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October 1, 2022      

Welcome to my website about astronomy and astrophotography. Like many others, I have enjoyed astronomy and observing the night sky. Much of my observing experience has been taking pictures of the many astronomical objects in our known universe. My website is a collection of the many pictures I have taken over the years. 

I have taken many of my pictures with optics ranging from DSLR lenses to amateur class astronomical telescopes. The cameras I use are mostly dedicated astronomical cameras - currently using cameras with CMOS sensors. I have used Charge Coupled Device (CCD) sensors and also a Cannon 350D DSLR camera. For some of my older images I have used webcams modified for long exposure use. I have dedicated a separate section of this website for DSLR astrophotography.

There are many images  on this site. I have deliberately left earlier images, even though they may be of poorer quality, simply because they represent the observations I have made over the years. Some images are archived - particularly where I have re-imaged an object. Some older or replaced images are still available in Archives (available in sidebar). My most recent images are linked below for handy reference. Or you can browse the image galleries that are grouped by object types (Nebula, Galaxy, Cluster, etc.) (also available on sidebar). I also have a Miscellaneous Astro Gallery (solar system, lunar, other object catalogs).

Finally, one of the more gratifying results form my observations was the discovery of  a new nebula surrounding an eruptive variable star V900 Mon. A scientific paper by by staff of the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii was authored by Bo Reipurth, Colin Aspen, and G.H. Herbig. The discovery image is an image of LBN1022. The new nebula is located in the field of this image. A 2011 image of this region made by Adam Block shows this new nebula in greater detail. 

 

RECENT IMAGES 

                    
Orion East and OB1 Molecular Cloud Remnants Sh2-132 "Lion Nebula" Sh2-223 Region LBN 418 Region in Pegasus NGC2359 - Thor's Helmet   Sh2-129 and Ou4 MBM 7 and MBM 8 High Latitude Cirrus
NGC 891 and Abell 347 Galaxy Cluster NGC 660 Region in Pisces NGC 7479 and Molecular Clouds in Pegasus IC1396, Sh2-131 Region Barnard 169 and 170 Sh2-115 and 116 HOO M61 in Virgo
NGC 3521 in Leo vdB 126, LBN 133, LDN 768, 769, 772 NGC 6951 in Cepheus NGC 6946 - Fireworks Galaxy LDN 158, 148, 152, 162, 163 - Ophiuchus NGC 6173 and Galaxy Group 

HDC 952

NGC 5068 in Virgo
Sharpless 284 in Monoceros The Draco Nebula and MBM 42, MBM 43 NGC 2170 and the Monoceros R2 Star Forming Region NGC 5054 and NGC 5044 Sharpless 280 in Monoceros NGC 1499 Central Region LBN 749, Barnard 3, and LDN 1468
North American Nebula Region Crescent Nebula NGC 6888 and Soap Bubble     LBN 603,  

   LDN 1295  and   LDN 1296

NGC 1999, vdB 46, IC 430

LBN 534 and 

vdB 158

 NGC 5364  and  Abell 1809 in Virgo  NGC 5371 and Hickson 68
M95 and M96 in Leo   M65 and M66 in Leo NGC 2655, Arp 225 in Camelopardalis NGC 752 in Andromeda   (Wide) Abell 1060 Galaxy Cluster and Hickson 48 Eagle Nebula, M16, Sh2-49 NGC 2841 in Ursa Major  
NGC 4214, 4163, 4190 in Canes Venatici LBN 639 in Pisces NGC 7129 in Cepheus Supernova Remnant Sh2-224 LBN 174 Region Seagull Nebula Sh2-296, LBN 1033 BiColor LBN 762 in Aries

 

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