NGC6823 open cluster and Sh2-86 emission nebula in Vulpecula

NGC6823 emission nebula in Vulpecula

The Universe is full of sophisticated and extraordinary shapes made with interstellar matter. Some of them are well known – Pillars of Creation in…


M1 Crab nebula expansion logo

Messier 1 Crab nebula expansion

Messier 1 nebula, also known as Crab, is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus. It corresponds to a bright supernova recorded by…


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…


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…


IC1795 Fish Head

This year January was a really cloudy time. That's why I was even more surprised by sudden clear night that occurred on January, 19th. Conditions…


NGC281 Pacman explored

I already captured this well known nebula over four years ago. This time I wanted to go a little bit deeper to interesting interior of NGC281 Pacman…


Narrowband colours

If you are an astroimaging amateur and capturing narrowband frames, you probably already needed to make a decision - how to compose all these…


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…


NGC1499 California

Dust in California NGC1499

NGC1499 California emission nebula is so (apparently) large, that it did not fit to any field of view of my "large" imaging setups. So I decided to…


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 Tadpoles of IC410

Among stars and interstellar matter in the Milky Way, in constellation of Auriga there is hydrogen cloud cataloged as IC410. Inside this there are…