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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: For 2018 our Astro-Photography Calendar is titled “Sky Visions: Night & Day” because it includes both night-time deep space images, and solar images, including photos from the Total Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017.  A total solar eclipse brings night and day very close together. Since I have not yet mastered the art of solar photography, I reached out to someone who definitely has, Bob Yoesle, who contributed 4 images to the calendar.  Two other photography friends, Michael McKeag and Kay Wyatt, had better eclipse images than mine, and agreed to include their best shots.  One image in particular […]


Astro-Flash USB Drive

Astro-Flash is a USB flash drive that is pre-loaded with 50 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. Astro-Flash includes a special viewer program for Windows-based computers.  With this program you can display text overlays for each image, including […]