Gamma Cygni wide field

Star Adventurer at Zatom starparty

The weather at XX star party in Zatom was generally good however, some amount of high clouds was present all the time. But it did not prevent me from…


Cassiopeia and Cepheus widefield

Cassiopeia and Cepheus

As you may already know Cassiopeia was a queen of Aethiopia and wife of king Cepheus. These mythological characters were put together also in the…


IC1396, Elephant Trunk and Garnet Star

This one is another holiday wide field capture. IC1396 Elephant Trunk nebula was the same kind of problem for me as California nebula - it never fit…


Light polluted Iris

Celestial dark stuff requires dark sky to record them. Lesson learned. I was a little bit too optimistic about my suburban conditions when I placed…


Bunch of Barnards in Cepheus

These are photons collected over one August night, when the conditions at my suburban location was fair enough for me to decide for classic LRGB…


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…


Barnard 150

Barnard 150 - Dark SeaHorse

Barnard 150 Dark SeaHorse is kind of lost nebula - I collected photons to this frame in September, 2016, then processed them, and forgot to blog it…


High clouds Barnard 174

This is Barnard 174 (lower right) and Barnard 173 (top and little right from the center) dark nebulae. Small dark blob in the upper right corner next…


Cepheus star nursery

NGC7822 is star-gas-dust cloud in Cepheus constellation. As you probably already know these are perfect conditions for star forming, and that is also…


Minkowski double

In the frame below big blue blob is epsilon Cephei star. It is variable of type Delta Scuti, varies between 4.15 and 4.21mag with period of 59…


Cave in the sky

Cepheus attacks again - this time with the Cave nebula (aka Sh2-155 or Caldwell 9). It is beautiful object in LRGB, but requires dark sky for this…


Enchanting hydrogen

Today's gem nickname is Wizard, due to its shape that resembles medieval magician. The official Wizard nebula symbol is Sh2-142 at Sharpless…