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Category: Meteors and Meteor Showers

Geminids over the Spiš Castle - Closer Cut

Geminids over the Spiš Castle

Over 2 years, the most famous Slovakian Spiš Castle (UNESCO World Heritage since 1993) was under reconstruction and there was a large crane on its top parts. Luckily, at the end of 2023, they moved it away and I could finally fulfill my photographic dream: To capture it from its northern side–where it looks like…
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Moonless Geminids over snowy Seč Lake

Fairytale Geminids, Again

Around the frozen Seč Lake, where fishes put themself to winter rest, the snowy blanket covered endless forests. People hidden in their warm cottages were just dreaming about their wishes around Advent candles as the miracle night was about to come in only 10 days. Remembering the legendary story of Jesus Christ’s birth, they also…
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A Night Full of Wishes

A Night Full of Wishes

Anything you wish… may come true this night. They always say “make a wish” when a shooting star appears. Shooting stars, however, are not stars but meteors and it’s the glowing trail of a meteoroid or a piece of space debris that burns as soon as it enters the earth’s atmosphere. And it is this…
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The Lights of Thodoo Nights

The Lights of Thodoo Nights

Deep in the Indian Ocean, an emerald can be found. Not large, but truly natural and full of plants island called Thoddoo, Maldives. Proud locals produce their own fruit and vegetable, welcome the tourists with wide-open arms, and show them the importance of the true relationship to the natural heritage of the island, such as…
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Orionid's Shower

Orionid’s Shower

Combining data from the last Orionid‘s maxima (from 2015 until 2022), I have created this almost full sky view of the annual meteor shower caused by the material of Halley’s comet. In the foreground, the Slovakian volcanoes around Prešov city can be seen as taken in 2020. The sky was then taken last year during…
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The Meteor Showers Collection

The Meteor Showers Collection

It took long 8 years but it was worth it. Here comes the longest and most time-consuming astrophotography project of my life, the complete collection of major annual meteor showers with a normal zenithal hourly rate of more than 18 meteors per hour. While most stargazers around the globe are familiar with August Perseids and…
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Eta-Aquarids and Planets

Eta-Aquarids and Planets

The annual meteor shower Eta-Aquarids is just in progress and I was lucky to observe the maximum at San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Luckily, the weather is very favorable and Moon doesn’t shine when radiant rises, so I took the chance to capture this composite image. Foreground was taken on May 3rd while meteors were…
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