Category Archives: New Astrophotos

Gamma Cygni and NGC 6914

4 panel mosaic of the Sadr (Gamma Cygni) region including reflection nebula 6914 (to the right) Nebulosity around the constellation Cygnus is commonly imaged with narrowband filters which is especially good for isolating the hydrogen emission nebula. This image, however, is taken as broad … Continue reading

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IC5146 Cocoon Nebula Reprocess

Reprocessed some data from 2008. This image of the Cocoon was taken through a telescope and CCD camera that I helped develop, and it was one of those nights were everything was cooperating and the seeing was good.  I really … Continue reading

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Mt. Shasta Lenticular Clouds at Night

Captured August 30th from Little Mount Hoffman.  The night of August 29th-30th eventually clouded over.  But before it did, we were treated to some of Mount Shasta’s localized weather and lenticular clouds. Sony α7s ii and 35mm f/1.8 Zeiss. 10 … Continue reading

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NGC 1579 and Surrounding Dust Lanes

Here’s the first of my processed astrophotos from my Little Mount Hoffman imaging trip this year.  NGC 1579 is a faint, somewhat low contrast target, perfect for the excellent Bortle scale 2 darkness skies sitting over 7,300′ in elevation. NGC 1579 … Continue reading

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Messier 101

Messier 101 luminance only, just a few 5 minute shots with the Parsec 8300M under mediocre seeing conditions. My filter wheel started acting up and it’s basically time to upgrade camera and filter wheel!  I’m looking forward to getting the QHY16200 … Continue reading

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Releasing More Images

There are still many astroimages that I haven’t processed, or have processed but didn’t bother posting.  In an effort to revamp my own imaging effort, I will be releasing more images.  Some will be revisited, reprocessed, or simply posted for the first … Continue reading

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M81, M82 and NGC 3077

The shortest of the 3 images taken on the weekend of February 6th.  This is ordinarily a galaxy duo, but this particular frame also captures the more obscure NGC 3077 galaxy seen on the far bottom right. Just 10 x … Continue reading

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M101 Wide Field

This M101 Wide Field image also captures a few interesting background galaxies including NGC5422 (left) and NGC 5474 (right). This was a welcome return to astrophotography after a 3 month hiatus, which had already been a sparse year since July 2015. … Continue reading

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M33 Triangulum Galaxy

L 15 x 10 min, RGB 5-7 x 10 min each AP130GT f/6.3 Orion Parsec 8300M Taken in Siskiyou county near Modoc National Forest, CA This image of M33 Triangulum Galaxy was captured in September 2013 and reprocessed in June … Continue reading

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Coma Galaxy Cluster

This deep galaxy field was captured in February 2012 at Fremont Peak, CA using my refractor telescope. Although the Coma Galaxy Cluster is a fairly popular target, I was still amazed just how deep this galaxy field was, and how … Continue reading

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