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Astrophotography





I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoy creating them.

All of the photos here were taken from my suburban back yard, with various amateur astronomy equipment and cameras. Most of the images have descriptions of the objects and the equipment used to take the photos.

Before viewing these images you should make sure your monitor is calibrated correctly. The strip below contains 17 blocks ranging from black to white. You should be able to differentiate all 17 blocks. If the two darkest blocks look the same, increase the brightness setting of your monitor. If the two lightest blocks appear the same, decrease the brightness setting of your monitor. If you cannot differentiate the 17 blocks you may not be able to see these astrophotos correctly.

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M13, The Hercules Cluster
M13, The Hercules Cluster
Globular Cluster M15
Globular Cluster M15
Planetary Nebula M27
Planetary Nebula M27
M8 and M20 in Sagittarius
M8 and M20 in Sagittarius
M57, The Ring Nebula
M57, The Ring Nebula
Galaxy M94
Galaxy M94
Mare Nubium area
Mare Nubium area
Lunar closeup
Lunar closeup
Color-enhanced Moon
Color-enhanced Moon
The Moon
The Moon
Globular Cluster M3
Globular Cluster M3
M16, the Eagle Nebula
M16, the Eagle Nebula
M63 - the Sunflower Galaxy, with a new telescope
M63 - the Sunflower Galaxy, with a new telescope
M64, the Black Eye Galaxy
M64, the Black Eye Galaxy
M51 again
M51 again
M101 again
M101 again
Globular Cluster M3
Globular Cluster M3
The Sombrero Galaxy
The Sombrero Galaxy
Markarian's Chain
Markarian's Chain
The Leo Trio
The Leo Trio
NGC 3184 reprocessed
NGC 3184 reprocessed
NGC 3184
NGC 3184
Bode's Galaxy - M81
Bode's Galaxy - M81
M101
M101
M20, the Trifid Nebula
M20, the Trifid Nebula
M51
M51
NGC 2683
NGC 2683
M44, the Beehive Cluster
M44, the Beehive Cluster
M1, the Crab Nebula
M1, the Crab Nebula
Horsehead Nebula
Horsehead Nebula
M15, How Low Can You Go?
M15, How Low Can You Go?
Galaxy M74
Galaxy M74
Globular Cluster M15
Globular Cluster M15
IC 5146, the Cocoon Nebula
IC 5146, the Cocoon Nebula
M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
NGC 7331
NGC 7331
Jupiter - The Other Side
Jupiter - The Other Side
Jupiter
Jupiter
Hi-Res Moon
Hi-Res Moon
Solar Eclipse on Jupiter
Solar Eclipse on Jupiter
Silk purse or sow's ear?
Silk purse or sow's ear?
The Rosette Nebula
The Rosette Nebula
Wide field of the Orion region
Wide field of the Orion region
Comet C2014/Q2 (Lovejoy) animation
Comet C2014/Q2 (Lovejoy) animation
Comet C2014/Q2 (Lovejoy)
Comet C2014/Q2 (Lovejoy)
M13
M13
DSLR Astrophotography - How It's Done
:: DSLR Astrophotography - How It's Done ::
M1, The Crab Nebula
M1, The Crab Nebula
M27 again
M27 again
The Pillars of Creation
The Pillars of Creation
M57
M57
M13, new camera
M13, new camera
M17, The Swan Nebula
M17, The Swan Nebula
Globular Cluster M5
Globular Cluster M5
Globular Cluster M3
Globular Cluster M3
Jupiter, 8-Oct-2011
Jupiter, 8-Oct-2011
Jupiter, 7-Oct-2011
Jupiter, 7-Oct-2011
Globular Cluster M2, with unprocessed frames
Globular Cluster M2, with unprocessed frames
Pegasus I Galaxy Cluster
Pegasus I Galaxy Cluster
M81, Bode's Galaxy
M81, Bode's Galaxy
M31, the Andromeda Galaxy
M31, the Andromeda Galaxy
Another take on M42
Another take on M42
Orion Nebula again
Orion Nebula again
Horsehead and Flame Nebulas - the lost frames
Horsehead and Flame Nebulas - the lost frames
What is the moon made of?
What is the moon made of?
M15 Again
M15 Again
M33 Again
M33 Again
The Rosette Nebula
The Rosette Nebula
Galactic Grace and Calamity
Galactic Grace and Calamity
Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster
Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster
Jupiter and Moons
Jupiter and Moons
Jupiter Animation
Jupiter Animation
M57 Planetary Nebula - the Ring Nebula
M57 Planetary Nebula - the Ring Nebula
NGC 1977 reflection nebula - The Running Man
NGC 1977 reflection nebula - The Running Man
The Leo Trio
The Leo Trio
Markarian's Chain
Markarian's Chain
Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin)
Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin)
Comet 144P/Kushida
Comet 144P/Kushida
An asteroid  in the constellation Taurus, captured while imaging the Crab Nebula
An asteroid in the constellation Taurus, captured while imaging the Crab Nebula
Asteroid animation
Asteroid animation
M8 emission nebula - The Lagoon Nebula
M8 emission nebula - The Lagoon Nebula
B33 dark nebula (Horsehead nebula) and NGC 2023 reflection nebula (Flame nebula)
B33 dark nebula (Horsehead nebula) and NGC 2023 reflection nebula (Flame nebula)
M42 emission nebula - The Orion Nebula
M42 emission nebula - The Orion Nebula
M2 globular cluster
M2 globular cluster
M33 - Triangulum Galaxy
M33 - Triangulum Galaxy
M45 open cluster - The Pleiades
M45 open cluster - The Pleiades
The Andromeda Galaxy again
The Andromeda Galaxy again
M15 globular cluster
M15 globular cluster
NGC 6992 - Veil Nebula - supernova remnant
NGC 6992 - Veil Nebula - supernova remnant
Jupiter
Jupiter
M16 Nebula and Cluster
M16 Nebula and Cluster
Saturn again
Saturn again
M5 globular cluster
M5 globular cluster
Total Lunar Eclipse
Total Lunar Eclipse
M31, the Andromeda Galaxy
M31, the Andromeda Galaxy
Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
M15 globular cluster
M15 globular cluster
M2 globular cluster
M2 globular cluster
Moon again
Moon again
M27 (Dumbbell Nebula)
M27 (Dumbbell Nebula)
M13 again
M13 again
M13 HDR Test
M13 HDR Test
M57 (Ring Nebula)
M57 (Ring Nebula)
M13 globular cluster (Hercules Cluster)
M13 globular cluster (Hercules Cluster)
M57 planetary nebula (Ring Nebula)
M57 planetary nebula (Ring Nebula)
Luna
Luna
Saturn
Saturn
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae
Horsehead Nebula
Horsehead Nebula
M42 emission nebula (Orion Nebula)
M42 emission nebula (Orion Nebula)
M1 supernova remnant (Crab Nebula)
M1 supernova remnant (Crab Nebula)
M3 globular cluster
M3 globular cluster
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