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ASTROPHOTOS

It is fun to see how our skills have improved over the years.  Here you can get a taste of the enjoyment that we have felt as we have taken this hobby to new heights (pun intended).  Just click on the tiny icon to see the progress we've made on that object.

 

LATEST CAPTURES


Messier 27 - The Dumbbell Nebula using my new one-shot color camera (ZWO ASI1600MC)


Messier 33


Horsehead and Flame Nebulae.
Hazy that night so Alnitak glows brightly.

Messier 81 and 82
My first capture of two galaxies on a single frame

Pleaides
Astonishing blue nebulocity!


Fun Sun photo at sunset on Coronado Solar scope

           

CAPTURES FROM DOWN UNDER

Winters in Oregon can be long and wet.  So I and nine other amateur astronomers lease a marvelous telescope from Martin Pugh in Australia.  We get lots of great data in the winter when it is rainy and wet here.  But being in Australia, south of the equator, he is able to capture objects that we just can't see here in the northern hemisphere!  So here are a few that I've processed.  It is a great way for me to continue to develope my processing skills!  Hope you enjoy!


NGC 7293 - Helix nebula

Messier 16 - The Pillars of Creation

Pleaides
Astonishing blue nebulocity!


 

       

SUN


Using White Light Solar Filter
Using Baader Herschel Solar Prism
(coming soon)

 


Using Coronado Solar Scope

MOON

PLANETS


Saturn

Jupiter
Venus
Mars

ECLIPSES


May 30, 1984
Annular Solar Eclipse


May 20, 2012
Annular Solar Eclipse

June 5, 2012
Venus Transit

September 30, 2015
Lunar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

MILKY WAY AND STARS


Milky Way

Binary Stars

Star Trails
 

MESSIER OBJECTS

Charles Messier was a French astronomy who was a comet hunter.  He was frustrated seeing objects that looked similar to comets but weren't.  So in 1771 he came up with a catalog of objects to avoid wasting time on them. The catalog has grown to 107 objects.  They have traditionally been 107 of the favorite deep sky objects for amateur astronomers, and I'm no exception.  I've got a long way to go to capture all of them, but below is what I have so far. 

M1 M2
M3
Globular Star Cluster
M4 M5
M6 M7
M8
M9
M10
Globular Star Cluster
M11 M12
M13
Great Globular Star Cluster in Hercules
M14 M15

M16
Eagle Nebula

M17
Omega Nebula
M18 M19 M20
M21 M22 M23 M24 M25
M26
M27
Dumbell Nebula
M28 M29 M30

M31
Andromeda Galaxy
M32
M33
M34 M35
M36 M37 M38 M39 M40
M41
M42
Orion Nebula
M43 M44



M45
Pleiades

M46 M47 M48 M49 M50

M51
WhirlPool Galaxy
M52 M53 M54 M55
M56 M57 M58 M59 M60
M61 M62 M63 M64 M65
M66 M67 M68 M69 M70
M71 M72 M73 M74 M75
M76 M77 M78 M79

M80


M81
Bode's Galaxy

M82
M83 M84 M85
M86 M87 M88 M89 M90
M91 M92 M93 M94 M95
M96 M97 M98 M99 M100
M101 M102 M103 M104 M105
M106 M107 M108 M109 M110

BARNARD OBJECTS


Barnard 33
(Horsehead Nebula)

 

 

 

 

 
       

 

NGC OBJECTS


NGC 1973
Running Man Nebula

NGC 6960
Western Veil Nebula

NC6992
Eastern Veil Nebula

NGC 1499
California Nebula

NGC 7000
North America Nebula

NGC 7293
Helix Nebula

NGC 5128
Centaurus A