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…


Dumbbell M27 - deeper look (IOTD)

M27 Dumbbell (aka Apple Core Nebula) was the first planetary nebula to be discovered (in 1764 by Charles Messier). From his notes he reports: I…


Too many stars in color

Time has come to colorize new refractor first light. I collected some exposures of M27 Dumbbell nebula with RGB filters, and here is the result: M27…


Too many stars

Last night I caught a few almost cloudless moments, and was able to collect first frames using TS130 refractor with 0.79x reducer. The proper…


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…


Unfortunate Dumbbell

Eventually clouds have vanished and despite of extremely short, summer nights I decided to put out the astro gears and shot Dumbbell. During this…