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Great NEOWISE

Comet in Morning Glare

30th July 2020 Comet NEOWISE, unfortunately, flies definitely away from us. Meaning its brightness rapidly drops down and its visibility is below naked eye threshold. But still, it is beautiful in telescopes. Bright “head”, greenish in camera, followed by both tails, can be seen even along with some dim galaxies in Coma Berenices (Hairs of…
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100 years of Hoba West Meteorite discovery

100 years of Hoba West Meteorite discovery

This year it is exactly century ago when largest meteorite on ground was found. In 1920, farmer Jacobus Hermanus Brits discovered the cosmic stone while ploughing one of his fields nearby Grootfontein, Namibia, with an ox and heard loud metallic scratching. Shortly after the discovery and scientific analysis the Hoba West meteorite was classified as…
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Venus and Pleiades

Floating by Star Clusters

Venus like a brilliant in the sky by captivating Pleiades star cluster, larger Hyades star cluster with bright star Aldebaran close by. This once-per-eight-years view occured last night, on April 1st, 2020, during stronger moonlight, illuminating the foreground of calm surface of Seč lake, Czech Republic, where even reflections of the brightest object appear like…
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Gazing Venus and Pleiades

Venus and Pleiades

Just two day left to unique phenomenon: Planet Venus will glide right through the Pleiades star cluster. Despite stronger moonlight try not to miss this in eveningsky. It only happens this way once in 8 years! Yesterday I was able to catch this view in the shore of Seč lake, Czech Republic, when sky began…
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Message from Nature

Message from the Nature

As the global coronavirus COVID-19 situation progresses, we all are trying to get in safe type of quarantine. My all hopes are now with all the people who suffer the most and wish them to get over this as soon as possible. But as astrophotographer I also spend lot of time alone, significantly far away…
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Can you see the Milky Way's shadow?

Shadows cast by the Milky Way?

There are some sensations about dark sky places around the the world. In this peacefully looking wide-angle panoramatic shot of the Milky Way over the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of them can be pretty easily seen. While stargazing, the man in the bottom part (me) leans on a car in the middle of (almost nowhere)…
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Reaching the Mugecuo lake

Gems of Chinese nightscapes

In period 22nd October to 3st November 2019 I spent beautiful time in China, enjoying especially night moments under (mostly) perfectly dark skies with great photographer Jeff Dai. Visiting some spectacular places in Sichuan province with a luck for weather, I was able to record a few special views of this amazing piece of the…
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