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…


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…


M8 and M20 nebulae close up

Lagoon and Trifid in hydrogen sea

We can find these two clouds of interstellar matter in probably the most prominent area of Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius. Under dark…


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…


Abell 82 planetary unknown

Abell 82 is at the very end of the list of popular astroimaging targets. This planetary nebula has apparent size similar to size of well known M57…


High resolution image of M16 Eagle nebula center

Pillars in M16 Eagle Nebula

It is maybe worth to mention at the beginning, that M16 Eagle nebula was discovered neither by Messier nor by Herschel (as usual :) ), but by…


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…


Abell 61

Abell 61

Abell 61 is pretty faint and pretty ancient planetary nebula in Cygnus. It is located somewhere around 4,500 light years away and its age is…


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…


Frosty Crab

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…


Heart of the Heart

IC1805 Heart nebula in Cassiopeia is well known hydrogen cloud, very appreciated by astroimagers. This object is placed 6000 light years away. In…