Messier 63 spiral galaxy crop

Messier 63 Sunflower galaxy

Messier 63 Sunflower galaxy is somehow iconic object. Once you saw it, you probably will not forget it. It is a spiral galaxy with no central bar…


Messier 98 crop

Messier 98

Messier 98 is nice, almost edge-on (74 degrees inclination) galaxy located about 44 million light years away. It is a member of Virgo Cluster, but…


Messier 85 and NGC4394

Messier 85 (NGC4382) is a quite bright and easy target both for visual and photographic observations. It can be spotted with binoculars, and is an…


NGC5033 spiral galaxy

NGC5033 is not in the primary or even secondary list of astrophotography targets. This spiral galaxy lies about 40 million light years away and can…


NGC3718 and Hickson 56 in Ursa Major

This object was on my astroimaging target list since I remember. I am perfectly aware that imaging galaxies under suburban sky is pretty demanding…


Big Dipper cluster - Collinder 285 spectra

Collinder 285 - cluster core stars (image by Niclas Lundin on Unsplash) Big Dipper is a large asterism - a part of Ursa Major constellation.…


Plaiedes - annotated image

Pleiades spectra

During last observing session I pointed telescope with attached spectroscope to well known Pleiades open cluster. It is also called "Seven Sisters"…


Double star measurements

Double stars observations

I already made a two entries about observing and measuring double stars (here and here). Over last one year and half I had a few sessions with this…


Arp 319 Stephan's Quintet

Stephan's Quintet

There are many galaxies in the Universe, and sometimes two of them will come close enough to start interact between them. But it may be more than…


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…


M57 - The Ring AD2019

If you are interested in more details about Messier 57 The Ring nebula, you can look for some earlier entries about it. It is one of the objects I…


M82 Cigar Galaxy

I already imaged M82 together with M81, and also recorded SN2014J supernova in this galaxy, but Messier 82 (also known as Cigar Galaxy) itself has…