The Ring – M57

Messier 57 is a planetary nebula with all the consequences. It was formed about 7,000 years ago, when a dying red giant star expelled its shell of ionized gas to form the nebula. And this star then be... Read More

Abell 61

Abell 61 is pretty faint and pretty ancient planetary nebula in Cygnus. It is located somewhere aroud 4,500 light years away and its age is estimated to 22,000 years. Central star apparent brightness ... Read More

Frosty Crab

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Two nights ago I pointed telescope one more time to M1 Crab nebula. Transparency was poor, but I was tempted with decent seeing. I was able to gather 150 minutes of light through hydrogen alpha filter... Read More

Heart of the Heart

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IC1805 Heart nebula in Cassiopeia is well known hydrogen cloud, very appreciated by astroimagers. This object is placed 6000 light years away. In its apparent center there is very young open star clus... Read More

Into the Orion Nebula

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M42 Orion Nebula is well known even for people who are not into the astronomy. M42 can be seen with naked eye, and it is probably the most often imaged deep sky object in the night sky, but also the m... Read More