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January 28, 2018      

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.



LBN 575, 573 in Cepheus LDN 1251, 1247 in Cepheus  NGC 7790 and NGC 7788 in Cassiopeia LBN 535 and vdB 149, 150 NGC 7419 and Sharpless 154 in Cepheus LBN 223 and DWB 41 in Cygnus LBN 1122 in Libra
Cave Nebula SH2-155    DWB 192 and LBN 372, 375, 376 LBN 32, 35, 39 in Ophiuchus LDN 513 and 519 in Serpens LBN 1036 and NGC 2353 in Monoceros Sharpless 249 Region - Gemini NGC 4762 4754 4733 in Virgo
NGC 5945 in Bootes NGC 5746 and NGC 5740 in Virgo  NGC 4216 and NGC 4168 Region NGC 4261 Region in Virgo NGC 4371 and NGC 4429 in Virgo 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  


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