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Category: Meteors and Meteor Showers

For a few Quadrantids

For a few Quadrantids

By looking at this shot, you may say I have lost a sence of originality after the recent Geminids and produce just another winter-cottage nightscape with meteors in the sky. Well, the truth is I didn’t have any other choice this time. After I found out the peak of annual Quadrantid meteor shower (in the…
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Fairytale Geminids

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 is about to come in only 10 days. Remembering the legendary story of Jesus Christ birth, they also…
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Perseid meteor stream over Kolonica

Welcome to the Kolonica Observatory, Slovakia, located in the Dark Sky Park Poloniny. Just this place was in August 2018 perfect center for observing annual Perseid meteor shower caused by debris of comet Swift-Tuttle’s nucleus. The celestial show was amazing as usual, bringing even some of spactacular fireballs. Here comes photographic testimony of whole shower,…
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Perseid Fireball over the Kolonica Saddle

What a great Perseids peak this year! For the maximum of this favourite annual meteor shower I decided to travel again in the Dark sky park of Poloniny, Slovakia, where not only low light pollution level but also weather forecast promised unforgottable experience. And here is one of the best from the whole show: extremely…
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Perseids 2016 over picturesque Vrchteplá

Thirty years ago, in 1986, begun one of the most known Slovakian astronomical tradition called “Expedícia Perzeidy“. Over these years, more than 24 thousands of Perseids were scientifically recorded and reported to International Meteor Organisation. Last 20 years of this tradition, the (international) Perseids expedition is organzized by Púchov eko-astro club, Astronomy Club of Juraj…
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Greek legend over the Christian chapel

Human religion is so diverse. All around the world, you can find churches, monasteries, chapels, mosques… The Czech Republic is country of big percentage of atheism or undeclared religion, but along the history there were so many religion acts which led to changes of thinking of our ancestors and made them to build these sacred…
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Make a wish over the Králova Studňa!

Make a wish over the Králova Studňa!

What a wonderful night of 11-12 August, 2016! As the prediction for annual Perseid meteor shower promised unusually high activity due to Jupiter’s gravitational influence to the stream of the debris of comet Swift-Tuttle, I was looking for really good spot to enjoy it. So I decided to spend this time in relatively new Dark…
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