b exoplanet transit

Nights in June are very short in central Europe - not even three hours. Fortunately the TrES3-b exoplanet minimum lasts only about hour and on the…


Whale plays hockey again...

It's already been three years when I pictured the same galaxies with Atik314 camera Whale plays hockey . Now a little larger sensor, a little bit…


Billions and billions

There is great amount of galaxies in the Canes Venatici constellation, but NGC4395 spiral galaxy is for example rare catch. Probably due to its low…


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…


Supernova SN2014bc in M106 galaxy

Today no bells and whistles, but hardly identified supernova in quite popular galaxy M106. The galaxy itself has been pictured by me some time ago (…


Remote worlds in the Markarian's Chain background

Here we have: Markarian's Chain of galaxies. Starting from top left we have two small galaxies NGC4458 and 4461, then Eyes Galaxies NGC4438-4435, and…


Spring is coming

And when there is a spring there is a time fo galaxy hunting. Messier 96 (left) is spiral galaxy placed about 38 million light years away. It…


SN2014J Supernova in M82 Cigar galaxy

Supernova is a stellar explosion that is extremely luminous and cause burst of radiation that often is more energetic that entire galaxy. It then…


Coin throw contest part I - galaxies

One may wonder how large are the objects presented in the blog. Actually they are huge - hard to imagine their actual size, but many people are also…