The Fox Head

NGC6819 Fox Head is a remote star open cluster in Cygnus constellation, nearby Lyra. This one is about 7200 light years away and contains not so…


Monkey Head

NGC2175 Monkey Head nebula is in the boundary of Orion constellation - but very close to Gemini, under they feet I would say :) In absolute terms…


WeBo1 and Mel15

Do you remember december molecular trophies? There were hydrogen alpha only band of Melotte 15 open cluster in the middle of the Heart nebula…


V0799 Aur photometry

Last night again I pointed telescope to a variable star for 120 minutes. This time it was V0799 Aur variable (…


Crazy Egeria

Last night I spent on (13) Egeria asteroid photometry. It is large and irregular object that rotates with period of 7.045 hours, so during winter…


December molecular trophies

Over December I collected some significant amount of photons - mainly narrowband ones. Now I need to process them somehow to create pretty pictures,…


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…


Perseus in California

Well, actually it is vice versa - California nebula in Perseus constellation. It is large emission nebula, it spans almost 2.5 degree long over the…


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…


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 -…


Rosette emission

NGC2244 Rosette emission nebula is extreme, it is actually a complex that consists of hot, young stars (about 2500 of them are there), molecular…


High clouds Barnard 174

This is Barnard 174 (lower right) and Barnard 173 (top and little right from the center) dark nebulae. Small dark blob in the upper right corner next…