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Category: Meteors and Meteor Showers

The magic Mangaia night

Back in the paradise! The Cook Islands were just amazing. Too sad that I had to leave. After that New Zealand is “only” a beautiful country. I still remember the beautiful night sky on 25th/26th August 2014 on Mangaia island, where is almost nobody – just so nice local people and the night sky like…
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Perseid pathways.

Perseid pathways

Maximum of annual Perseid meteor shower of 2013. The fantastic view is captured from Ivan Dolac of Hvar, Croatia, where I was able to watch meteors every day without any clouds between 8th and 14th August. A mountains on the horizon are the highest ones of the island – Hum, Česminova and Sv. Nikola. Every…
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The beauty in darkness

Timelapse of 2012 sky phenomena: Moon haloes, Venus transit 2012, NLCs 15th June, airglow, Perseids, storms and total solar eclipse on 13th November. Locations: Seč reservoir, Czech republic (melting ice, Milky way, Venus-Jupiter conjunction, north pole, sunset with fishermen); Kunětická hora, Czech republic (Venus transit); Korčula island, Croatia (Milky way, skywatchers); Ondřejov observatory, Czech republic…
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Magellanic clouds, meteor

Magellanic clouds and meteor in mystique night on 9th November 2012 on Conway beach, Australia. I was just standing like frozen stone and watching first time in my life to these two magnificent dwarf gallaxies. When I set up the equipment and started to make expositions, suddenly had fallen a bright meteor just a piece…
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Perseids 2012

Maximum of annual Perseid meteor shower 2012 from August 12th to 14th from Pancir, Sumava, Czech republic. Used Canon 550D, Samyang 8 mm, ISO 3200, f5.6, no darkframe, 30×25 s – stars, 19×25 s – meteors; processing: Petr Horálek, processing theory: Miloslav Druckmüller.

Perseid fireball

Brightest fireball of annual Perseid meteor shower in 2012. Its brightness was about -9 magnitude and more than 14 minutes was visible cloud of its trail. Lucky time, because I had two cameras (one with wide-angle lenses, second by my hands with 17-50 mm lenses), so I could do complex photographic record of this unique…
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