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.…


XIV Zatom astroparty

Milky Way above Zatom fields. Credits: pawelsky at forumastronomiczne.pl This spring has welcomed polish astro amateurs in XIV astroparty in…


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…


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…


Sun in Zatom

Last weekend (September 10-13) another star party in Zatom, Poland had happened. I was once again very happy to participate there, some pictures have…