NGC 346 and more in the Small Magellanic Cloud
98 million light years away.
Astronomy is exciting but can be even more rewarding when you research and document what you capture!
M83 two hour exposure.
The Coalsack is probably the most prominent dark nebula in our skies.
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: 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 5128, Caldwell 77; in Centaurus. Visual magnitude: +6.6 Apparent size: 26 x 20 arc-minutes. Diameter: 90,300 light years. … More
With no more images in the pipeline and the bushfire smoke worsening again in South West Sydney – and showing … More
Object Details: Designation: NGC 1365 Constellation: Fornax Visual magnitude: +9.6 … More
Object Details: Designation: NGC 7793 Constellation: Sculptor Visual magnitude: +9.2 Apparent size: 10.4′ x 6.0′ Diameter: 37,000 light … More
Object Details: Designation: NGC 7793 Constellation: Sculptor … More
A 46 minute exposure of the Andromeda galaxy, M31 – my first serious attempt to image this wonderful neighbour of … More
The “Sculptor Galaxy” NGC 253, also known as the “Silver Coin Galaxy”, is a bright local spiral galaxy, smaller than … More
Imagine yourself leaving Earth on a spaceship travelling at the speed of light. Yes, yes, I know it’s not possible … 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
Back in the day, before the inter-web thingy came along, I would buy astronomy magazines every month and gaze with … More
I devoted my most recent observing night with Macarthur Astronomical Society to galaxies. We were fortunate with the weather for … More
The LMC is a nearby small galaxy, 160,000 light years away. This negative image in black and white shows the Western … More
This is a face-on barred spiral galaxy in Fornax with a bright central core, 48 million light years from Earth. … More
Above: The Large Magellanic Cloud. Canon 60D on Star Adventurer mount, 24mm lens, 3 minutes, f4.5, ISO 1600, cropped. Following our visit … More
This image shows detail in a very small part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small satellite galaxy visible … More
The Fornax A galaxy – a huge bright lenticular galaxy (intermediate between a spiral and an elliptical) and also a … More
This is M33, a neighbouring spiral galaxy which is the third largest in our Local Group and only slightly further … More
This is a large barred tenth magnitude spiral galaxy, with a bright 50″ diameter core bisected by a dark dust … More
This is what a galaxy looks like from the inside! Taken in 2016, this wide-field image shows the glory of … More
Also known as the Sculptor Galaxy, NGC 253. A member of the Sculptor Group, it is slightly smaller than the … More
A nice edge-on barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Sculptor, somewhat smaller than our own Milky Way. NGC 55 … More
NGC 6822, Barnards Galaxy, is a dwarf galaxy in Sagittarius. It is classified as an “Irregular” type and it is … More
M104, a spiral galaxy in Virgo. Also known as NGC 4594, this galaxy is viewed approximately six degrees off its … More
Object: NGC 5128, a peculiar galaxy – possibly the result of two merged galaxies – bisected by a very prominent … More
2017-04-01 Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070, Caldwell 103) & the Large Magellanic Cloud 19x 15 sec (4.75 min) exposures at f/2.8, ISO … More
Some of my recent astro-images with the Canon 60D camera – no telescope and no light pollution filter. The star … More
Our nearest and biggest neighbour, M31, the Andromeda Galaxy at an elevation of just 14° above the horizon, which is … More
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Another image from the front driveway. NGC 3115 is an ‘edge on’ lenticular galaxy, apparent size 7.2 x 2.4 arc-minutes … More
Star clusters M45 (Pleiades) in Taurus, M37 in Auriga and the Jewel Box NGC4555 in Crux. Emission Nebula in Eta … More
. I belong to Macarthur Astronomical Society and some of my images (and those of other members) were projected … More
M31 never rises more than fifteen degrees above the horizon here in Sydney and every November in recent years I’ve … More
A night out in the field with some photos to prove it!