The Bubble Nebula and M52, an open cluster of stars
Sadr, the bright star in Cygnus with Nebulae Sh2-108 and IC1318
IC1805 also known as Sh2-190. A faint nebula in a lovely region. This is 70 minutes so far, but needs much more.
The Pinwheel galaxy and a little object known as NGC5474.
Better known as the Eagle nebula.
Our local neighbour in Andromeda. 80ED @f/7.5. ISO1600.
Nebula IC410. 72 minutes ISO800 with 80ED @ f/5
Sh2_101, fairly bright nebula in Cygnus.
A large hydrogen alpha emission region in the middle of Cygnus.
M33, nearby neighbour of the much more famous and larger Andromeda Galaxy. 1 3/4 hours with 8" SNT, about the same again needed.
The Horse Head Nebula in Orion. The bright star is Alnitak the left hand star of the belt. The image is rotated 90deg anti-clockwise, as usual, to show the 'head' erect. 1hr 50min exposure.
This lovely region of Gemini has to the left the star n Gemini with Sh2_249 (IC444) and on the right the star mu Gemini with Sh2_248 (IC443); the Jellyfish nebula. A very pretty blue reflection nebula at the top of this frame completes the picture.
Our nearest neighbour, and of similar size to the 'Milky Way' galaxy. 120EQ at f/5, modified 40D and UHC_S filter, 10x6 minute subs. This is the full frame image.
NGC6888 in Cygnus. 4" Skywatcher and Meade Olll filter. 16x3min subs at 1600ISO, modified Canon 20D.
One half of the Veil nebula, the Eastern Veil. A star that exploded a long time ago.
Bode's galaxy in Ursa Major.
Lovely emission nebula, not all of it on this frame.
The Great Orion Nebula. 80ED @ f/7.5. 80 minutes at ISO800
Combination of 64 minutes RGB and 65 minutes Ha. 80ED reduced to f/5.
The Dumbell Nebula, M27. Taken with an 8" reflector and a 7nm Ha filter with my trusty modified 20D. 2 1/2 hours of exposure in 6 minute subs, RGB image converted to Luminance.
Comet Holmes, about the size of the full moon with the bright centre just visible to the naked eye. This normally very dim object " exploded" and brightened about a million times 2 weeks ago. It is an amazing sight even in binoculars.
M27; a planetary nebula known as the Dumbbell. This is a LRGB image combining 2 1/2 hours of Ha light for the luminance and 2 hrs for the RGB. Taken with the 8" SNT at prime focus.
The Seven Sisters or Pleiades group of stars. New stars shining on the remains of the gas from which they came.
A 'Guest Star' was reported in the East in 1054, we now know it as the Crab Nebula. It is an exploded star which has grown to this size in the last 950 odd years.
The Great Orion Nebula, one of the few visible to the unaided eye. 2 sets of images combined, 10x6 minutes and 10x30 seconds. 120Equinox at f/5 and modified 40D, UHC_S filter to reduce sky-glare.