Category: Meteors and Meteor Showers

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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Perseids 2016 over picturesque Vrchteplá

Thirty years ago, in 1986, begun one of the most known Slovakian astronomical tradition called “Expedícia Perzeidy“. Over these years, more than 24 thousands of Perseids were scientifically recorded and reported to International Meteor Organisation. Last 20 years of this tradition, the (international) Perseids expedition is organzized by Púchov eko-astro club, Astronomy Club of Juraj…
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Greek legend over the Christian chapel

Human religion is so diverse. All around the world, you can find churches, monasteries, chapels, mosques… The Czech Republic is country of big percentage of atheism or undeclared religion, but along the history there were so many religion acts which led to changes of thinking of our ancestors and made them to build these sacred…
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Make a wish over the Králova Studňa!

What a wonderful night of 11-12 August, 2016! As the prediction for annual Perseid meteor shower promised unusually high activity due to Jupiter’s gravitational influence to the stream of the debris of comet Swift-Tuttle, I was looking for really good spot to enjoy it. So I decided to spend this time in relatively new Dark…
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The Perseid rain over the Kolonica Saddle

The annual meteor shower Perseid had absolute great conditions this year. New Moon occurred just day after the maximum as it was about 6:30 to 9:00 UTC on August 13th, 2015. Last time the “moonless Perseids” were in 2013 and the next time we will enjoy that in 2018. I took a risk for possible…
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Colorful and wild La Silla sky

As Czech Photo Ambassador of European Southern Observatory, I had incredibly wonderful time under the La Silla Observatory sky on 19th/20th January 2015. This time it was far more interesting than I expected. The wonderful colors of airglow waves showed up in my camera immediately, as it was so strong this time. Capturing the beautiful…
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