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Bubble Nebula (NGC7635)

Buy a Print The Bubble Nebula is a hydrogen-rich emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is 11,000 light years from Earth. This photo also includes the open cluster M52 and NGC7538. This image is a composite of shots from two sessions.  The area immediately around the bubble is from my AP 142 at f/7.5 (1065mm focal length), while the rest of it was done with the AT111EDT at f/5.6 (622mm fl). The wide shot was the first image I captured with my Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount. Captured on 2011-10-25 & 26 at Wa-chur-ed Observatory using H-alpha for red plus green […]


Lamb’s Head Nebula (NGC7822)

Buy a Print Although this region is part of a larger structure known as the “Question Mark Nebula” (this being part of the semi-circle in the question mark), this fascinating region itself does not have a common name. I’ve decided to call it the “Lamb’s Head Nebula” because of the obvious (to me, anyway) shape near the top center. Scope: AT111EDT at f/5.6 Mount: AP Mach1 Camera: QSI 583 at –15C


Astro-Photo Prints/Images/Calendars

Calendars:  The 2017 “Night Visions” calendar is now available.  As in past years, it has 13 images (including the cover), each 9″ x 12″.  It includes a sky chart on the back cover showing where each object is located.  The calendar includes all the major astronomical events happening in 2017.  A new feature for this year is that the events are marked to indicate whether they are visible (in most cases this applies only to North America).  Inserted into each calendar are 2 separate sheets containing additional information on the calendar and astro-photography in general.  A 3rd insert provides useful […]


Astro-Flash USB Drive

Astro-Flash is a USB flash drive (available in capacities of 8 to 32GB) that is pre-loaded with more than 45 high resolution astro-photos from Wa-chur-ed Observatory. Each image is optimized for screen display in 8 different sizes, four wide-screen and four traditional. These images can be used as computer desktop wallpaper and/or screen saver.  Astro-Flash can also be plugged into a Smart TV for a big-screen celestial slide show, or you can transfer the images to a cell phone or tablet so you always have them with you. NEW FEATURE Astro-Flash now includes a special viewer program for Windows-based computers.  […]