Vulpecula and Albireo area annotated

Dark nebulae in Vulpecula

The southern part of the Cygnus constellation is not as well known and not as often imaged as its northern area. But this is a place, where famous…


Molecular clouds in Perseus

Perseus molecular cloud

Perseus molecular cloud is something that may look not attractive at the first glance. It does not contain any well-known targets, at least not 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…


Barnards 8-13 at the border

This is not quite often imaged area of the sky. It lies at the border of Perseus and Camelopardalis (Giraffe) constellations. This place is mostly…


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…


Black Lizard Nebula

Black Lizard is a nickname for Barnard 138 dark nebula in the star rich area in constellation Aquila (Eagle). Actually this is not very well defined…


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…


LDN807 dark complex

Beverly Turner Lynds was an american astronomer, who about 50 years ago created two catalogs - LBN and LDN - Lynds Bright and Dark Nebulae catalog.…


Barnards on sale

There are few hundreds items in the Barnard catalog of dark nebulae. And significant amount of it is placed between Aquila (Eagle) head and Scutum…


Dark side of Coathanger

I planned to picture Collinder 399 (nickname Coathanger, or Brocchi's Cluster) for a pretty long time, but my "large" imaging setups had too small…


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…


Barnard 145

Last year in late summer I started to image dark nebula from Barnard catalogue. And I felt in love with them quickly. Emission nebulae shapes are…