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Category: The Zodiacal Light and Gegenschein

Orionids 2020 over Slovakian volcanoes

Orionids 2020 over Slovakian volcanoes

Debris of Halley’s comet enter our atmosphere every May and October, producing two annual meteor showers. The October one, peaking usually around 21st October, is called Orionids. In the view, you can count 19 of them seemingly flying from are above Orion constellation (left from the center). The sky is crossed by the Milky Way,…
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Giants or Dwarfs?

Giants or Dwarfs?

The giant dome of one of the 4 VLT telescopes ESO Paranal Observatory in Chile is “leaning” towards space due to the perspective. It hides a telescope with a mirror diameter of 8.2 meters – one of the largest telescopes in the world! Next to the dome is the supporting Auxiliary Telescope AT1, whose mirror…
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Whole Night Perseid Mosaic

Whole Night Perseid Mosaic

It took almost 2 years of work, almost 450 hours of postprocessing and many hours of other hard work, but it was worth it. Here comes final result of Perseid meteor shower 2018 observed in Poloniny Dark Sky Park (more info on dark sky preservation on International Dark Sky Association) by Kolonica Observatory, Slovakia, during…
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Message from Nature

Message from the Nature

As the global coronavirus COVID-19 situation progresses, we all are trying to get in safe type of quarantine. My all hopes are now with all the people who suffer the most and wish them to get over this as soon as possible. But as astrophotographer I also spend lot of time alone, significantly far away…
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Zodiac path from north to south

Two hemispheres sky

Two photographers, two hemispheres, one sky. The view to the night sky is limited by our Earth, meaning in one time at one place we can only see a half of the starry spheric view, the second one is below the horizon. But what if – apart from travelling away from Earth – there is…
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Can you see the Milky Way's shadow?

Shadows cast by the Milky Way?

There are some sensations about dark sky places around the the world. In this peacefully looking wide-angle panoramatic shot of the Milky Way over the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of them can be pretty easily seen. While stargazing, the man in the bottom part (me) leans on a car in the middle of (almost nowhere)…
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Reaching the Mugecuo lake

Gems of Chinese nightscapes

In period 22nd October to 3st November 2019 I spent beautiful time in China, enjoying especially night moments under (mostly) perfectly dark skies with great photographer Jeff Dai. Visiting some spectacular places in Sichuan province with a luck for weather, I was able to record a few special views of this amazing piece of the…
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