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Venus transit 2012

Last Venus transit

Morning Venus transit 6th June 2012 from Kuneticka hora, Czech republic. Used Canon 550D, MTO 10/1000. Detail view is through Dobsonian telescope (0.35 m, f5), where the dot of Venus changed into “waving” circle as the Sun rised up in the morning shimmering atmosphere. Last Venus transit had perfect conditions from Czech republic – just…
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The ruins and planets

One of the best view in my life was meeting with impressive celestial triangle of 25th March 2012. The crescent Moon was just a few degrees from planet Jupiter and Venus, all together in constellation Taurus with Pleiades cluster. I decided to catch this amazing conjunction from Riuns of Lichnice, old castle in Podhradi, Czech…
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Celestial triangle 2012

Absolutely breathtaking celestial triangle with crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter from beach of Sec reservoir (Czech republic) on 24th March 2012. The winter just ended in this country and icy surface of the water melted during the day. Just after another three days the ice melted completely, so I had really big luck for this…
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Spotted Sun setting…

The Sun setting on 9th March 2012 with huge sunspot AR1429. During this sunset were visible amazing atmospheric effect on the top edge of the Sun. Used Canon 550D, Tamron 70-300mm@300mm, ISO 100. More images in galery on Ukazy.astro.cz.

Orion supernova

On this freezing-winter scene from historical part of Ondrejov observatory, the hypothetical Orion supernova takes the central stage. The supernova is ending part of the bright star Betelgeuse‘s life when this red giant collapses inside, producing series of reactions leading to the type II supernova exposion. With its distance about 222 pc (720 ly) and…
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Full Moon lunar corona

A faint, but really colorful “lunar corona”, which occurs by scattering of lunar light on small particles of huminidy. This one I observed on 8th February 2012. Used Canon 550D, Tamron 70-300 mm, ISO 200, HDR of 7 expositions.

Winter celestial triangle

Like a Christmass present the sky cleared up on January 27th, 2012, so I finally could catch this beautiful celestial triangle. The brightest object is the Moon, then two planets – Jupiter and Venus. And, of course, significant constellations of winter sky – Orion and Taurus. All from the roof of Astronomical institute of Czech…
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