We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

— Oscar Wilde

Astrophotography

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

NGC3587

Taken from Whiting, NJ between 10 pm and 1 am March-14,15-2012 it is a combined guided 160 min exposure; 30 min G, 30 min B, 35 min Red, 65 min Lum. in MaximDL and PS CS4.

NGC3587

M1 CRAB NEBULA

Taken 2-1-12 from my back yard thru my 111EDT using the Starlight Xpress SXVR-H9. Wanted to get two hours imaging in, but the guider started to give me problems after 8 5min images. Of the eight 6 were good due to the guiding. This image of the Crab Nebula is 6-5min images combined in MaximDL and slight process in Photoshop CS4.  Located in the constellaion Taurus M1 was created from a supernova explosion in July 1054 (fireworks anyone?).  It is 6,500 years away and 11 lys across.

M1 CRAB NEBULA

Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula with Couguar. The nebula is in the constellation Monoceros. This was taken with a CCD camera on Dec 25th 2011. The total exposure through an H-Alpha filter took 1.75 hours.

Rosette Nebula

m33

M33 taken with SXVF_H18 2x2 5X15 for a 75min Luminance from Whiting, NJ. on November 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm.

m33

nebulosity near Sadr (Cygnus)

Two hour h-alpha image of nebulosity near Sadr, the central star in Cygnus TOA-130 at F/7 and SXVH9 camera.

nebulosity near Sadr (Cygnus)

Andromeda Galaxy

M31 taken thru AstroTech 111edt 11-6-11, 5x11 guided exposures color combined in MaximDL5 and processed in Photoshop CS4, trial image taken with SXVR-H18 Starlight Xpress ccd. From Whiting, New Jersey where the sky is so clear you can count the stars in the Milky Way !

Andromeda Galaxy

Bubble

The bubble nebula between Cepheus and Cassiopea this late October. One hour image in H-Alpha light. Twenty minutes each in Red Green and blue light.

Bubble

the little ghost of Cassiopea

Nebula near Caph in Cassiopea taken one week  before Halloween..

the little ghost of Cassiopea

The Cave

The Cave Nebula last night in Cepheus.

The Cave

Pelican Island

Section of nebulosity between the N. American and the Pelican. 1 hour h-alpha and sixty minutes total combined RGB. 5" f/7 refractor, SXHV9 Starlight camera.

Pelican Island