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November 14, 2019      

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. 

 

RECENT IMAGES 

                    
LBN 458, 460, 462 in Lacerta IC 1470 (Sh2-156) Region  Sharpless 2-119 in Cygnus   Sharpless 104 and DWB 16, 18 Sharpless 82, LBN 128 and 129 Serpens Cloud Star Forming Region and LDN 583 NGC 6340, IC 1251, IC 1254
LDN 137 and LDN 141 LBN 36 and LBN 37 in Serpens NGC 4365 Region in Virgo NGC 5248 in Bootes NGC 4559 in Coma Berenices    NGC 4631 and 4656 in Canes Venatici     Coddington's Nebula - IC 2574
LBN 923 Region and vdB33 NGC2506 (Melotte 80, Collinder 170)  LBN 878 and Barnard 35 LBN 786 Region and Barnard 208 LBN 748 in Perseus MBM 56 Molecular Cloud LBN 816 Region and LDN 1536
NGC 772 in Aries Molecular Clouds in Lacerta LBN 654 and 
LBN 561
Sharpless 150 and vdB 154 NGC 7463, NGC 7464, NGC 7465 LBN 438 in Lacerta LDN 989, 974 and Open Clusters NGC 7062, 7067
IC 1369, SH1-89 in Cygnus NGC 7331 and Deer Lick Group IC 4701 and NGC 6596 in Sagittarius NGC 6384 in Ophiuchus LBN325, 326, SNR G082.2+5.3 NGC 6140 in Draco NGC 5850 and 5846 in Virgo
 Horsehead and Flame Nebulas in Orion   IC 4603 and IC 4604 in Ophiuchus   NGC 5078 and NGC 5101 in Hydra vdB 96 and LBN 1059 NGC 3184 in Ursa Major   M63 - Sunflower Galaxy in Canes Venatici   M81 in Ursa Major
IC 405 Region in Auriga LBN 777, Barnard 207 in Taurus NGC 1491 in Perseus  LBN 575, 573 in Cepheus LDN 1251, 1247 in Cepheus  NGC 7790 and NGC 7788 in Cassiopeia LBN 535 and vdB 149, 150

 

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