The blue ocean, and in it the primal cosmic nursery giving life to thousands of new stars. What can be more inspiring?
The picture shows a fragment of the emission nebula named after the Pacman Game (The Pacman Nebula, NGC281). This spectacular and very dynamic object is located in the constellation Cassiopeia and it hangs above our heads in the autumn (practically at the zenith). This creates a very good conditions to take photographs from Poland. During this session, I managed to hit an extremely stable atmosphere, which allowed me to capture hard-to-reach details, especially from my part of the world. I think this is a record resolution for anything I ever squeezed out of my observatory near Warsaw.
Inside you can see the Globula Bok (IC 1590), at which I aimed my dedicated telescope (very long focal length ~3 meters). In the area, you will find more globulars in which new stars are born. A fantastic process and very spectacular. Nothing looks as good on space photos as the Bok Globules.
I took the picture in my astronomical observatory near Warsaw (the capital city of Poland, EU). In total, there are about 20 hours of exposure and many days of digital processing. Artist: Adam Jesionkiewicz