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Beautiful Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

Spring Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

The periodic comet 12P/Pons-Brooks made after 70 years its another return in inner Solar System during the springtime of 2024. Here are my observations. 26th March 2024 Despite its height over the horizon, the comet’s 12P/Pons-Brooks best season is just starting. The Moon slowly moves away from the evening sky and the comet’s head reaches…
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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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Aurora Borealis over Slovakia on 25 November 2023

Video: Aurora Borealis over Slovakia

On November 25th, 2023, an Aurora Borealis appeared even over Slovakia, central Europe. Despite the strong moonlight, it was visible short to the naked eye and looked beautifully red. For this time-lapse, taken from Záhradné (49.08N, 21.27E) in a period between 20:33-21:23 CET I used Canon Ra, Sigma 35mm, f1.4, ISO 400, and 5s exposures.…
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Daytime Venus and Moon

Daytime Venus and Moon

Today on Nov. 9, 2023, by noon over central Europe, the Moon covered Venus in broad daylight, bringing the opportunity to capture a very unusual view of daytime Venus “last quarter” also with the Moon. Since the weather over Ždiar, Slovakia was luckily not that cloudy, I made it happen to catch the whole sequence…
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Partially Eclipsed Moon

Partially Eclipsed Moon

Yesterday, on Oct. 28th, 2023, the Moon passed through the Earth’s shadow, bringing such a beautiful view to a partial lunar eclipse. Even if only 12 percent of the lunar disc was “floating” in the umbra, any telescope could reveal its dark reddish color. Its edge “touched” the large crater Tycho. I was lucky to…
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Orange Moon over Blue Castle

Orange Moon over Blue Castle

Yesterday’s Harvest Moon, on 29th September, 2023, was after a long while I chose one for beautiful composition with the famous Czech Kunetic Castle. As the Moon rose up just 15 minutes after the sunset, the “blue hour” made the sky bright blue and the castle too. When capturing the immersive moonrise near Srch village…
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