The North American below and The Pelican Nebula above are depicted in this frame. The entire emission nebula extends across the sky 4 degrees , which is at a distance of 1,900 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. The large gap between the 2 nebula is known as LDN 935. The dark nebula lies at the front of the North American nebula and it blocks the light behind it..
This was imaged on 091215 from 18 3 minute unguided images at 560mm F2 with a hyperstar Celestron C11. The camera is a Hutech Canon 6D camera and the mount is a Losmandy G11 Gemini II Mount with a special RA worm from Ovision of Paris France.
The Helix Nebula imaged from The Chiefland Star Party on 111115 from 8 2 minute subexposures at ISO 400 with a Hutech Canon 6D camera.
The Tarantula Nebula
Imaged on 121314 from a Planewave CDK 700 Telescope using itelescope.net's T-27 powerful imager from a single RGB Set of 300 seconds each.
The Tarantula Nebula is a large region of ionized gas surrounding a collection of newly formed stars at the eastern end of The Large Magellanic Cloud. Hydrogen gas are formed around the hot young massive stars and is ionized by their ultraviolet radiation and glows as it recombines
The spindly arms of The Tarantula Nebula surrounds a star cluster that contains some of the brightest and most massive stars known which is located in the central core of NGC 2070.
The Tarantula Nebula's luminosity is so great that if it were as close to Earth as the Orion Nebula, the Tarantula Nebula would cast shadows on the Earth. It is 160,000 light years from the Sun while for comparisons Orion Nebula is 1,344 light years away.
The Tarantula Nebula can only be seen from the southern sky's of Australia, and it is located in the constellation of Dorado
North American Nebula
Imaged with Takahashi ED-106 from a single 600 second exposure using an Ha filter
This was imaged about 2 years ago using a Planewave 20 inch telescope from Austrailia. This is a composite of an LRGB image of 300 seconds each.
Imaged from 112014 on a .6 meter Planewave telescope using 300 second captures of LRGB. RGB is binned 2. A very fascinating object. the colors are very beautiful from an example of a reflection , emission, and dark nebula all in one.. This is located in the constellation Perseus. Blue light from the central star is scattered by the surrounding dust . Focal patches of hydrogen gas is glowing in reddish- brown light, representing Ha emission induced by ultraviolet light. The gas structure shows examples of recent collapse and fragmented molecular clouds leading to clustered mode of star formation observed in the nebula.
Also a series of cavities and shells may exist by the blown out from the overflow of infant protostars.
The Rosette Nebula imaged 100915 from 12 3 minute unguided exposures at f2 560mm with a Celestron C11 configured for hyperstar imaging. Camera used is a Hutech Canon 6D camera for all of my imaging during 2015. Mount used is a Losmandy G11 Gemini II Mount.
The Andromeda Galaxy M31 imaged on 100915 from 36 3 minute subexposures at Heppner OHV Park.
NGC 253 Imaged at The Chiefland Star Party on 111115 from a stack of 6 2 minute subs using a Hutech Canon 6D camera with a Celestron C11 at f2 560mm using a Hyperstar III Lens. Mount is a Losmandy G11 Gemini II Mount.
" The Iris Nebula"
The Markarian Chain imaged on 041615 & 041715 from 25 90 second subs at ISO 1000 with a Huetch Canon 6D camera.
The Crescent Nebula
Left over from an exploding remnant star in the constellation Cygnus. Image captured from my celestron C11 with Hyperstar III lens at F2 520mm using my Full Spectrum Canon T2i camera.
This is from a stack of about 16 subs ranging from 60 seconds to 3 minutes unguided.
The Orion Nebula Messier 42
This was imaged from my backyard on 011514 from a single 90 exposure at ISO 800 with a Canon T2i full spectrum camera at F2 520mm with a Hyperstar III lens attached to the Celestron C11's primary mirror. The mount is a Losmandy G11 with Gemini II.
To the right of M42 is The Running Man NGC 1977
" The Soul Nebula"
Messier 78 imaged from 17 subexposures of 3 minutes each from Heppner Oregon Ohv Park 101115
NGC 5474 Face On Spiral Galaxy
NGC 5477 Dwarf Galaxy
edge on Lenticular Galaxy
Messier 78 The Diffuse Nebula. This was imaged from a single set of LRGB of 300 seconds each using the Planewave CDK 700 Astrograph
The Elephant Trunk
" The Orion Nebula"
This is a closeup of the The Pelican Nebula imaged when taking NGC 7000 with hyperstar camera.
The Pinwheel Galaxy & NGC Galaxies
The data is the same as the close up of M101 from this page, but not cropped so the NGC's can be seen.
Bodes Galaxy & The Cigar Galaxy
My first long image run of the pair imaged with my Canon T2i Full Spectrum Camera from 1.5 hours of collecting the photons on 021715
The Bubble Nebula
Imaged from Hardman Oregon from 212 sub-exposures of 1 minute each unguided at F10 2800mm with the Celestron C11 at the OHV Park under extreme dark sky's. Camera used is the Hutech Canon 6D Camera at ISO 1600. Mount is the Losmandy G11 Gemini II Mount.
NGC 7635 is about 11,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. The bubble is 10 light years across. It was created by a fierce stellar wind from the hot, young massive stellar star, which has been blasted out the structure of glowing gas against denser material in a surrounding molecular cloud. The nebula is being energized by the hot central star, causing it to glow.
Messier 45 " The Seven Sisters" imaged on 101115 from 12 subs 4 minutes each unguided at ISO400 with The Hutech Canon 6D camera. Using my same personal equipment .
The Ring Nebula M57 is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation Lyra. The object is formed when a shell of ionized gas is expelled into the surrounding intersellar medium by a red giant star and then passes into a white dwarf.
Imaged on 061515 with a Huetch Canon 6D camera from 36 sub-exposures of 1 minute each unguided at ISO 1600 using a Celestron C11 at F10 2800mm.
Just to the northwest of The Ring Nebula is the faint barred spiral galaxy IC 1296. This barred spiral is at mag. 14.8 and at an astounding 221 million light years away ; while the Ring Nebula is just 2,300 light years away.
The most distant galaxy's ever recorded by an amateur astronomer. This is a group of a highly concentrated galaxy cluster of 400 members in the constellation of Corona Borealis. To me this is my greatest accomplishment since I started my quest in astrophotography to image such a distant cousin so far, far, away. It is such a humbled experience to take this all in. Toward the out edges of our own solar system were looking at light from 1 to 1.5 billion years ago The cluster is very faint and centered in the middle of the image I took from a very very clear, cloudless night with no winds
Imaged on my new Huetch Canon 6D camera from 3 3 minute unguided exposures at F1.8 520mm with a hyperstar III lens attached to the Canon 6D.
The mount is a Losmandy G11 Gemini II mount with special RA worm gear by Ovision of Paris France.
NGC 5484, 5485, 5486
The Crab Nebula left over from a supernova remnant explosion. Imaged on 021615 in Sedro Woolley WA at the Riverfront Park.
" The Heart Nebula"
This is my latest image of The Eagle Nebula Messier 16 taken on 4 consecutive days of July 14th ,15th, 16th & 17th 2015. This was imaged on my Celestron C11 at 2800mm F10 from a combined 116 sub-exposures at about 45 to 60 seconds each unguided. The camera used is a Huetch Canon 6D modified with filters removed for increase red sensitivity. The mount is a Losmandy G11 Gemini II Mount.
This was imaged at Heppner Oregon in The Blue Mountains up 4,000 feet at the OHV Park.
The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region. The region of active current star formation is about 7,000 light-years distance. A spire of gas coming off the nebula in the northeastern part is 9.5 light -years or about 90 trillion kilometers long.
The brightest star in the nebula ( HD 168076) has an apparent magnitude of +8.24. It is actually a binary star formed of an O3.5v star plus an O7.5 companion.
The cluster associated with the nebula has approximately 460 stars, the brightest of spectral class O, a mass of roughly 80 solar masses, and a luminosity up to 1 million times that of the Sun. Its age has been estimated to be 1-2 million years.
The descriptive names reflect impressions of the shape of the central pillar rising from the southeast into the central luminous area. The name " Star Queen Nebula" was introduced by Robert Burnham, Jr., reflecting his caracterization of the central pillar as the Star Queen shown in silhouette.
The Pinwheel Galaxy
Imaged on 021615 and 022215 from my Celestron C11 with Hyperstar III lens at F2 520mm attached to the Canon T2i Full Spectrum Camera. I retrieved the data and stacked in Deep Sky Stacker from 86 combined images of 90 seconds to 2 minutes each unguided totaling 2 hours image time for these captured runs..
M101 has a diameter of 170,000 light years and it is 70 percent larger then the Milky Way and is approximately 22 million light years away.
M101 is noted for a high level of H II regions which are large and bright. H II regions accompany enormous clouds of high density molecular hydrogen gas and contract under their own gravitational force where stars form.
The Triangulum Galaxy M33 imaged on 091115 from 15 3 minute unguided exposures at F2 560mm with a hyperstar Celestron C11 , using a Hutech Canon 6D camera.
Imaged on 110116 from a single 30 second exposure using a Celestron C14 with a Canon T6 Camera. The winds were blowing high at 15 MPH thus I was unable to obtain subexposures.