horalek.peter@gmail.com
imaginer21

Tag: Virtual reality

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…
Read more

Sky of Lyrids

Drops of Lyrids

Five sleepless nights, lots of struggles with Starlink satellites and the light pollution, but weather permitting season between 19 and 24 April, 2020 (after decades here!) with New Moon phase finally allowed me to enjoy this not so known annual meteor shower of Lyrids, caused by debris of comet C/1861 G1 (Thatcher). Enjoy this multiexposure,…
Read more

Zodiac path from north to south

Two hemispheres sky

Two photographers, two hemispheres, one sky. The view to the night sky is limited by our Earth, meaning in one time at one place we can only see a half of the starry spheric view, the second one is below the horizon. But what if – apart from travelling away from Earth – there is…
Read more

On the edge of ELT "crater"

Amazing views from Armazones

In this view over Atacama Desert (image above), there is so much to see. The arch of majestic Milky Way is accompanied with two largest planets of the Solar System – Jupiter (brightest object) and Saturn (fainter, left way under the Milky Way’s bulge). Whole sky is covered by structured airglow of hydroxyl emission, coming…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

Intensive NLC display over Czech Republic!

When someone says or you hear “Noctilucent clouds over the Czech Republic”, you barely expect something like this. Just one big WOW! This NLC display on 21st June, 2019, late night, overcame all my experiences of last 11 years of NLC observation from the Czech Republic (central Europe, 50 deg. north)! They became visible just…
Read more