NGC3718 and Hickson 56 in Ursa Major

This object was on my astroimaging target list since I remember. I am perfectly aware that imaging galaxies under suburban sky is pretty demanding…


Big Dipper cluster - Collinder 285 spectra

Collinder 285 - cluster core stars (image by Niclas Lundin on Unsplash) Big Dipper is a large asterism - a part of Ursa Major constellation.…


M82 Cigar Galaxy

I already imaged M82 together with M81, and also recorded SN2014J supernova in this galaxy, but Messier 82 (also known as Cigar Galaxy) itself has…


Distant clusters around M82

M82 Cigar Galaxy is well object known to astronomy amateurs. If you are visual observer, then you most probably have already seen it. If you are…


Great Bear orbs

This is well known galaxy pair in Great Bear constellation - M82 Cigar Galaxy and M81 Bode's Galaxy. Both placed about 12 million light years away…


Great Bear's fleece

I meant to picture IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) with Great Bear's galaxies, but eventually I pictured galaxies with traces of IFN :) Dark sky in…


The Owl, The Far and The Ugly

Owl Nebula is approximately 8000 years old. The central star of the nebula has brightness about 14 magnitude and mass about 55% solar mass, but is…


Great Bear fuzzies

Great Bear constellation is well known undeer the northern hemisphere. This large constellation lies far away from the Milky Way plane, so there…


Bode's Galaxy for coma test

There is a great supernova exploding in the M82 galaxy, but very close to M82 there is M81 Bode's Galaxy. Last night when I shot supernova SN2014J I…


SN2014J Supernova in M82 Cigar galaxy

Supernova is a stellar explosion that is extremely luminous and cause burst of radiation that often is more energetic that entire galaxy. It then…