Apollo 11 landing site and Luna 15 crash site

50 years ago astronauts of mission Apollo 11 have been traveling to the Moon. They were somewhere in the middle of this outstanding journey, and…


Processing color Moon images

The Moon is very tempting and graceful imaging target. It is enough to have some longer focal length instrument without any tracking abilities to…


April 2018 Moonscapes

Last few days here in Poland were quite impressive for astronomy amateurs. Weather was good and stable in large area, and also Moon was moving from…


March 2018 Moonscapes

Over last two nights Moon was near to first quarter and was shining high in the night sky. I spent some very nice time at eyepiece on observations.…


Jupiter's moons and Moon

On frosty morning of February, 6th I have been waiting for Moon and Jupiter to climb higher in the sky. Around 6 am Moon has already been quite…


Five days left to Super/Blue/Full Moon

On Wednesday, January 31st there will be rare Moon event. It will be Full Moon. And it will also be third Supermoon in the row - it means it is Full…


Supermoon

In December 2017 and January 2017 there will be three supermoons :)  And supermoon is a full Moon that approximately conicides with the closest…


Meade ACF first light

After about a week from a moment my new Meade ACF tube was installed on the pier I had a chance for first light. I was not completely prepared for…


May in the Moon

It's getting close to summer solstice. Nights are shorter and shorter, and there is also growing Moon in the sky - not a good time for deep sky…


XIV Zatom astroparty

Milky Way above Zatom fields. Credits: pawelsky at forumastronomiczne.pl This spring has welcomed polish astro amateurs in XIV astroparty in…


Moon 2017 season opening

Last night sky was partially cloudy, however Moon has been smiling to me so nice, that I could not resist and set up little bit dusty SCT8" with…


As close as 353636km

Distance to the Moon varies between 356 and 406 thousands of kilometers (measured to Earth center). Last night I pictured our natural satellite one…