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On the edge of ELT "crater"

Amazing views from Armazones

In this view over Atacama Desert (image above), there is so much to see. The arch of majestic Milky Way is accompanied with two largest planets of the Solar System – Jupiter (brightest object) and Saturn (fainter, left way under the Milky Way’s bulge). Whole sky is covered by structured airglow of hydroxyl emission, coming…
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Stars over Broumov Monastery

Stars over Broumov Monastery

Some of you might (justly) think this image is unreal composite, reminding us an ancient times when light pollution was only a sci-fi. However, believe or not, this is real. On September 4th, 2019, I have visited Broumov city, where in the center can be visited beautiful Broumov Monastery. The sky was so clear that…
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From little planet to Exoplanets

From little planet to Exoplanets

Four domes of relatively new 1m-diameter SPECULOOS telescopes (first light observed last year) on this “little Atacama planet” try to achieve exciting discovery of new Earth-size planets around ultra-cool or brown-dwarf stars, whose planetary populations are still mostly unexplored. Only a few exoplanets have been found orbiting such stars, and even fewer lie within their…
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Intensive NLCs over the Seč lake

Intensive NLC display over Czech Republic!

When someone says or you hear “Noctilucent clouds over the Czech Republic”, you barely expect something like this. Just one big WOW! This NLC display on 21st June, 2019, late night, overcame all my experiences of last 11 years of NLC observation from the Czech Republic (central Europe, 50 deg. north)! They became visible just…
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Gems of Soneva Fushi sky

Deeply among the Maldivian islands, you can reach a small one called Soneva Fushi. And it is a truly beautiful and peaceful place to stay. Of all possible activities, I liked the most gazing at the night skies. As the island is not much influenced by harmful light pollution and the equator is not far…
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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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A ghostly glow over Beskids

The most significant side effect of harmful light pollition is definitely loosing dark night skies over our heads. Especially in the central Europe, Japan or eastern US the density of big aglomeration is so prominent that you have to travel truly far away to see something like this. Fortunately all around the world many enthusiasists,…
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