The second nearest globular cluster.
A very young cluster near the Southern Cross.
The brightest star in the smallest constellation.
The Coalsack is probably the most prominent dark nebula in our skies.
Located at 60° South, the Jewel Box (in Crux) is one of those southern gems which I keep returning to but … More
Above – Milky Way in Carina, Crux, Circinus and Centaurus. A region which is rich with stars and interesting objects. Top … More
Some of my recent astro-images with the Canon 60D camera – no telescope and no light pollution filter. The star … More
Acrux, also known as Alpha Crucis is the brightest star of the constellation of Crux, the Southern Cross. It is … More
Some unguided (hence short exposure) wide field images taken with my Canon 60D and Sigma 50mm f/1.8 lens: All images … More
Wide field views are just as much a part of astronomy as telescopes are and anyone can do astronomy with … More
Some single stars and double stars, imaged by me in 2012. Click on any image to enlarge. All images © … More
Star clusters M45 (Pleiades) in Taurus, M37 in Auriga and the Jewel Box NGC4555 in Crux. Emission Nebula in Eta … More
2015-05-09 Jewel Box 90 sec 2000mm f/10 ISO 6400-1000 (two images stacked). Having converted my Meade LX90 telescope mount from … More
This beautiful and bright comet was visible early in 2013: All images © R.Powell