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…


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…


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…