Forsaken clusters

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Do you know any object in Canis Minor (Little Dog) constellation? Procyon star, of course! And deeps sky object? Hmm, not really… unless you mean NGC2394. This is small bunch of stars, probably ... Read More

Winter open clusters

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NGC1662 is an open cluster in Orion. It has been discovered by William Herschel in 1784. Lies about 1400 light years from Earth, and with apparent magnitude 6.4mag and apparent diameter about 15 arc m... Read More

Frosty Crab

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Two nights ago I pointed telescope one more time to M1 Crab nebula. Transparency was poor, but I was tempted with decent seeing. I was able to gather 150 minutes of light through hydrogen alpha filter... Read More

Heart of the Heart

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IC1805 Heart nebula in Cassiopeia is well known hydrogen cloud, very appreciated by astroimagers. This object is placed 6000 light years away. In its apparent center there is very young open star clus... Read More

(367) Amicitia

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Amicitia is typical main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun during 3 years and 112 days in average distance of 2.22 astronomical units (about 340 mln km). It was discovered in 1893 and its apparent magn... Read More