IC4954 and Roslund 4

There are many places in the space where new stars are born. Reflection nebulae IC4954 (near center) and 4955 (lower left) is one of them. These…


Light polluted Iris

Celestial dark stuff requires dark sky to record them. Lesson learned. I was a little bit too optimistic about my suburban conditions when I placed…


Cave in the sky

Cepheus attacks again - this time with the Cave nebula (aka Sh2-155 or Caldwell 9). It is beautiful object in LRGB, but requires dark sky for this…


LBN vs LDN

One letter makes difference :) LBN stands for Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae, and LDN is Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae. Both have been…


IC349 Barnard's Nebula

IC349 - Barnard's nebula It is just a small nebula that lies about 0.06 light years from Merope star (bright one in the center). It is quite a…


Elusive Orion

Winter is slowly fading away (hopefully) and during this time Orion has been shining at the sky with its gems. Among the bright Orion's stars there…


Dust and blue

There is another piece of beautiful nebulosity in the Cepheus constellation - it is Iris nebula (NGC7023 or Caldwell 4). It is typical reflection…