Atik is here

DSLR has been eventually replaced with dedicated astro camera - Atik 383L+. This one is equipped with monochrome Kodak sensor KAF-8300 with 5.4um…


In the galaxy far far away

Last week was not so good in terms of weather, but over three nights I was able to collect some exposures for the picture above. Left part is…


21 million and over one billion light years away

Summer is coming. Days will be even longer and unfortunately nights will become shorter. June and July nights are so short, that you can easily say…


Whirlpool galaxy now and two centuries ago

M51 Whirpool galaxy Whirlpool Galaxy already has been presented in my blog (see Space interactions) but it was B&W image of luminance only…


Astrojolo Deep Field One

  Well, it is nothing one can compare to Hubble Deep Field, but I am gonna get better:) Coma Cluster is a galaxy cluster about 99 megaparsecs away…


Galaxies in coma

  There is modest constellation called Coma Berenices. It is somewhere above well known Leo  and Virgo constellations. Not so many stars visible in…


Celestial fast food

  Hopefully you can see why this sky item is called Hamburger Galaxy. It has not been noticed by Messier in his famous catalog of faint fuzzies.…


Whale plays hockey

Finally clouds went away (do not really care where) and I had a chance to make some night exposures. There are so many interesting object and so few…


Black Eyed Piece

Messier 64 galaxy is also known as Black Eye or Sleeping Beauty galaxy. Both these names corresponds to the spectacular dark band of absorbing dust…


Space interactions

  Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) was one of my birthday night targets. It it placed in Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs) constellation about 23 mln light years…


Faint chasing - update

  Yet another cloudy night, so I took yet another look into my NGC4565 picture and found out a bunch of faint stars near to the galaxy. These stars…


Mortal Combat - DSLR vs Atik

Just before weather break down I managed to gather some more photons that have been travelling about 8 milion years to be eventually captured in my…