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Category: Meteors and Meteor Showers

Perseids and Perseus

Perseids against the Milky Way

This year’s Perseid meteor shower promised a wonderful celestial show under the dark starry sky, far away from the harmful light pollution from the cities. Thus I traveled south to the dark place of Crete Island, Greece. Despite the lower frequency of the meteors during the expected Perseid’s peak, there was still so much to…
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Lost Meteors

Lost Meteors

In real dark, cosmic lights appear. For many people, get under the dark skies means go tens of miles outside of cities. Although it’s possible to see more stars there, but to get under the naturally dark night sky, it’s necessary to travel hundreds and thousands of miles away from light sources. Unfortunately. Even during…
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Orionids 2020 over Slovakian volcanoes

Orionids 2020 over Slovakian volcanoes

Debris of Halley’s comet enter our atmosphere every May and October, producing two annual meteor showers. The October one, peaking usually around 21st October, is called Orionids. In the view, you can count 19 of them seemingly flying from are above Orion constellation (left from the center). The sky is crossed by the Milky Way,…
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Immersive Perseid Night

Immersive Perseid Night

Have you had a chance to gaze the Perseids of this year? The annual meteor shower was disturbed by the Moon, but still, there were some moonless hours to enjoy many meteors up above. After many restrictions made the traveling for Perseids a bit complicated, I decided to stay at Seč lake, Czech “Iron Mountains”,…
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Whole Night Perseid Mosaic

Whole Night Perseid Mosaic

It took almost 2 years of work, almost 450 hours of postprocessing and many hours of other hard work, but it was worth it. Here comes final result of Perseid meteor shower 2018 observed in Poloniny Dark Sky Park (more info on dark sky preservation on International Dark Sky Association) by Kolonica Observatory, Slovakia, during…
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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,…
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Meteory a Orion

Quadrantids around dim Betelgeuse

The first major annual meteor shower in 2020, Quadrantids, peaked on January 4th, around 5am UTC. Meteors flying from omitted constellation Quadrant Miralis enter as meteoroids the Earth’s atmosphere almost in vertical direction to Earth’s orbit, meaning the maximum is very sharp. This year the circumstances with waxing Moon to set around local midnight promised…
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