M104, the Sombrero – an attractive target for amateur astronomers; an edge-on spiral galaxy with an emphatic dark dust lane
A Supernova in Galaxy NGC 4647
Crescent Moon in the Sunset
The visually brightest, most massive and largest globular cluster in the sky.
The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83
M78, a fan-shaped ‘reflection’ nebula in Orion…
Caldwell 90, in Carina
A Poem about the search for intelligent life in the Universe
Poor old M43, overlooked and neglected.
The Clouds Finally Part…… 🌧🌧 It’s been a full month since I’ve had the opportunity to go outside with my … More
Star Trails in the Octans constellation.
A Star within the Eta Carina Nebula Image exposure: 45.75 min Image field of view: 23.9 x 16 arcmin Image … More
Camera :ZWO ASI071 Exposure:300 x 2 sec., stacked Image date:2022-02-09 Which is the first star to become visible after sunset? … More
Camera :Canon 60D, 50mm. Exposure:25 sec, f/7.1, ISO160 Image date:2022-02-10 One night I got a perfect sky for astronomy. The … More
I found the Webb Telescope from here in Macarthur!
A rare break in the weather enabled me to capture this elegant looking planetary nebula.
Planetary Nebulae are pretty darn’ small in the telescope.
Cloud Strikes Recent summers here in Sydney have often been cloudy and wet – and this summer is following the … More
A fine barred spiral galaxy in Fornax
A rare visitor to the inner Solar System.
8,100 light years away
Deep Sky Post 1 of 3 (Solar System) Post 2 of 3 (Deep Sky) Click on any image to view … More
Deep Sky An annual review of my best deep sky (beyond the Solar System) images. Thanks for looking! Post 1 … More
Moon & Planets A reprise of my best Solar System images taken during the year. What! No Comet Leonard? Well … More
This is what a supernova explosion looks like after nearly a thousand years have passed!
A golden Moonrise.
Caldwell 109 Apparent magnitude: +10.1 Apparent dimensions: 40″ x 35″ Constellation: Chamaeleon At the considerable distance of 5,500 light years, … More
NGC 1535 Object type: Planetary Nebula Apparent magnitude: +9.4 Apparent dimensions: 0.8 x 0.7 arc-mins Constellation: Eridanus “Cleopatra’s Eye” is … More
Planetary Nebula NGC 246, Caldwell 56 Apparent magnitude: +10.4 Apparent dimensions: 4.0 x 3.5 arc minutes Constellation: Cetus Image exposure: … More
The seventh planet from the Sun.
Planetary Nebula NGC 7009
From Alt-Az to Equatorial My Meade LX-90 telescope has been with me for thirteen years. It was my second telescope … More
The eighth and outermost planet
Planetary Nebula NGC 7293.
My sharpest image so far…
A twilight view of Mercury, Spica & Venus with the asteroid Vesta in attendance.
Io Casts a Shadow
The Small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 292
Omega Nebula, M17
In the constellation of Sagittarius
NGC 346 and more in the Small Magellanic Cloud
A colossal star-forming emission nebula in the southern constellation of Scorpius
Open Star Cluster
Planetary Nebula in Scorpius
Emission Nebula in Sagittarius
The ‘Fine Ring’ Nebula
NGC 3918 in Centaurus
Why do we only see Venus in the West?
A unique planetary nebula in Scorpius
Kids questions about the Moon.
A good time for planets.
Dark Nebula in the Eta Carinae Nebula
The Lobster Nebula
A Comet in Octans Exposure: 12 Minutes Field of View: 19.4 x 19.4 arcmin Image date: 2021-06-12 It’s not often … More
Setting in the West
A Distant Globular Cluster in Apus
NGC 6334, an emission nebula in Scorpius
26th May 2021
26th May 2021
Part of the Running Chicken Emission Nebula
Why no stars?
An open cluster in Cancer….
A galaxy in Cancer….
An open cluster in Carina…astro-imaging
A globular cluster in the southern constellation of Musca
NGC 2682 Constellation: Cancer Magnitude: +6.9 Diameter: 19 light years. Apparent size: 25 arc min Distance: 2600 light years. Open Clusters … More
M105 & Friends
Moonset projected on Arts Cenre
Sunset on the Moon
The Omicron Velorum Cluster IC 2391.
The Rosette emission nebula in Monoceros
The Running Chicken Emission Nebula