Category Archives: Astrophotography (DSOs)

The Great Dark Horse

Image credit & copyright: Paul Gicewicz. Let’s start our weekend with this image of the Milky Way over Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington by Paul Gicewicz. This 370 square mile park offers some of the most beautiful sights in the … Continue reading

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Galaxy on Edge

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Here’s a beautiful edge-on view of a spiral galaxy cataloged at NGC 5866. Located 45 million light years away in the constellation Draco, this galaxy presents us with a wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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V838 Monocerotis Evolved

Image credit & copyright: I created these collages using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images.  Non-annotated version below. It was January 2, 2002: A new light appears in the constellation Monoceros that until this moment hadn’t even been known to exist.  … Continue reading

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Blue Hued NGC 1309

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Hubble Legacy Archive & processed by the great night sky imager Martin Pugh. Located nearly 100 million light years away in the constellation Eridanus is the wonderful spiral galaxy NGC1309.  At about … Continue reading

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The Destruction of NGC 922

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 150 million light years away lies the remains of a cosmic murder. It appears that as we see it, NGC 922 here was shot through the heart (cue the Bon Jovi music) … Continue reading

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Star Birth in the Bull

Image credit & copyright: Adam Block/Mt. Lemmon Sky Center. Roughly 500 light years away in the northern constellation Taurus “The Bull” is this incredible reflection nebula cataloged as Sharpless 2-239, which itself is imbedded in the Taurus Molecular Cloud. What … Continue reading

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An Image of What Was

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A short thought that I wrote about five or so years ago when I bought my 8” Celestron telescope and aimed it at this object; the Eskimo Nebula. Object information below as … Continue reading

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