Canon 550D with Smart EQ

Canon 550D astrophotography - first light

Back to the basics – it has been already eight years since I shoot astroimages with modified Canon cameras: Canon 20D and sometime later Canon…


Cygnus Wall fragment HORGB

Cygnus Wall and Lagoon in color

Not so long time ago two entries preseting monochromatic hydrogen alpha images appeared at my blog. These were Cygnus Wall in NGC7000 and Lagoon and…


Cygnus Wall hydrogen alpha

Cygnus Wall in NGC7000

NGC7000 is a well known emission nebula in Cygnus, close to prominent Deneb star. Whole NGC7000 North America is large cloud of interstellar matter…


NGC7086 open cluster

NGC7086 open cluster in Cygnus

Despite the fact, that NGC7086 is an open cluster in frequently visited and popular part in the sky, it is not often imaged. NGC7086 lies about…


Abell 61

Abell 61

Abell 61 is pretty faint and pretty ancient planetary nebula in Cygnus. It is located somewhere around 4,500 light years away and its age is…


Dark clouds in IC1318

IC1318 - looking forward to autumn

White nights is almost here. Currently there is less than two hours of complete darkness, and it will be worse. At my northern latitude I need to…


The Fox Head

NGC6819 Fox Head is a remote star open cluster in Cygnus constellation, nearby Lyra. This one is about 7200 light years away and contains not so…


Cocoon and friends

First look at this frame will be definitely attracted to well known Cocoon nebula (IC5146) that is both emission HII region but also reflective…


Crescent and Soap Bubble

At the end of August I collected some more light to extreme classic - NGC6888 Crescent nebula in Cygnus. It is emission nebula placed about 5000…


From Sadr Till Tulip (IOTD)

My next holiday target was pretty classical - Cygnus constellation (Swan) narrowband widefield, that in the late summer rises high up to the zenith…


Veil loop

Veil nebula in Cygnus like many other sky gems has been discovered by William Herschel. He described its western part as "Extended; passes thro' 52…


Barnards more and less obscured

Barnard 352 (larger) and 353 (smaller and less dense) are two dust clouds in the Cygnus constellation. Framed region is at the northern part of well…