Astrophotography Gallery

The Gallery is organized according to the equipment, image scale, and technique used

 

 

 

Leonid Meteor Storm 2001 - the best meteor shower ever!

 

TMB 152 Images:

Medium format film images taken with the TMB 152 f/7.9 refractor and Pentax 67 camera

 

Snake Nebula - In the smoke of the Pipe

Catspaw Nebula and companion - Scorpius nebulosity

B169-174 - Dark matter in the rich star clouds of Cepheus

IC1805 - The heart of the "heart and soul"

Gamma Cygni - Dense nebulosity in the Northern Cross

IC405-410 - Famous nebula pair of the Flaming Star

Sharpless 2-129 - Faint, tough customer in Cepheus

IC443 - Nebulous complex in Gemini

M46 & M47 - Open clusters in the winter Milky Way

M78 & Barnard's Loop - Fascinating composition in Orion

IC410 - Neighbor of the Flaming Star in Auriga

Rosette Nebula - Bright emission nebula in Monoceros

IC1848 - The "embryo" nebula in Cassiopeia

IC1396 - Large diffuse nebula in Cepheus

Bubble Nebula Region - Open clusters and nebulae in Cepheus

The Double Cluster - Famous pair of clusters in Perseus

The "E" Nebula - Barnard 142 and 143 in Aquila

M16 - The Eagle Nebula - Drifting in nebulosity

M17 - The Omega Nebula

M7 - Open cluster in the dense Sagittarius Star Cloud

B86 and B90 - Holes in Space

Region of M8 and M20 - Still another rendition of the Lagoon and Trifid

California Nebula - Stately emission nebula in Perseus

Pleiades - The Seven Sisters in Taurus

NGC7822 & Ced214 - Emission complex in Cassiopeia

Cocoon Nebula - Fascinating nebula complex in Cygnus

M11 - The wild duck cluster and the Scutum star cloud

M24 Region - First light shot with the TMB 152 refractor

 

Borg 100ED Images:

Medium format film images taken with the Borg 100ED refractor at f/6.4 or f/4 and Pentax 67 and 6x7 cameras

 

Summer Star Clouds I - In Sagittarius

Summer Star Clouds II - Northward into Serpens and Scutum

Pipe Nebula - Large dark-matter asterism in the Summer Milky Way

Antares Region - Spectacular combination of nebulae, clusters, and stars in Scorpius

IC4628 Region - In the tail of Scorpius

Catspaw Nebula Region - Including open clusters M6 and M7

Comet Ikeya-Zhang - Beautiful comet of 2002

Heart of Orion - Belt, Sword, and Barnard's Loop

Flaming Star Nebula Region - Emission nebulae and clusters in Auriga

Seagull Nebula - Emission nebulae and open clusters in Canis Major

Cone Nebula Region - Large region of nebulosity, dark matter, clusters and more in Monoceros

Double Nebula, Double Cluster - The "heart and soul" and the Double Cluster

 

Takahashi Astrograph Images

35mm film images taken with the Takahashi Epsilon 160 hyperbolic astrograph

 

Omega Centauri - Spectacular globular cluster

NGC 6914 and Sadr - More detail from the Gamma Cygni region

Pelican Nebula - Celestial bird in Cygnus

 

Wide-field Images:

Medium format Images taken with standard Pentax 67 camera lenses, 35mm images taken with standard Nikon lenses

 

Pipe Nebula in the Summer Milky Way - Wide field

Orion and Winter Milky Way - Wide field image of the famous hunter

Border Zone in the Northern Milky Way - The dense Cassiopeia-Perseus-Camelopardalis convergence

Southern Cepheus - IC1396 and friends

Heart of Cygnus - Old favorites in the Northern Cross

Jewels of the Winter Milky Way - The Pleiades, California Nebula, and the Flaming Star Nebula in a single wide field

Winter Milky Way - The heart of the Winter Milky Way

Cassiopeia Region - Constellation in the northern Milky Way

Meet the Neighbors - Galaxies M31 and M33 in our local group

Cepheus Milky Way - Rich field of starclouds and nebulae in the northern summer Milky Way

Cygnus Milky Way - Includes several emission nebulae in Cygnus

Heart of the Milky Way - Nebulae, clusters, and star clouds near the galactic center

Scorpion's Tail - Another composition of deep-sky gems in the Scorpion

Southern Scorpius Milky Way - More deep-sky gems in the Scorpion

 

Nightscapes:

Medium format and 35mm images taken with standard camera lenses on a fixed tripod

 

Cibola National Forest Star Trails - Big tree, dark site

Precipice Perseid - Perseid fireball over a 13'er

Dunsinane Mountain - Another jagged peak with star trails

Chimney Rock - Near-polar star trails in the Uncompahgre Wilderness

Pike's Peak Region - From the Puma Hills

Forest Road 224 - The road back to civilization

San Luis Lake - With a Sangre De Cristo backdrop

Star Trails over the Brienzersee - In the central lake district of Switzerland

Fairytale Star Trails - Over Neuschwanstein castle near Füssen, Germany

Orion Rises over Mirror Lake - Long-exposure star trails at my favorite dark site