Short course to Jupiter

On May, 16th with my astro amateur friend we spent a few hours on Jupiter observing from my backyard - it was kind of test with different optics. We…


Moon 2017 season opening

Last night sky was partially cloudy, however Moon has been smiling to me so nice, that I could not resist and set up little bit dusty SCT8" with…


QHY163M first light, first impressions

Camera and wheel unpacking A few days ago I have received one of the first QHY163M cameras for test and review. This is the…


Imperfect Sun

AR12546 is the symbol of sunspot group (Active Region) that has been passing over sun disk since one week. It is pretty huge and can be spotted…


Moonwalk May 14-15

First Moon lights of ASI290MM camera with SCT8" - getting used to the new gear and preparing for mosaic. Filters Baader R610nm and Baader IR pass…


AR2529 Heart Sunspot

 Last Sunday morning I was eventually able to picture this large group AR2529 again. Last time it was just appearing at the Sun edge: Zatom planetary…


Moonwalk - lunation 6.5

Almost two years ago there was similar moonwalk with lunation 7.1. Now a little bit earlier, similar objects, but different setup - 8 inches SCT with…


Zatom planetary

At 12th Star Party in Zatom I made a few first lights of 8" cat from Celestron. Tried to collimate it as good as possible, and here we are: New…


Last Jupiter

I mean - last before this year Zatom spring star party. I need to pack all my gears and spend few hours travelling, so I cannot afford to forget…


Just for fun

I recently purchased something that has won the astronomy amateurs hearts already a long time ago - 8 inches cat. The plan is to use this versatile…