"When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes."

— William Shakespeare
Julius Cæsar

Astrophotography

The dark side of photography. Deep space and planetary imaging. Occasionally some day light pictures of the Sun.

The Trifid Nebula

The trifid nebula. Shot in H alpha light a earlier this week. Total exposure about one hour.

The Trifid Nebula

The omega nebula

The Omega Nebula shot over two nights this week.

About half hour in H-Alpha light and 10 minutes each in RGB

The omega nebula

The Pelican Nebula

THe pelican nebula a couple of nights ago, shot in Halpha 1/2 hour exposure.

The Pelican Nebula

Lagoon Nebula

Half hour image through H alpha filter of the Lagoon Nebula 

Lagoon Nebula

Eagle nebula

The Eagle Nebula in Sagittarius. 1.5 hour image H Alpha and RGB filters 

Eagle nebula

Crescent in Cygnus (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105)

The crescent nebula in Cygnus. Taken over two nights, first in H-Alpha light, then in filtered Red Green and Blue light. Total exposure 1.5 hours for the hydrogen alpha light and 15 minutes for each color.

The color light was taken last night, the H alpha a week prior. Both shot through a 5" f7 refractor from Verona on a crescent and subsequent first quarter moon nights. 

Crescent in Cygnus (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105)

Crescent in Cygnus

Crescent in Cygnus from Verona. 1.5 hours exposure.

Crescent in Cygnus

bubble in cassiopea

bubble in cassiopea

Bubble In Cassiopea

The bubble nebula in Cassiopea, also known as Caldwell 11.

Two hours H Alpha exposure through a 5" refractor and Starlight express CCD camera.

Bubble In Cassiopea

C/2011 L4 PANSTARR

Experimenting with PANSTARR L4 located near the dipper of Ursa Minor, 6x5min exposures with 30 sec delay between images, negative (inverted) image taken with Explore Scientific 127mm EDT carbon fiber telescope on CGEM DX mount "star" guided with Starlight Xpress Lodestar. 6-19-2013 10 pm

C/2011 L4  PANSTARR