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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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Mirror to the Past

Mirror to the Past

This mosaic is not about what you might think on the first look. There is more–photographic mirror to the past when we were able to see the Southern Cross from higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere! But let’s start with the basics. Do you think the view to the sky was always the same? Not…
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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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Immersive Perseid Night

Immersive Perseid Night

Have you had a chance to gaze the Perseids of this year? Annual meteor shower was disturbed by the Moon, but still there were some moonless hours to enjoy many meteors up above. After many restrictions made the traveling for Perseids a bit complicated, I decided to stay at Seč lake, Czech “Iron Mountains”, where…
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NEOWISE's Metamorphosis over High Tatras

NEOWISE’s Metamorphosis over High Tatras

The Great Comet 2020, C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, remains a huge memory right now, however, hundreds of data still give the opportunity to show something new. Here comes one of most challenging but also educational result of the whole observation of the comet during its biggest brightness in July 2020. Comet made its closest approach to…
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Great NEOWISE

Comet in Morning Glare

30th July 2020 Comet NEOWISE, unfortunately, flies definitely away from us. Meaning its brightness rapidly drops down and its visibility is below naked eye threshold. But still, it is beautiful in telescopes. Bright “head”, greenish in camera, followed by both tails, can be seen even along with some dim galaxies in Coma Berenices (Hairs of…
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Castle and Two Baloons

Castle and Two Baloons

Not only comet NEOWISE took central stage last night, July 4th, 2020, since the Full Moon occured (penubraly eclipsed later then over Americas). As a tradition, I tried again to make its rise over Kuneticka Hora castle, Czech Republic (observed nearby Osice about 11 km from the castle). While enjoying this amazing view, hot air…
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