WeBo1 and Mel15

Do you remember december molecular trophies? There were hydrogen alpha only band of Melotte 15 open cluster in the middle of the Heart nebula…


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,…


Hydrogen Phantom Mask

This one is HII molecular hydrogen cloud in Perseus arm of our Galaxy. It's Sharpless number is Sh2-173, and can be found in Cassiopeia close to…


QHY163M fine tuning with haze

Yesterday out of nowhere some stars stroke me after cloudy day. But the joy was short-lived, soon humidity reached 99% and some haze came out.…


Owl

Nope, no M97 this time. Its NGC457 star open cluster in Cassiopeia. Plus NGC436 little sister. Both are relatively young clusters - first one is…


Caroline's Rose

This open cluster has been called after the Caroline Herschel. It is also known as The White Rose or Caroline's Haystack (according to…


Californietto

There is plenty of interesting areas between Cassiopeia and Cepheus. Frame pictured below can be found next to famous Bubble nebula. This area…


Hydrogen Soul

IC1848 Soul nebula in HaRGB First approach Deep Inside Soul Then whole B/W frame Many Shades of Soul Now IC1848 Soul nebula in HaRGB…


Many shades of Soul

There always happens a lot in the Milky Way areas of our sky. For example Soul and Ghost nebulae can be found in the constellation of Cassiopeia.…


Deep inside the Soul

IC1848 Soul Nebula is quite extended object and there is no way for my setup to cover it all at once. But even in narrow field images there is plenty…


Pacman detected

In the constellation of queen Cassiopeia among Milky Way stars there is one of many H II regions called Pacman Nebula for its resemblance of the…


Bubble hydrogen attack

Not so long time ago I shot Bubble Nebula with modded Canon 450D. Total exposure was 6.5h and I was pretty happy with the outcome. But the time has…