Nova above the High Tatras

18. May 2021

In dark sky areas, the naked eye is able to see more than 3.000 stars. Our Galaxy contains more than 100.000.000 stars. Now just imagine that feeling to discover a new tiny shining dot. Exactly this happened just a few weeks ago when Japanese observer Yuji Nakamura looked at the camera and find “new star”. In fact, it was a Nova – later named Nova 2021 Cas in the Cassiopeia constellation. And I sought to photograph this little object above the High Tatras mountains in Slovakia. You can notice the very bright stars from the Cassiopeia constellation looking like a “W”, emission nebulas, Milky Way, and Nova 2021 Cas itself.

Equipment: Canon 6D mod, Sigma Art 50mm, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, Optolong L-Pro, Astronomik Ha 12nm

Category: Tracked Ha+RGB pano

Date: 17th of May, 2021

Location: Strbske Pleso, High Tatras

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