Crab in the mist - update

Two days ago day after wet day it came pretty clean evening. However it quickly changed to ubiquitous myst. That plus crescent Moon made very poor…


Minkowski double

In the frame below big blue blob is epsilon Cephei star. It is variable of type Delta Scuti, varies between 4.15 and 4.21mag with period of 59…


Planetary newbie (PuWe 1)

Well, not newbie as "young", but rather "recently discovered". PuWe 1 (PNG 158.9 + 17.8) is a pretty large (about 20 arc minutes diameter) planetary…


Medusa in stars

Abell 21 - that's how Medusa Nebula is named in the planetary nebulae catalog created by George O. Abell. It is quite old nebula, already pretty…


Planetary mite

After a few days spent on post processing Pelican nebula ( Pelican can wait ) I decided to rest a little and collect some human readable color…


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…


Autumn is coming

And northern autumn constellations as well - Cygnus is the one quite well known. I already presented a few pictures positioned in this constellation,…


The Owl, The Far and The Ugly

Owl Nebula is approximately 8000 years old. The central star of the nebula has brightness about 14 magnitude and mass about 55% solar mass, but is…


Heavy Ring

The nights eventually become longer, although there is some decent amount of fog and mosquitos in the air. After the tiring week I chose famous M57…