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April 9, 2017      

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). 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.



NGC 4654 and NGC 4639 Barnard 213 216 217 218 vdB 31 in Auriga Barnard 22 and TMC-1 NGC 1579 Region in Perseus IC 59 and IC 63 in Cassiopeia Sharpless 188 in Cassiopeia
CED 214 in Cepheus - Cassiopeia  Abell 85, CTB 1 in Cassiopeia Sharpless 63 in Sagittarius NGC281 in Cassiopeia   M45 Pleiades in Taurus NGC457 - Owl Cluster NGC 663 and NGC 654 in Cassiopeia
Sharpless 64 in the Great Rift Sharpless 172 and 173 in Cassiopeia LBN 453 and 445 in Cepheus Sharpless 87 and 88 in Vulpecula Sharpless 89 and 90 in VulpeculaS vdB 123 in Serpens Sharpless 36 and NGC 6070 in Serpens
LBN552 in Cepheus LDN 1228 and LBN 550 in Cepheus LBN 20 in Ophiuchus NGC 5905 5907 5908 in Draco M88 in Coma Berenices   NGC 2420 in Gemini   Holmberg 124 and NGC 2805
NGC 3166 Galaxy Group M50 and vdB 87 in Monoceros   PN G164.8+31.1 Planetary Nebula in Lynx Barnard 11, 12, 13 Sharpless 187 in Cassiopeia  NGC 1087 NGC 1090 in Cetus   M38  Region in Auriga 
IC 342 in Camelopardalis   LBN656 in Cassiopeia  Pegasus I Galaxy Cluster NGC 7497 and MBM54 Sharpless 162 (Bubble) Region in Cassiopeia M15 in Pegasus  IC 5146 Region - Cygnus
NGC 6992 and 6995 "Network Nebula"  LBN 437 in Lacerta  IC 1318A (Northwest) in Cygnus   DWB-118 "Propeller Nebula" - Cygnus  M17 Region in Sagittarius  Sharpless 60 Region in Scutum LBN 331 in Cygnus


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