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June 25, 2015      

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 with Charge Coupled Device (CCD) sensors. But I have also used 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). Finally, I have a (solar system, lunar, other object catalog).

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 

                    
NGC 5068 and 5084 in Virgo M98 in Coma Berenices NGC 5033 in Canes Venatici   NGC 4038 and NGC 4039 in Corvus NGC 3953 and Abell 1387 in Ursa Major NGC 4088 and 4085 in Ursa Major M99 in Coma Berenices 
M67_FR3_SGIR.jpg (55578 bytes)
M109 in Ursa Major   Sharpless 235 in Auriga IC 447 Region in Monoceros M67 - King Cobra Cluster  M46 M47 Pupis LDN 1622 in Orion vdB16 LBN746 and the LDN1452 Region
Barnard 18  in Taurus LBN 688 in Aries LDN 1495 and LBN 782 in Taurus IC 1985 - Barnard 3 and 4 in Perseus NGC 1245 in Perseus NGC 225 and vdB 4 Sharpless 135 and NGC 7261 
Sharpless 154 and vdB 154 in Cepheus Sharpless 140 in Cepheus  Sharpless 132 in Cepheus Southern Cygnus Loop NGC 6914 Region in Cygnus LBN 265 in Cygnus LBN 302 Region in Cygnus
SH2-115 and 116 in Cygnus  LBN 468 in Cepheus LBN 315 Region in Cygnus LDN 1217 and vdB 152  in Cepheus NGC 7023 and Sharpless 136 Barnard 150 Cepheus IC 1287 in Scutum
Abell 2151 - Hercules Galaxy Cluster LDN 673 in Aquila NGC 6503 in Draco LDN 204 in Ophiuchus NGC 5792 in Libra LBN 19 Region in Serpens NGC 4395 in Canes Venatici
M58 Region in Virgo LBN 406 in Draco LBN 1036 and NGC 2353 in Monoceros M49 Region in Virgo M53 in Coma Berenices  NGC 2467 in Puppis    NGC 2683 in Lynx

 

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