Lesser-known space around NGC6791

There is whole lot of famous astroimaging targets in the Milky Way around Cygnus. NGC6791 open cluster is not one them. It is rarely imaged and…


Messier 46 and two bubbles

Messier 46 is an open cluster in Puppis constellation. It is pretty low above horizon at my location, so I needed to wait for convenient moment to…


Stars among stars

Short summer nights plus half full Moon are not a good candidates for deep sky imaging. Spring galaxies requires much exposure time, and narrowband…


Messier 48

Messier 48 in Hydra

Imaging targets below celestial equator is kind-of problem at my backyard. Down to declination -10 it is fairly easy, but below -10 I have many…


Double youngsters

Double open cluster in Perseus is an object I like to get back. It is well known northern sky gem, visible with naked eye and in all sorts of…


Tadpoles in IC410

Tadpoles are twisted trails of interstellar matter in the IC410 hydrogen cloud. In the same moment these are must have in every astrophotographer…


Messier 35

Almost two years ago I made some wide field pictures, and caught in the same time Messier 35 open cluster. This time M35 and its tiny neighbour…


Rosette one more time

I pictured NGC2244 Rosette nebula almost three years ago. It was 6" newtonian then and CCD camera. A few days ago again it came to my field of view -…


Cepheus star nursery

NGC7822 is star-gas-dust cloud in Cepheus constellation. As you probably already know these are perfect conditions for star forming, and that is also…


QHY163M fine tuning with haze

Yesterday out of nowhere some stars stroke me after cloudy day. But the joy was short-lived, soon humidity reached 99% and some haze came out.…


Enchanting hydrogen

Today's gem nickname is Wizard, due to its shape that resembles medieval magician. The official Wizard nebula symbol is Sh2-142 at Sharpless…


Owl

Nope, no M97 this time. Its NGC457 star open cluster in Cassiopeia. Plus NGC436 little sister. Both are relatively young clusters - first one is…