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 (…


Barnard 150

Barnard 150 - Dark SeaHorse

Barnard 150 Dark SeaHorse is kind of lost nebula - I collected photons to this frame in September, 2016, then processed them, and forgot to blog it…


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…


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 -…


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…


Auriga blobs

A few days ago forecast was very kind - starting from midnight there will be clear sky - it said. Well, not this time. Clouds slowly broke up around…


Cepheus star nursery

NGC7822 is star-gas-dust cloud in Cepheus constellation. As you probably already know these are perfect conditions for star forming, and that is also…


Hydrogen Phantom Mask

This one is HII molecular hydrogen cloud in Perseus arm of our Galaxy. It's Sharpless number is Sh2-173, and can be found in Cassiopeia close to…