Moon and Mars optically visible very close to each other in the evening sky.
Two photos of Moon right after the Sunset with mirrorless digital camera.
I am proud that I was invited to a grand opening of the largest 3D planetarium in Central Europe.
The distance between Mars and Earth is growing now, but Mars can still be visible as a nice bright object on the night sky.
Photo of Moon on late evening of September 18, 2018.
In positional astronomy, two astronomical objects are said to be in opposition when they are on opposite sides of the celestial sphere, as observed from the Earth. A planet is said to be “in opposition” when it is in opposition to the Sun.
This is the second image taken during my observation on Monday this week. It is a photo of galaxy NGC 253. The image is a result of processed stack layers and of the dark calibration in FITS.
The first image of my observation of M51 Whirlpool Galaxy on Monday (July 09, 2018) this week with one of the robotic telescopes. The image is result of processed stack layers and of the dark calibration in FITS.
My friend David shared an interesting tip for observation. We can say that it is is a small observation challenge – Mercury will be optically visible near to the waxing crescent Moon.
Result of the processed raw image of the Lagoon Nebula – exported in the red shift of the spectrum.
Sitting on the balcony together with Ringo, watching the night sky.
Planet Mars on one photo together with the star Deneb Algedi.
I would like to share with you one photo of planet Venus which I took right after the Sunset. With my mobile phone.
Photo of planet Venus just right after the sunset. Date: March 22, 2018.
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Let me share with you my experience with the telescope Celestron Powerseeker 80 EQ.
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After some time I have been finally able to take a photo of M42, the Great Nebula in Orion.
Have you ever thought how to become an observer of the Moon in the conditions of the new millennium? Or better said, of the 21st century?
For the last couple of weeks I have been finalizing my new book and finally the publishing date has come. The name of the book is “Moon Atlas for Visual Observer” and it is dedicated to all people interested in visual observation of the Moon.
Photos of two locations on the surface of Moon – Grimaldi and Mare Humorum.
Photo of Moon – location of terminator on August 31, 2017.
Photo of Eagle Nebula (M16). Post processed.
A photo of the Sun with one sunspot.
Photo of Crab Nebula (M1), processed from three photos taken via basic filters (red, blue, green).
Post-processed photo of Jupiter and Galilean moons on 31 July 2017.
Photo of planet Saturn taken on July 31st, 2017.
I would like to share with you some of the photos of Whirlpool Galaxy. I had to process the raw FITS image, but it did not have enough pixels. So I made my best.
Photo of Milky Way, post-processed in graphic editor (color balance).
Sun with small sunspots. Photo taken yesterday 26 July 2017.
Tonight I have taken a photo of of the star Sigma Leonis. This star is beyond the visibility of naked eye, because its magnitude is 10.25.
Last Saturday’s night I have randomly set the camera to take a long exposition targeted at Aquarius constellation on the night sky.
I have set one of the telescopes of Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics to take a single shoot of Moon. The settings I have used are following:
Moon and Jupiter in a close conjunction on July 1, 2017 (Saturday).
Tonight’s thunderstorm has gone and the evening sky has gotten finally clear once again.
After a long time I am finally back to my blog. Quite busy last couple of weeks did not allow me to post anything new, however I have taken some nice astro-photos.
Some “retro” style photo of Jupiter and the surrounding stars. And the meteor catched on the second picture.
Probably you have noticed that this month is Jupiter quite bright in the night sky. It is because this planet is these days at its opposition. Where to look to see Jupiter?
Jupiter and moons – timeline in March 2017. Maybe you remember how Galileo Galilei discovered the moons of Jupiter in 1609.
Lets’ hope that the Sun will rise tomorrow again 🙂
Clear night sky allowed me to take some some photos with my camera. Again without using a telescope. Here is one of my photos of Jupiter with its moons.
Finally the night sky was clear after couple of days. And a very nice present for all of us was up there – Moon and bright Jupiter very close to each other.
Last night was the prenumbral lunar eclipse, but there was also a great opportunity to take a photo of planet Jupiter with its Galilean moons around.
Information for observing of the prenumbral Moon eclipse visible from Europe in February 2017.
The evening sky right after the sunset was quite clear tonight. Hovewer it is still pretty cold outside, I have tried to take some astro photos.
Yesterday I tried to take a photo of M45 Pleiades. It was pretty freezing outside, almost – 16 degrees C. So I had to be quick, the photo was taken with just single camera, without additional lens.
Just a few minutes ago I have taken this photo of planet Venus over the night panorama of the city … but with the cactuses in the foreground, isn’t it interesting?
Yesterday’s last photo of the night sky. The Great Nebula in Orion. Photo taken without telescope, just only with the single camera on tripod. The light pollution was quite heavy for “deep-sky” astro-photography.
Photo of the planets Venus and Mars just right after the sunset. Photo was taken without tripod, so it is not very sharp. But for “quick” amateur astronomy it is OK, I think.