Incandescent Crescent

Crescent Moon is an easy target for any stargazer. However not many know that we have another crescent in the sky. This one is well hidden in…


Floating in the hydrogen sea II

About a month ago I wrote a blog entry with NGC6914 nebula floating in the hydrogen see - Floating in the hydrogen sea . And I just wanted to make…


Floating in the hydrogen sea

As already mentioned in the previous entry Swan nebulaes strikes back most nebulas are emission or reflection. Large, red hydrogen clouds are the…


Swan nebulaes strikes back

Cygnus (The Swan) constellation is filled with hydrogen clouds that are ionized and radiate massively in red light (656nm that is hydrogen alpha…


Scorched astrojuly expositions

Literally. I got rid of my cooled camera Atik 314 (small chip size) and got regular Canon 450D that is not cooled, so its matrix gets hot during…


A far cry and hard by

At the border of Cepheus and Cygnus the Swan constellations there is a place where quite remote deep sky objects meets quite close one. A far cry…


Indian summer

Indian summer, so the summer welcomes autumn in the sky.  Probably the last sunny week before it will get cold, and autumn fogs will envelop my…


Autumn ionisations

 Milky Way is shining high in the sky during the autumn - depending of the time you can see Cygnus, Cassiopeia or Perseus constellations above your…


Autumn swansongs

 The Cygnus constellation shines during autumn high in the sky and inside its boundaries there are plenty of interesting objects - star clusters and…


Holiday hunting

August holidays in Różan let me made a few nice astrophoto sessions. Unfortunately only a few nights have been clear enough, and almost all of them…