Author: Luca Zanini

  • Pallas


    The asteroid Pallas photographed on 6 April 2024 at 23:37 and on 7 April 2024 at 00:55, therefore with a time interval of 78 minutes. You can appreciate its motion compared to the stars. Pallas is the third largest asteroid after Ceres and Vesta, it has a diameter of 513 kilometers and on the night…

  • M 13

    M 13

    M 13, also known as the great cluster in Hercules, is a globular cluster containing 300,000 to 500,000 stars.

  • M 88

    M 88

    M 88 is a spiral galaxy belonging to the Virgo cluster and about 50 million light years away from us; many other galaxies are also visible, including the barred spiral galaxy NGC 4516.

  • NGC 3628

    NGC 3628

    NGC 3628 is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation of Leo with a clear line of dust; It is also called the Hamburger Galaxy due to its shape.

  • NGC 2359

    NGC 2359

    NGC 2359, also known as Thor’s Helmet Nebula, is an emission nebula located in the constellation Canis Major.

  • NGC 2264

    NGC 2264

    The middle section of NGC 2264 in the Monoceros constellation.

  • The Horsehead Nebula

    The Horsehead Nebula

    The Horsehead Nebula B 33 is a dark nebula that stands out over the emission nebula IC 434; at the bottom on the right there is the NGC 2023 nebula with the star HD 37903 in the center.

  • An old star atlas

    An old star atlas

    When in 2020 I decided to buy a telescope to resume my hobby for astronomy after almost half a century, I had some doubts, I wasn’t sure that I would want and be able to face this task which is not only expensive but also time consuming, during the nights, and at low temperatures in…

  • An eclipse on Jupiter

    October 7, 2023, the shadow of the satellite Io on Jupiter.

  • Jupiter


    Jupiter, photographed on October 2, 2023 with three of its satellites: Ganymede, Europa and Io.