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Category: Meteors and Meteor Showers

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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Sky of Lyrids

Drops of Lyrids

Five sleepless nights, lots of struggles with Starlink satellites and the light pollution, but weather permitting season between 19 and 24 April, 2020 (after decades here!) with New Moon phase finally allowed me to enjoy this not so known annual meteor shower of Lyrids, caused by debris of comet C/1861 G1 (Thatcher). Enjoy this multiexposure,…
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Meteory a Orion

Quadrantids around dim Betelgeuse

The first major annual meteor shower in 2020, Quadrantids, peaked on January 4th, around 5am UTC. Meteors flying from omitted constellation Quadrant Miralis enter as meteoroids the Earth’s atmosphere almost in vertical direction to Earth’s orbit, meaning the maximum is very sharp. This year the circumstances with waxing Moon to set around local midnight promised…
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For a few Quadrantids

For a few Quadrantids

By looking at this shot, you may say I have lost a sence of originality after the recent Geminids and produce just another winter-cottage nightscape with meteors in the sky. Well, the truth is I didn’t have any other choice this time. After I found out the peak of annual Quadrantid meteor shower (in the…
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Fairytale Geminids

Around the frozen Seč lake, where fishes put themself to winter rest, the snowy blanket covered endless forests. People hidden in their warm cottages were just dreaming about their wishes around Advent candles as the miracle night is about to come in only 10 days. Remembering the legendary story of Jesus Christ birth, they also…
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Perseid meteor stream over Kolonica

Welcome to the Kolonica Observatory, Slovakia, located in the Dark Sky Park Poloniny. Just this place was in August 2018 perfect center for observing annual Perseid meteor shower caused by debris of comet Swift-Tuttle’s nucleus. The celestial show was amazing as usual, bringing even some of spactacular fireballs. Here comes photographic testimony of whole shower,…
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Perseid Fireball over the Kolonica Saddle

What a great Perseids peak this year! For the maximum of this favourite annual meteor shower I decided to travel again in the Dark sky park of Poloniny, Slovakia, where not only low light pollution level but also weather forecast promised unforgottable experience. And here is one of the best from the whole show: extremely…
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