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Three planets at the solstice night

At the calm solstice night on 20th June 2018 over Seč reservoir, there was so much to see. Besides the summer Milky Way (for northern hemisphere), the most prominent planetary “trio” is visible over the horizon. These three planets are very close to their oppositions dates, in fact during only 79 days they all get…
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Enjoying the wildness

Last night, on 11th June 2018, very strong thunderstorms went accross the Czech Republic. I knew it could be wild, so I was very careful. But still – enjoying this wildeness over the Seč resevoir was as exciting as beautiful. The frequence of the lightning was such big that I could easily take this multiexposure…
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Like in Martian wonderland

On this image, taken on 9 April 2016 before dawn, the Milky Way arches over ALMA observatory – the largest ground astronomical observatory in the world, located in Chilean Chajnantor Plateau in 5040m (over 16400ft) altitude. Sky should be deeply dark, considering the altitude, however due to atmopsheric airglow it is not so far. In…
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The way a solar eclipse is…

And this is the way it is. Nature gets darker, all around silences and you are just engulfed by completely unknown face of the nature. You don’t know what to think, what to do, it just takes your breath away. The sun gets black, surounded by long motionless streamers of solar corona, looking like a…
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Celestial conjunction over Garching

… and the spectacular celestial conjuction continues. Today, on 18th April 2018, the young Moon appeared closer to the Aldebaran and Hyades star cluster, while bright Venus and Pleiades were their beautiful accompanions in the dusk show. I was watching the phenomenon through the glassed wall of seminar room in upper deck of brand new…
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Cosmic flames over the Atacama Desert

Where do the red flames over the horizon come from? Well, let me explain it from beginning. While traveling on 18 November 2017 north to the ESO Paranal Observatory, where was planned reportage on 10th anniversary od Czech membership in ESO, I decided to sleepover far from the civilisation – just to feel the magical…
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The galactic curtain over Paranal

Over the horizon of ESO Paranal Observatory platform, located in altitude of 2635 metres, the bright Moon 3 days after new-moon phase is close by Saturn (left up) and Mercury (more distant left bottom). Colors of dusk are still prominent but the zodiacal light visibly appears. The whole scene is horizontaly split bit by brightest…
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