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Category: The Zodiacal Light and Gegenschein

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The Milky Way within reach

Each of us was sometimes dreaming about how it would be within reach with the Milky Way. There are many ancient legends speaking about Milky Way as a sky part of river on the Earth, smoke of souls moving towards a gods or even bride’s veil. Along the cultures, the Milky Way was such a…
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The Little prince towards Venus

On the “Little prince’s planet” Earth is a shore of frozen Seč reservoir of the Czech Republic and tiny snowy blanket full of human and animal footprints. The “little prince” is looking towards the brightest evening star, planet Venus, which is remarkable even in the dusk. Although the horizon is effected by light pollution, a…
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Sky jewels over the Namibian highest

On this calm nightscape portrait you can find so many jewels of virgin dark Namibian sky. Looking from right, the far massif is Brandberg, the highest mountain of Namibia. Just over that, in the right upper corner, a faint anti-solar point known as Gegenschein appears in the starry foreground. A bit lower, just over the…
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The dawn over Mali Lošinj

Croatian island Mali Lošinj is well known for the historical Manora Observatory, founded by Leo Brenner in 19th century. It is also such a beautiful place in the Adriatic sea, where you can be experienced by diverse activities among culture, sport and – of course – time in the nature. On the south-east coast of…
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Pilgrims of Mars

The Atacama Desert of Chile is sometimes called “the Mars landscape on Earth”. And this image can pretty much show why. When Babak Tafreshi (left) and me arrived on 4th April 2016 in the deep desert, I just went outside of the car and couldn’t breath for a while. I was so thrilled of the…
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From Gegenschein to False dawn

From Gegenschein to False dawn

Zodiacal light is one of the most prominent “unsolicited” lights in the sky, if speaking about deep sky observation at professional astronomical sites such as ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. But the light in the night sky is caused by one of the structures of the Solar System that is curently being studied a…
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The Lone Ear … Really?

What a boring image, right? Well, it’s colorful, it has the Milky Way and the dominant subject is astronomical instrument. The reflective plate is, in fact, the Swedish-ESO Submilimetre Telescope at the southern part of the large complex of La Silla Observatory. It suppossed to be antenna observing the Universe in sub-millimetre wavelenghts, which would…
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