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
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
Planetary Nebula NGC 7009
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
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
A unique planetary nebula in Scorpius
M27 is known as the Dumbbell Nebula or the Apple Core Nebula.
A southern planetary nebula, located just 9° from the South Celestial Pole.
Amateur astro-photography is not always about imaging the most beautiful wide nebulae.
Designation: NGC 3211, in southern constellation of Carina. Visual magnitude: +10.7 Apparent size: 0.3 arc-minutes. Diameter: 0.5 light years. Distance: 6,700 … More
Designation: NGC 3132, Caldwell 74, in the constellation of Vela. Visual magnitude: +9.7 Apparent size: 1.0 x 0.7 arc-minutes. Diameter: 0.7 … More
One of the largest planetary nebula, with an apparent diameter about half the size of the Moon, the Helix Nebula is named after it’s … More
Death star. When an average G-type star like our Sun grows old, it uses up all its hydrogen, begins burning … More
Planetary nebulae are such beautiful and varied objects – and that’s what makes them so intriguing – plus the interesting … More
Following my recent post showing a well known planetary nebula (NGC 2438) in the open star cluster M46, I was … More
Messier 46 is a rich cluster of young stars with a beautiful ring shaped planetary nebula with three stars within … More
Located in Aquarius, the Helix Nebula is one of the best and largest planetary nebulae in the entire sky. It … More
This image is dedicated to my great friend John – a fellow Macarthur Astronomical Society member – who has taken … 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
I photographed these deep sky objects during 2012. Click an image to enlarge and go to slideshow: All images © … More
. I belong to Macarthur Astronomical Society and some of my images (and those of other members) were projected … More
A planetary nebula (a star that is dying), two star clusters, a globular cluster containing millions of stars and an … More
A night out in the field with some photos to prove it!
I enjoyed a Lunar eclipse here in Australia tonight (8th October 2014). The weather was not very suitable for astronomy. It … More
We experienced another occultation of Saturn by the Moon on 4th August 2014. This image was obtained by my Canon 60D … More
A planetary nebula is a sun-like star which has reached old age and has shed its outer layers. The Blue … More