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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 2019 calendar is now available)   For 2019 our Astro-Photography Calendar is subtitled “Down Under” because all the images in it were captured at a remote observatory in Australia. Most of the included images are of objects that are never visible in the middle of the northern hemisphere, while others are simply better photographed from the southern hemisphere because they are much higher in the sky.  But the 2019 edition is also a big step forward due to the better sky conditions and better equipment (bigger telescope and higher resolution camera). The calendar has 13 images (including the cover), […]


Astro-Flash USB Drive

Astro-Flash is a USB flash drive that is pre-loaded with 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 the […]