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Perseids against the Milky Way

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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There She Comes...

There She Comes…

Some people love them, others hate them. Some people are terrified of them, but others are fascinated and excited by them. Thunderstorms, one way or another, are part of our lives. This year, Europe struggles with more very strong thunderstorms than in last years, bringing even some dangerous or even catastrophic consequences such as floods,…
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Sprite Sightings

Sprite Sightings

This is perhaps only for Facebook, but I would like to share my joy. Severe stormy weather over central Europe brings one of the most spectacular but also mysterious phenomena: The Red Sprites. Firstly observed in 1989, they became a target for many specialized photographers and videographers to improve their understanding of them. So far…
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Four Seasons of Seč

Four Seasons of Seč

Three years of countless visiting the magical place of Seč point of view, hundreds of hours of running or walking, much time of sadness due to the wrong weather at right time, but finally… Finally, I made it. Enjoy all four seasons of the widely favorite viewpoint of the Seč lake with its natural island…
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Hoštiná to Starry Sky

Hoštiná to Starry Sky

Every year for decades, a wonderful tradition comes on hills of Hoštiná, Slovakia, where dozens of astronomy enthusiasts meet astronomers at Star Party Hoštiná. Despite some light pollution from Púchov city, everybody enjoys the beauty of the night sky with children by a campfire (or already sleeping in tents) and not far away from an…
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Nova in Hercules 2021 - Annotated

Nova in Hercules 2021

A 3 days ago, on 14th June 2021, a new star of 6th magnitude (on the threshold of naked-eye visibility) appeared of at the edge of the Hercules constellation, between stars Epsilon and 111 nearby Aquila. In fact, not quite new, but pretty interesting nova. Novae are short-lived outbursts from aged binary star systems in…
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