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Category: The Zodiacal Light and Gegenschein

Whole Night Perseid Mosaic

Whole Night Perseid Mosaic

It took almost 2 years of work, over 300 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 by Kolonica Observatory, Slovakia, during moonless nights around maximum of the annual meteor shower 2018. In…
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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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Gems of Soneva Fushi sky

Deeply among the Maldivean islands you can reach small one called Soneva Fushi. And it is truly beautiful and peaceful place to stay. From all possible activities I liked the most gazing the night skies. As the island is not much influented by harmful light pollution and equator is not far away, you can see…
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Springtime on sight over Hotel Jezerka

Back in Ústupky-Seč, Czech Republic, and finally with clear skies over my head. The springtime is best for gazing the Orion constellation and Zodiacal light after sunset from here. And this is exactly what you see on this panoramatic picture from 27 February, 2019. I am staring in the brilliantly clear night skies with majestic…
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