Messier 88 & Local Galaxies
This is a cropped version of this image. Taken 121114 at 1100 UTC from a 600 second single LRGB set with a Takahashi ED-106 Telescope from Mayhill New Mexico
The Great Orion Nebula
This was imaged on 120814 shortly before midnight with a large Planewave 24 inch astrograph telescope from a single set of 2 minute LRGB Filters. The Moon was at 93 percent illumination. This telescope has a high pixel resolution and with the imager has a narrower field of view thus you can see deep into Orion.
This is a barred spiral galaxy 56 million light years away in the constellation of Fornax. The core has a black hole and is 50" x 40" for the actual core size.. The spiral arms curve extends north and south. and east and west..The galaxy is at least twice the size of our own Milky Way.
This was image on the Planewave CDK-700 Telescope 27 inch from 4x 300 second images unguided (1) each from LRGB. in Austrailia ; Sliding Springs. The pixel scale is 0.545 arcsec/pixel
The Leo Tripplet
Imaged on 041515 & 041615 at 0500 UTC from 25 90 second images at ISO 1000 with Huetch Canon 6D Camera.
Here are interstellar clouds of dust depicted in the constellation Cepheus 1,300 light years away. Within the Iris dusty nebula material surround hot young stars. The dominant color of the reflective surface is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. Central filaments of the dusty clouds glow with a faint reddish photoluminesence as some dust grains effectively convert the star's invisible ultraviolet radiation to visible red light The pretty blue petals of the Iris Nebula span about six light-years.
The Running Man
Imaged on 011415 with my new IDAS-D1 filter with the Hyperstar III lens and the Canon T2i full spectrum camera. I was able to increase ISO setting from my home for the very first time to ISO 800 using the filter. This was a 90 second unguided exposure.
The Eyes Galaxy
The Tarantula Nebula
30 Doradus lies within the Large Magellenic Cloud. It's diameter is a staggering 3,000 light years across and its core has a mass of 1 million suns dwarf. NGC 2070 has undergone massive star bursts beginning 2 million years ago.. The honeycombed appearence suggests a series of giant shells surrounding cavities. The shells are formed by stellar winds from powerful OB stars gone supernova
This was imaged on 121914 at 0200 UTC using The Planewave CDK 700 Telescope from a single 600 second image in Ha.