Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.
Both are equally terrifying.

— Arthur C. Clarke

Spiral Galaxy

NGC2903 in Leo

NGC2903 in Leo

Magnitude 8.8 NGC2903 aka PGC 27077 locate in Leo. 11x6min exposures combined, raw image. The bright star in the image is magnitude 9.91 Tycho 1409.779. It has been a LONG WINTER, extremely cold and windy with very few clear skies to work with. (The secret of my job does not prevent me from knowing what I am doing.)

M64_LRGB

M64_LRGB

M64 aka NGC4826 located in Coma Berenices is an almost destroyed galaxy due to collision of 2 galaxies. The outer and inner regions, not like other galaxies, rotate in opposite directions and cause the birth of new star formations. The dark dust band gives this galaxy its name, "devils eye" or Black Eye Galaxy. April 7, 2012 Whiting, NJ, nearly full Moon low in the sky, AT111EDT, Celestron CGEM, Starlight Xpress SXVF-H9, guided with Lodestar, 5 min. intervals, 2 hours 35 min.s color combined in MaxIm DL5

Andromeda's core

Andromeda's core

Andromeda and companion from last October 2010. The images were sitting in my jump drive. Just got arount to process them today.

M104_Sombrero Galaxy

M104_Sombrero Galaxy

Joe Marzullo, Matthew McCuen and myself took a trip 20 minutes south of Whiting to Coyle Field in Woodland, NJ. The location is used for the US Army paratroopers training, looks like a very large field as in airport! To the south the trees are miles away making the horizon look treeless, no buildings, nothing to obstruct your view. The location is flat, and sandy, also used by model airplane flying. To the east and North there are normal trees but did not interfere with alignment. The clouds came in during the afternoon, and slowly hung around until late evening.