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…


Sun in Zatom

Last weekend (September 10-13) another star party in Zatom, Poland had happened. I was once again very happy to participate there, some pictures have…


Wobbling Moon

One may think the Moon is faced towards us always the same side. Well, yes and no :) Actually the Moon oscillates a little during its orbital motion,…


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…