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Category: Video and Timelapse

All around the hidden sun

The date of 21 August, 2017, will be remembered by numerous people as the day of “Great American Eclipse“. As the spectacular total solar eclipse occured over many states of US, it was easily possible to find a good place to watch it in the clear skies. I was among the people with best luck…
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From Gegenschein to False dawn

From Gegenschein to False dawn

Zodiacal light is one of the most prominent “unsolicited” lights in the sky, if speaking about deep sky observation at professional astronomical sites such as ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. But the light in the night sky is caused by one of the structures of the Solar System that is curently being studied a…
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Pink skies and the hidden galaxy

Well known ESO’s La Silla observatory lies just under a very colors-active sky. Due to “southatlantic anomaly” can be the upper atmosphere there more impacted by particles from the Sun and bring various colors of airglow there. Unfortunatelly, the colors are invisible to the human eyes, but sensitive camera can easily capture that. Besides the…
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Let’s fight for the stars up above!

The light pollution is caused by irresponsible lighting in the cities up in the sky. Due to more and more scattered artificial light even very far from the cities there is harder and harder to find some spot with the naturally dark sky in Europe, USA, India or China. There is a way to solve…
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Three diamonds in the sky

A story about total solar eclipse on November 3rd, 2013. When the eclipse started (on left side of the image), there were two part of diamond ring, which was unusual (for me first time). It is caused by angle diameter of the Moon in this case of hybrid eclipse. The magnitude of coverage from Pakwero,…
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The beauty in darkness

Timelapse of 2012 sky phenomena: Moon haloes, Venus transit 2012, NLCs 15th June, airglow, Perseids, storms and total solar eclipse on 13th November. Locations: Seč reservoir, Czech republic (melting ice, Milky way, Venus-Jupiter conjunction, north pole, sunset with fishermen); Kunětická hora, Czech republic (Venus transit); Korčula island, Croatia (Milky way, skywatchers); Ondřejov observatory, Czech republic…
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Dark June lunar eclipse 2011

Total lunar eclipse on 15th June 2011 recorded by timelapse and video camera, observated nearby Strani from Czech republic. Used music from Mike Oldfield (In the beginning, Supernova).