14th of January 2017
14th of January 2017

Eagle Nebula, associated with the open cluster M 16 lies more than 7,000 light-years away. The nebula contains the famous Pillars of Creation – Evaporating Gas Globules (EGG), which are the seeds of stars. They become popular by the pictures of the Hubble Space Telescope. In the upper left of the blue area you can see a little bit forgotten Fairy of Eagle nebula. Jacek Bobowik’s photo shows the Pillars of Creation and the Fairy against wealth nebulae of dust of Eagle Nebula being "stellar nursery" . Technical : Optics: Orion Optics CT8, Camera: ST-8300M, Mount: Losmandy G11, Filters: Baader Planetarium Ha, OIII and SII.


Polish website inspired by the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day and European Astronomy Picture of the Day services. Its main purpose is to promote native amateur astrophotography.
The content consists of the works made in Poland area only, in Polish weather conditions and under local sky. It presents deep sky objects, our solar system bodies and its phenomena as well as atmospheric phenomena.

The works are assessed by  experts group delegated by the owners of the three major Polish portals of amateur astronomy and astrophotography: Astromaniak, Astropolis and Forum Astronomiczne. Their achievements can be recognized in the section TEAM.

Due to the modest content of existing archives in the first period of activity the new laureate will be announced every one week.

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