Messsier Object 20
Tag: southern skies
A Bright Globular Cluster in Carina
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…
Planetary Nebula NGC 2867
Caldwell 90, in Carina
A Poem about the search for intelligent life in the Universe
Poor old M43, overlooked and neglected.
South Celestial Pole
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
The Dog Star & the Pup
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.
The Eskimo Nebula
Planetary Nebulae are pretty darn’ small in the telescope.
Falling from The Sky
Strange Sunset Phenomena I made this “video” of stills in 2016 and posted it on YouTube. It lasts 166 seconds, … More
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
Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)
A rare visitor to the inner Solar System.
8,100 light years away
2021 Review: Post 3 of 3
Deep Sky Post 1 of 3 (Solar System) Post 2 of 3 (Deep Sky) Click on any image to view … More
2021 Review: Post 2 of 3
Deep Sky An annual review of my best deep sky (beyond the Solar System) images. Thanks for looking! Post 1 … More
2021 Review: Post 1 of 3
Moon & Planets A reprise of my best Solar System images taken during the year. What! No Comet Leonard? Well … More
The Crab Nebula, M1
This is what a supernova explosion looks like after nearly a thousand years have passed!
Night of a Thousand Flashes
Night of a Thousand Flashes: Evening Electrical Storm over #campbelltown #macarthur
Full Moon Rising
A golden Moonrise.
Planetary Nebula NGC 3195
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.
The Saturn Nebula
Planetary Nebula NGC 7009
Transforming My Old Telescope
From Alt-Az to Equatorial My Meade LX-90 telescope has been with me for thirteen years. It was my second telescope … More
Antares With Venus
The eighth and outermost planet
Helix Nebula NGC 7293
Planetary Nebula NGC 7293.
My sharpest image so far…
A twilight view of Mercury, Spica & Venus with the asteroid Vesta in attendance.
A Shadow on Jupiter
Io Casts a Shadow
206,000 Light Years Away!
The Small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 292
Omega Nebula, M17
Omega Nebula, M17
In the constellation of Sagittarius
NGC 346 and more in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Moon and Venus
A colossal star-forming emission nebula in the southern constellation of Scorpius
The Western Veil Nebula
Moon and ExoMoons.
Open Star Cluster
Planetary Nebula in Scorpius
Conjunction: Moon, Venus and Mars
Emission Nebula in Sagittarius
PN Shapley 1
The ‘Fine Ring’ Nebula
The Blue Planetary Nebula
NGC 3918 in Centaurus
Why do we only see Venus in the West?
The Bug Nebula
A unique planetary nebula in Scorpius
Moon Close Up
Kids questions about the Moon.
The Keyhole Nebula
Dark Nebula in the Eta Carinae Nebula
The Lobster Nebula
Comet 2019/F1 (ATLAS-Africano)
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
Venus & Distorted Moon
Setting in the West
A Distant Globular Cluster in Apus
Cat’s Paw Nebula
NGC 6334, an emission nebula in Scorpius
Total Lunar Eclipse (2)
26th May 2021
Total Lunar Eclipse
26th May 2021
Lambda Centauri Nebula (2)
Part of the Running Chicken Emission Nebula
Why no stars?
Lagoon Nebula M8
Beehive Cluster M44
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
Star Cluster M67
NGC 2682 Constellation: Cancer Magnitude: +6.9 Diameter: 19 light years. Apparent size: 25 arc min Distance: 2600 light years. Open Clusters … More
Trio of Galaxies
M105 & Friends
Moonset projected on Arts Cenre
My First Quasar!
Last Quarter Moon
Sunset on the Moon
The Omicron Velorum Cluster IC 2391.
The Silvery Moon