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