Menkalinan beta Aurigae spectrum enlarged

Menkalinan - spectroscopic binary star

Menkalinan (beta Aurigae) is a spectroscopic eclipsing binary star system. The two components appear as single star to the visual observations, but…


The Tadpoles of IC410

Among stars and interstellar matter in the Milky Way, in constellation of Auriga there is hydrogen cloud cataloged as IC410. Inside this there are…


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…


Flaming Star

IC405 Flaming Star is beautiful emission-reflection nebula in constellation of Auriga. It is placed in rich area od Milky Way about 1500 light years…


Tadpoles in IC410

Tadpoles are twisted trails of interstellar matter in the IC410 hydrogen cloud. In the same moment these are must have in every astrophotographer…


December molecular trophies

Over December I collected some significant amount of photons - mainly narrowband ones. Now I need to process them somehow to create pretty pictures,…


Auriga blobs

A few days ago forecast was very kind - starting from midnight there will be clear sky - it said. Well, not this time. Clouds slowly broke up around…


Kite in the sky

NGC1664 Kite is a star open cluster you can find in Auriga constellation. This one is about 3700 light years away and apparently it is visible in the…


Open cluster trio (astrosclerosis)

I was a little bit busy during the night of December, 30th and I have been looking for quick 2-3h frame. The M38 cluster in Auriga and its…


Young and old clusters. And carbon star.

Messier 38 - that is the name of open star cluster in the Auriga constellation. Together with nearby M36 and M37 they are grouped at a distance…