The second nearest globular cluster.
A break in the clouds reveals the Moon and two planets.
A very young cluster near the Southern Cross.
The Small Sagittarius Star Cloud, M24.
98 million light years away.
M27 is known as the Dumbbell Nebula or the Apple Core Nebula.
The third brightest globular cluster in the sky
Twelve million light years away.
The Trifid Nebula M20 in Sagittarius.
A fine globular cluster near the Small Magellanic Cloud.
A nearby triple star system.
Proxima Centauri, a tiny faint red M type star.
A southern planetary nebula, located just 9° from the South Celestial Pole.
Planetary nebula M57.
The Gabriela Mistral Nebula & the Gem star cluster.
A globular cluster, 30° from the South Celestial Pole.
M83 two hour exposure.
Where’s the supernova??
A galaxy with a very prominent symmetrical dust ring, seen about 6° from edge-on.
The most remarkable objects in the Southern sky.
Designation: Messier 78 & NGC 2068, in the constellation of Orion. Visual magnitude: +8.3 Apparent size: 8 x 6 arc-minutes. Diameter: … More
Designation: NGC 1433 in constellation of Horologium. Visual magnitude: +10 Apparent size: 6.2 x 3.0 arc-minutes. Diameter: 49,000 light years. Distance: 27 … More
Designation: NGC 2070, Caldwell 103, in constellation of Dorado. Visual magnitude: +5.0 Apparent size: 40 x 25 arc-minutes. Diameter: 1833 light years. … More
Object Details: Designation: M42, NGC 1976 Constellation: Orion Visual … More
Object Details: Designation: NGC 1365 Constellation: Fornax Visual magnitude: +9.6 … More
Object Details: Designation: M15, NGC 7078 Constellation: Pegasus Visual magnitude: +6.2 Apparent size: 18′ … More
Deep in the Southern sky, right next to the Small Magellanic Cloud and just 18° from the South Celestial Pole, lies this … More
It’s another clear night sky as I write this – but the Moon is full and it’s not a good time to be … More
What’s so special about this galaxy? Well, it’s the longest exposure I’ve ever taken (over two hours) but that’s not … More
Messier 16, generally known as the Eagle Nebula, in Serpens is simply one of the best nebulae in the sky. … More
No doubt about it – the largest, most massive and most glorious Milky Way globular cluster in the entire sky is … More
47 Tucanae is a spectacular globular cluster, one of the best in the sky – and easily seen with the … More
This is M33, a neighbouring spiral galaxy which is the third largest in our Local Group and only slightly further … More
The Trifid Nebula, M20 and open cluster M21. An attempt to improve on my first image, in black and white, … More
Object: NGC 5128, a peculiar galaxy – possibly the result of two merged galaxies – bisected by a very prominent … More
NGC 5139, the huge globular cluster Omega Centauri. A favourite object to image and a natural subject for my first … More
2016-06-06: Omega Centauri, 60sec, 2000mm, f/10, 0.62 Reducer, ISO 6400. Not my first image of this amazing globular cluster – … More
This planetary nebula, the Dumbbell, is a fairly easy target in my 8″ telescope. Even on a Moonlit public night … More
The Ring Nebula, also known as Messier 57, is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Lyra. It is what … More
Another image from the front driveway. NGC 3115 is an ‘edge on’ lenticular galaxy, apparent size 7.2 x 2.4 arc-minutes … More
The Tarantula Nebula. 2016-02-08 NGC2070 19x30s 2000mm f/10 ISO 3200 All images © R.Powell
Orion contains the famous Orion Nebula (M42), the Flame Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula: All images © R.Powell
I photographed these deep sky objects during 2012. Click an image to enlarge and go to slideshow: All images © … More
Star clusters M45 (Pleiades) in Taurus, M37 in Auriga and the Jewel Box NGC4555 in Crux. Emission Nebula in Eta … More
The Orion Nebula, Messier 42, is a bright emission nebula, visible to the naked eye above Orion’s Belt, here in … More
. I belong to Macarthur Astronomical Society and some of my images (and those of other members) were projected … More
2015-12-31 Orion Region 2min 18mm f/2.8 ISO 1000 Testing my new Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer camera mount, last night I achieved … More
A planetary nebula (a star that is dying), two star clusters, a globular cluster containing millions of stars and an … More
With the Moon now absent during the evening at last, I had a go at finding Comet Catalina, at about 50 … 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
Some more astro-images I have taken over the last month, including a telescopic image of the amazing Orion Nebula (M42); … More