Cassiopeia and Cepheus widefield

Cassiopeia and Cepheus

As you may already know Cassiopeia was a queen of Aethiopia and wife of king Cepheus. These mythological characters were put together also in the…


M8 and M20 nebulae close up

Lagoon and Trifid in hydrogen sea

We can find these two clouds of interstellar matter in probably the most prominent area of Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius. Under dark…


IC1396, Elephant Trunk and Garnet Star

This one is another holiday wide field capture. IC1396 Elephant Trunk nebula was the same kind of problem for me as California nebula - it never fit…


NGC1499 California

Dust in California NGC1499

NGC1499 California emission nebula is so (apparently) large, that it did not fit to any field of view of my "large" imaging setups. So I decided to…


21P Giacobini Zinner

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner has been discovered in 1900 by Michael Giacobini for the first time. Its another approach has been missed, and in 1913 it…


Barnards 8-13 at the border

This is not quite often imaged area of the sky. It lies at the border of Perseus and Camelopardalis (Giraffe) constellations. This place is mostly…


M31 and Mayall II

M31 galaxy in Andromeda is both very large and also close to us. It makes it a hard fit into field of view of medium and large scale setups. That's…


XV astroparty in Zatom

Milky Way at XV starparty in Zatom. Photo by pawelsky at forumastronomiczne.pl Autumn equinox happened for me during XV astroparty in Zatom.…


Cocoon and friends

First look at this frame will be definitely attracted to well known Cocoon nebula (IC5146) that is both emission HII region but also reflective…


Black Lizard Nebula

Black Lizard is a nickname for Barnard 138 dark nebula in the star rich area in constellation Aquila (Eagle). Actually this is not very well defined…


From Sadr Till Tulip (IOTD)

My next holiday target was pretty classical - Cygnus constellation (Swan) narrowband widefield, that in the late summer rises high up to the zenith…


Barnards on sale

There are few hundreds items in the Barnard catalog of dark nebulae. And significant amount of it is placed between Aquila (Eagle) head and Scutum…