Category: The Milky Way and Nightscapes

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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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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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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Magical night over Brusnik

Magical night over Brusnik

Back in September this year, I was sailing Adriatic Sea with group of friend around Croatian Hvar, Korčula and Lastovo islands. The whole trip was truly unforgottable, however, my heart during this trip fell in love with a small island Brusnik. In the sea, seemingly nowhere, that when the night came, you were literally surrounded…
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On the edge of ELT "crater"

Amazing views from Armazones

In this view over Atacama Desert (image above), there is so much to see. The arch of majestic Milky Way is accompanied with two largest planets of the Solar System – Jupiter (brightest object) and Saturn (fainter, left way under the Milky Way’s bulge). Whole sky is covered by structured airglow of hydroxyl emission, coming…
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