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September 27, 2023      

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.  




Sh2-113 and Sh2-114 - Flying Dragon NGC 3953 Region Sh2-86, NGC 6820, NGC 6823, Lan 21 (PN) M81 and M82 - Mosaic NGC 1060 and NGC 1066 IC 5068 in Cygnus  LBN10, 11, 15, 18, 19 and LDN134, 169, 183 Region
NGC 678, 680, 691, 694, and 
Arp 31
NGC 467 NGC 470 NGC 474 LBN 635, 636,
LDN 1340
M12 in Ophiuchus  NGC 672 and IC 1727 - A Galaxy Pair NGC 6232, 6236, 6248 - A Galaxy Trio LBN 634 and LDN 1333 Region
NGC 7640 with Faint Foreground Cirrus NGC 5899 with NGC 5893, 5895, 5896, 5900 Christmas Tree Cluster - NGC 2264   NGC 5921 in Serpens    NGC 1333 and   vdB 16 Region NGC 5434 and HDC 843, 846 Galaxy Groups NGC 3686 Group and Abell 1264 Galaxy Cluster
vdB 14 and 15 in Sh2-202 Region M106 with Ha Jets in Canes Venatici   vdB 7, 8, 9 and LDN 1355, 1357 NGC 2903 in Leo  Sh2-157 "Lobster Claw" Region 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


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