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Category: The Milky Way and Nightscapes

Stars over Broumov Monastery

Stars over Broumov Monastery

Some of you might (justly) think this image is unreal composite, reminding us an ancient times when light pollution was only a sci-fi. However, believe or not, this is real. On September 4th, 2019, I have visited Broumov city, where in the center can be visited beautiful Broumov Monastery. The sky was so clear that…
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From little planet to Exoplanets

From little planet to Exoplanets

Four domes of relatively new 1m-diameter SPECULOOS telescopes (first light observed last year) on this “little Atacama planet” try to achieve exciting discovery of new Earth-size planets around ultra-cool or brown-dwarf stars, whose planetary populations are still mostly unexplored. Only a few exoplanets have been found orbiting such stars, and even fewer lie within their…
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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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My private Universe

My private Universe

Many people consider the Universe like something such distant and definitely out of part of our lives. But this is not true. We are part of the Universe, we all should think about our fragility and humility as we never know what the Universe prepares for us next days. But most of all we shouldn’t…
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A rocket "comet" in the Maledivean skies

A rocket “comet” in the Maledivean skies

While staring in the starry sky, with the Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn and also Venus with Mercury over Maledivean island Soneva Fushi, a big surprise occurs on 12 April, 2019. From nowhere a big diffuse slowly moving object appears in Aquarius constellation, getting wider and wider, and looking like a big comet in the sky.…
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In the deserts of Boa Vista

There are many places we really should care about and one of them is definitelly Boa Vista Island, the Cape Verde. Beaches with golden sand, almost untouched by humans, white deserts with dunes form Sahara sand, shipwrecks, nice and polite locals… All of that you can find here. Well, unfortunately there is also dark side…
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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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