CCD Imaging Chronicles........

"The heavens declare the glory of God." Psalm 19:1

The images below represent the progress of my CCD imaging and processing since 1996. It started by first making and using a Cookbook CCD camera for monochrome imaging with my 12.5" Cass/Newt to currently using an SBIG STL6303E with a Kodak CCD array ( 3K x 2K x 9 micron pixels) for high resolution on a 20" Ritchey Chretien made by RCOS.  With home being in rural/suburban New England ( Worcester MA area) with it's limiting light pollution ( limiting magnitude of 4.9 at zenith and north while only 3.5 towards the east ( Boston) and south (Worcester), relatively poor seeing conditions ( most of the time > 3 arcsec FWHM ) and limited cloudless nights, just getting a good imaging run is a rarity. One good night though keeps you going! It is  amazing to see how much better deep sky objects appear in amateur images taken in dark, dry mountain or desert skies such as found in the Southwest US where the seeing conditions are sometimes better than 1 arcsec. However, it is very convenient to have equipment in your own back yard to relieve the stresses of a tough day. Other pages on my website describe the challenges of building scopes ( up to a 20" F/5 Newt Astrograph....now at Stellafane) and the accessory equipment for this demanding past time.  I hope you enjoy the images!

NOTE:

Starting in March of 2005 I was in "building mode" with the very hands on construction of a new dark site observatory in New Mexico near New Mexico Skies.  3 years was dedicated to designing and building new imaging components , systems and new mount mods for the RCOS20, the move and installation of the 20" and auxiliary scopes, the debugging of all the mechanical and electrical systems, software etc. At times I felt I was in over my head especially on things related to internet remote control. As of Feb 4/2007 Heaven's Glory Observatory was remote controllable and was quite the amazing moment when it all came together.  Back at home though I found I needed a scope to just play with and modified my existing concrete pier in HGOI and my portable mount for permanent installation in the home observatory. My "home scope" is a carbon tube 12.5" f/4 Newt Astrograph that I built in 2003. It's rewarding to see this type of scope being favored by some of the world's leading imagers for deep sky CCD work. It's a great scope for imaging with it's fast f/ratio.

Some of the construction photos of the observatory in New Mexico can be seen on the Observatory pages on other parts of this website.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC 1613- Dwarf Galaxy in Local Group -LRGB Image of 300:180:180:180  minute respective exposure (20 min 1x1 subs in L using IMG 6303E CCD, 15 min 2x2 subs in RGB with 20" RCOS. Images taken at HGO II in New Mexixo -November 2010  -  2.3 - 3.4 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7000- "Cygnus Wall of Star Formation" Region -Narrowband Image of 180:180:180 (Ha:OIII:SII) minute respective exposure (15 min subs using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" f/4 homemade astrograph. Images taken at HGO I in rural/suburban Massachusetts -July 2010  -  2.3 - 3.0 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2023 Reflection Nebula region in Orion -LRGB Image of 300:240:240:240 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Images taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Nov/Dec 2009 /Processed April 2010 -  2.2 - 3.4 arcsec star PSF's

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2170 Reflection/Emission Nebula region in Monoceros -LRGB Image of 240:180:180:180 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Images taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Nov/Dec 2009 /Processed April 2010 -  2.4 - 3.7 arcsec star PSF's

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC1999 Reflection/Emission Nebula region in Orion -LRGB Image of 240:150:180:180 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Images taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Nov-Jan 2009/10 - Processed April 2010 -  2.3 - 3.8 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC253 Galaxy in Sculptor -LRGB Image of 240:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Images taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -November 2009 /Processed April 2010 -  2.2 - 3.4 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M78 Reflection Nebula region in Orion -LRGB Image of 180:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Images taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -November 2008 /Processed November 2009 -  2.4 - 3.5 arcsec star PSF's

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC246 Planetary Nebula in Cetus - LRGB Image of 180:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Images taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -November 2009 /Processed April 2010 -  2.5 - 3.6 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2244 Rosette Nebula in Monerceros -Narrowband Image of 315:285:240 (Ha:OIII:SII) minute respective exposure (15 min subs using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" f/4 homemade astrograph. Images taken at HGO I in rural/suburban Massachusetts -Dec 2008 / Processed November 2009 -  2.3 - 3.0 arcsec star PSF's

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 1491 Emission Nebula region in Perseus - Ha/L-RGB Image of 400:80:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (Ha & L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Sept/Oct/Nov 2008 /Processed November 2009 -  2.4 - 3.5 arcsec star PSF's

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)PK244+12.1 Planetary Nebula in Pyxis -Ha Image of 300 minute respective exposure (20 min  subs) using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Images taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -November 2009 /Processed March 2010 -  3.0 - 3.5 arcsec star PSF's

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 1579 Emission/Reflection nebula region in Perseus - LRGB Image of 180:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Nov/Dec 2008 /Processed November 2009 -  2.4 - 3.5 arcsec star PSF's

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 1931 Emission/Reflection nebula region in Auriga - LRGB Image of 180:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Nov/Dec 2008 /Processed November 2009 -  2.4 - 3.5 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M2 Globular Cluster in Aquarius - LRGB Image of 60:30:30:30 minute respective exposure (6 min (L) & 3 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Images taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico in November 2009 -Processed November 2009 -  2.2 - 2.8 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M109 Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major - LRGB Image of 180:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -April-May 2008 /Processed February 2009 by Al Kelly -  2.4 - 3.4 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M76 Planetary Nebula in Perseus - LRGB Image of 180:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -April-May 2008 /Processed February 2009 by Al Kelly -  2.4 - 3.2 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Horsehead & Flame Nebula Region in Orion - Synthetic RGB Image using Ha:OIII with 240:225 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -November 2008  -  approx. 2.5 - 3  arcsec seeing  ( Synthetic Blue from OIII and portioned Ha)

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC5033 Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici - LRGB Image of 160:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -April-May 2008 /Processed November 2008 -  2.4 - 3.2 arcsec star PSF's

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M105 Elliptical Galaxy & region in Leo - LRGB Image of 180:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -April-May 2008 /Processed November 2008 -  2.4 - 3.2 arcsec star PSF's

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M64 Galaxy in Coma Berenices - LRGB Image of 260:180:180:150 minute respective exposure (20 min (L) & 15 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -April-May 2008 /Processed November 2008 -  2.4 - 3.2 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Gamma Cygnus Region in Cygnus - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 240:225:225 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -October 2008  -  approx. 2.5 - 3  arcsec seeing  

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6992 Veil Nebula Component in Cygnus - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII with 240:225 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -October 2008  -  approx. 2.5 - 3  arcsec seeing  ( Synthetic Blue from OIII and portioned Ha)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Pickering Triangular Wisp and part of NGC6960 Supernova Nebula in Cygnus - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII with 240:240 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -October 2008  -  approx. 2.5 - 3  arcsec seeing  ( Synthetic Blue from OIII and 25% portioned Ha)

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6888 Crescent Nebula in Cygnus- Narrowband Image Ha:OIII  with 240:240 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -September 2008  -  approx. 2.5 - 3  arcsec seeing  ( Synthetic Blue from OIII and 25% portioned Ha)

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) IC 1805/Melotte 15 Nebula/Open cluster region in Cassiopiea -Narrowband Image Ha:OIII  with 240:240 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -September 2008  -  approx. 2.5 - 3  arcsec seeing  ( Synthetic Blue from OIII and 25% portioned Ha)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) NGC7380 Emission Nebula in Cepheus- Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 240:300:240 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts - reprocessed September 2008  -  approx. 2.5 - 3  arcsec seeing  ( Synthetic Blue from OIII and 25% portioned Ha plus full remix with Hubble pallette original from last year)

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 6820 Emission Nebula in Cygnus - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII with 240:300 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts - September 2008  -  approx. 2.5 - 3  arcsec seeing  ( Synthetic Blue from OIII and 25% portioned Ha)

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7635 Bubble Nebula Region in Cassiopiea - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII with 240:240 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -September 2008  -  approx. 2.5 - 3  arcsec seeing  ( Synthetic Blue from OIII and 25% portioned Ha)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Cave Nebula Region in Cepheus - LRGB Image of 180:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Oct/Nov 2007/Processed August 2008 -  2.4 - 3.2 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7129 Reflection Nebula Region in Cepheus - LRGB Image of 320:240:180:180 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Oct 2007/Processed May 2008 -  2.3 - 3.1 arcsec star PSF's

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC281 "PacMan" Emission Nebula in Cassiopiea - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 240:240:240 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -October 2007/Processed April 2008 -  approx. 3 - 3.5 arcsec seeing

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1805/Melotte 15 Emission/Reflection Nebula & Star Cluster Region in Cassiopiea - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 240:240:240 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -October 2007/Processed March 2008 -  approx. 3 - 3.5 arcsec seeing

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M56 Globular Cluster in Lyra- LRGB Image of 60:30:30:30 minute respective exposure (10 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -July 2007/Processed Aug 2008 -  2.7 - 3.3 arcsec star PSF's

 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M42/NGC1777 Emission/Reflection Nebula Region in Orion - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 30:30:30 minute respective exposure (3 minute subs using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -Nov 2007/Processed March 2008 -  approx. 3 - 3.5 arcsec seeing

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7293 Planetary Nebula Region in Aquarius - LRGB Image of 180:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Sept/Oct 2007/Processed March 2008 -  approx. 2.5 - 3.5 arcsec seeing

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC1555 Reflection/Dark Nebula ( Hinds Variable Nebula) Region in Taurus - LRGB Image of 240:120:120:120 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Oct/Nov 2007/Processed March 2008 -  approx. 2.6 - 3.4 arcsec seeing

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC2087 Reflection/Dark Nebula Region in Taurus - LRGB Image of 240:180:180:180 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Nov 2007/Processed March 2008 -  approx. 2.2 - 3.5 arcsec seeing

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)The "Mask" Nebula (self named for this region of the Veil Nebula Complex - LRGB Image of 240:180:180:180 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. Image taken remotely at HGO II in New Mexico -Nov 2007/Processed March 2008 -  approx. 2.2 - 3.5 arcsec seeing 

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Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Sh2-157 Emission Nebula Region in Cassiopiea - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 240:225:225 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -Nov 2007 -  approx. 3 - 3.5 arcsec seeing

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7635/M52 Emission Nebula/Open Cluster region of Cassiopiea  - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 240:225:225 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -Nov 2007 -  approx. 3 - 3.5 arcsec seeing

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6888 Crescent Nebula region of Cygnus  - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 240:225:225 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -Nov 2007 -  approx. 3 - 3.5 arcsec seeing

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC434/NGC2023 Horsehead/Flame Dark/Emission Region in Orion  - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 180:180:180 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts -Nov 2007 -  approx. 3 - 4.0 arcsec seeing

 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)vdB142 Dark/Emission Region in Cepheus  - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 240:240:255 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts- Sept 2007 -  approx. 2.3 - 4.5 arcsec seeing

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7380 Emission Nebula in Cepheus  - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 240:120:120 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts- Sept 2007 -  approx. 2.5 - 4.0 arcsec seeing

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC5067 Pelican Nebula in Cygnus  - Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 270:255:240 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 homebuilt Newtonian Astrograph and Keller Field Corrector. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts- August 2007 -  approx. 2.5 - 3.5 arcsec seeing

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Veil Nebula Complex Narrowband Image Ha:OIII:SII with 90:60:60 minute respective exposure (15 minute subs using FLI 6303E CCD with Sky90.. Image taken at Starfest Canada - August 2007 -  approx. 3 arcsec seeing

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC4603 Complex Reflection Nebulosity Region with unique emission streamer in Ophiuchus- LRGB Image 240:120:120:130 minute respective exposure (20 L minute subs, 10 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS - June/July 2007 -  . Image taken at HGO II in NM....2.6 to 3.5 arcsec fwhm PSF's.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M16 Emission Nebula Region in  Serpens 300 minute Ha exposure (20 Ha minute subs using SBIG STL6303E on a homemade 12.5" F/4 Newt Astrograph - July 2007 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts....2.9 - 3.4 arcsec fwhm PSF's.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC3628 Galaxy in Leo- LRGB Image 360:160:160:160 minute respective exposure (20 L minute subs, 10 minute RGB subs using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS - April 2007 -  . Image taken at HGO II in NM....2.4 to 3.2 arcsec fwhm PSF's.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)PL219 +31.1 Planetary Nebula in Cancer- Ha Image - 300 minute respective exposure (30 minute subs using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 Newt Astrograph - March 2007 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts....2.6 to 2.8 arcsec fwhm PSF's.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M65 Galaxy in LEO - LRGB Image - 240:80:80:90 minute respective exposure (20 minute L subs, 10 minute RGB's in 2x2 bin mode) using FLI IMG 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS - March 2007 -  . Image taken at HGO II in New Mexico....2.5 to 3.6 arcsec fwhm PSF's.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 4438 The "Eyes" galaxies in Coma Berenices - LRGB Image - 240:80:80:90 minute respective exposure (20 minute L subs, 10 minute RGB's in 2x2 bin) using FLI IMG 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS - March 2007 -  . Image taken at HGO II in New Mexico....2.8 to 4.0 arcsec fwhm PSF's.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M81/M82 Galaxies Ha only Image - 180 minute respective exposure (20 minute subs in 1x1 bin mode) using SBIG 6303E CCD and Astrodon 6nm Ha filter with 12" f/4 Newt Astrograph- April  2006  -  . Image taken at HGO 1 in Massachusetts...3.2 arcsec fwhm PSF's. 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 1555 ( Hinds Reflection Nebula in Taurus - LRGB Image - 240:80:80:90 minute respective exposure (20 minute L subs, 10 minute RGB's) using FLI IMG 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS - February 2007 -  . Image taken at HGO II in New Mexico....2.5 to 3.5 arcsec fwhm PSF's.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Cone Nebula Region in Monoceros - Ha Image - 180 minute exposure (20 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Astrograph - December 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts....~ 3 arcsec fwhm.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC1999 region in Orion - Ha Image - 180 minute exposures (20 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Astrograph in December 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts....~ 3 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M31 Galaxy in  Andromeda - Ha Image - 255 minute exposures (15 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Astrograph October/December 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts....~ 3 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7538 Emission Nebula in Cassiopiea - Ha:OIII:SII Image - 240:240:240 minute respective exposures (20 minute subs)  using SBIG 6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS October 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO II in New Mexico....2.5 - 3.2 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1848/LBN667 region in  Cassiopiea -LR/RGB Image - 210:120:120:120 minute respective exposures (10 minute subs)  using SBIG 6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS October 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO II in New Mexico....2.2 - 3.3 arcsec fwhm.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC1333 Regionin Perseus - LRGB Image - 240:120:120:120:120  minute exposure (10 minute subs) using SBIG 6303E CCD with 20" RCOS October 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO II in New Mexico...2.5 - 3.5 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7635 Bubble nebula, M52 region in  Cassiopiea -Ha Image - 240 minute exposure (9 x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....2.8 - 3.0 arcsec fwhm.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6820 Emission nebula in Cygnus -Ha Image - 240 minute exposure (9 x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....3.0 - 3.4 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7538/IC1848 region in  Cepheus -Ha Image - 240 minute exposure (9 x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....2.8 - 3.0 arcsec fwhm.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 884/869 Double cluster in Perseus - RGB Image - 9x9x9 ( 9 x1) minute respective exposures  image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....2.8 - 3.0 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1848 Eastern region in  Cassiopiea -Ha Image - 135 minute exposure (9 x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....2.8 - 3.0 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1848 Western region in  Cassiopiea -Ha Image - 240 minute exposure (16 x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....2.8 - 3.0 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)VdB142/IC1396 region in  Cepheus -Ha Image - 240 minute exposure (16 x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....2.4 - 2.8 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7380 region in  Cepheus -Ha Image - 240 minute exposure (16 x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....2.8 - 3.0 arcsec fwhm.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Cederblad 214 region in  Cassiopiea - Ha Image - 195 minute exposure (13 x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....2.8 - 3.0 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6914 region in  Cygnus - Ha 240 minute exposure (16x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....2.8 - 3.4 arcsec fwhm.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC281 region in  Cassiopiea - Ha 240 minute exposure (16x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....3.4- 3.8 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Sh2-157 region in  Cassiopiea - Ha 240 minute exposure (16x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....3.6- 4.1 arcsec fwhm.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Sh2-132 region of Cassiopiea - Ha 240 minute exposure (14x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....3.6 - 4.0 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1805/Melotte 15 region of Cassiopiea - Ha 240 minute exposure (16x15 minute) image using SBIG 6303E CCD with 12" f/4 corrected astrograph Sept 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO I in Central MA....3.0 - 3.4 arcsec fwhm.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Sh2-188 Planetary Nebula in Cassiopiea - LRGB (120: 80:80:80 minute respective exposures) image using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" f/8.1  RCOS. - Aug 2006 -  . Image taken at HGO II in New Mexico

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Sh2-82 Emission/Reflection nebula region in Sagitta - LRGB ( 100:60:60:60 minute respective exposures) image using FLI 6303E CCD with 20" f/8.1 RCOS - Aug 2006 . Image taken at HGO II in New Mexico

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1318 Emission Region in Cygnus - Ha ( 6nm Astrodon filter) wide field image using STL 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - Aug 2006 - 225 minute ( 15x15 min.) exposure during 2/3 moon.. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Barnard 343 Dark Nebula in IC1318 Emission Region in Cygnus - Ha ( 6nm Astrodon filter) wide field image using STL 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - Aug 2006 - 225 minute ( 15x15 min.) exposure during 2/3 moon.. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6888 Emission Region in Cygnus - Ha ( 6nm Astrodon filter) wide field image using STL 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - Aug 2006 - 210 minute ( 14x15 min.) exposure during 2/3 moon.. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)DWB111 - Propeller Nebula - Emission nebula region in Cygnus - part of IC1318 - Ha ( 6nm Astrodon filter) wide field image using STL 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - Aug 2006 - 210 minute ( 14x15 min.) exposure durng 2/3 moon. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Sh2-155 Cave Nebula - Emission/Dark nebula region in Cass. - Ha ( 6nm Astrodon filter) wide field image using STL 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - July 2006 - 210 minute ( 14x15 min.) exposure. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1318B - Emission nebula region in Cygnus - Ha ( 6nm Astrodon filter) wide field image using STL 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - July 2006 - 210 minute ( 14x15 min.) exposure. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Sh2-101 Emission nebula region in Cygnus - Ha ( 6nm Astrodon filter) wide field image using STL 6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - July 2006 - 180 minute ( 12x15 min.) exposure. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts

 Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Sh2-90 Emission nebula in Cygnus  - Ha ( 6nm.Astrodon filter) wide field image using STL6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - July 2006 - 135 minute (9x15 min.) exposure. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M5 Globular Cluster  - LRGB wide field image using IMG6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - June 2006 - 60:30:30:30 minute respective exposures. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC4631 - NGC4656/7 Galaxy Region  - LRGB wide field image using IMG6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - April 2006 - 80:64:64:64 minute respective exposures. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M13 Globular Cluster  - LRGB wide field image using IMG6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - March 2006 - 15:10:10:10 minute respective exposures. Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M3 Globular Cluster - LRGB wide field image using IMG6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - March 2006 - 15:10:10:10 minute respective  total exposure  . Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M13 Globular Cluster  - Wide field image luminance only using IMG6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - March 2006 - 15 minute total exposure (90 sec x 10). Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M3 Globular Cluster - Wide field image luminance only using IMG6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph - March 2006 - 15 minute total exposure (90 sec x 10) - Note field corrector lens flare from mag 6 star . Image taken at HGO I in Central Massachusetts 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M5 Globular Cluster using IMG6303E CCD with 20" RCOS. in  LRGB Image- Arpil . 2006 - 36 minute -1x1 bin L,  18 min total exposure RGB in 2x2 Bin . Image taken at HGOII in New Mexico.

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC2177/vdB93  Emission/Reflection Dark Nebula Complex using IMG6303E CCD with 12.5" F/4 Newt Homebuilt Astrograph Ha(Ha/R)GB Image- Feb. 2006 - 90 minute1x1 bin Ha,  30 min total exposure RGB in 2x2 Bin . Image taken at the Winter Star Party in the Florida Keys 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M1 Crab Nebula using IMG6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope in New Mexico. LRGB Image January 2006 - 60:50:50:50 minute respective exposures - 1x1 Bin L - 2x2 bin RGB (fat stars from improper spacing of field corrector) -First light images from HGO II in New Mexico!!

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2174 Emission Nebula using IMG6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope in New mexico. Ha/OIII/SII Image- January 2006 - 2x2 bin 120:100:100 minute total 20 min single exposure. (fat stars from improper spacing of field corrector) -First light images from HGO II in New Mexico!!

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)PK219 3.11 Planetary Nebula using IMG6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope in New Mexico. Ha only Image January 2006 - 120 minute total - 20 min. individual exposures - 2x2 bin (fat stars from improper spacing of field corrector)-First light images from HGO II in New Mexico!!

 

 

Images from HGO I in rural/suburban Massachusetts using 20" RCOS and in earlier years 20" F/4 homemade Newt

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2403 Galaxy in Camelopardalis using STL6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. LRGB Image March 2005

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2903 Galaxy in Leo using STL6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. LRGB Image March 2005

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC4725 Galaxy in Coma Berenices using STL6303E CCD with 20" RCOS scope. LRGB Image March 2005

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2174 Emission Nebula in Orion using STL6303E CCD with 12.5"f/4 homebuilt Newt scope. HaRGB Image February 2005

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC4236 Galaxy in Draco using STL6303E CCD and 20" RCOS scope. LRGB Image January 2005

 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Dark Regions of the Rosette in Monoseros using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. HaRGB Image December 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC410 Emission nebula region showing the "Tadpoles" using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. Ha only image December 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M31 Andromeda Galaxy using STL6303E CCD and AP130 f/8 EDT scope. LRGB Image December 2004

 

 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Medusa Nebula ( Abell 21) in Gemini using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. HaRGB Image December 2004

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 1491  Emission nebula & region  in Perseus using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. HaRGB Image December 2004

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 891  ( close up) in Andromeda using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. LRGB Image

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 891 (wide field) in Andromeda using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. LRGB Image

 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC5146 Cocoon Nebula  in Cygnus using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. LRGB Image

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7023  Reflection/Dark Nebula region in Cepheus using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. LRGB Image

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1848 Emission/Dark Nebula & cluster region in Cass. using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS Ha(Ha/R,GB) image.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1805 Core + Melotte 15 Emission Nebula & cluster region in Cass. using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. Ha(Ha/R,GB) Image October 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1848  Emission/Dark Nebula region in Cass. using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. Ha Image

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1805 Core + Melotte 15 Emission Nebula & cluster region in Cass. using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. Ha Image


Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Ced214 (B) -Reflection Nebula region in Cepheus using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. Ha Image

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Ced214 (A) -Reflection Nebula region in Cepheus using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. Ha(Ha/R,GB image, seeing FWHM of 2.5 arcsec for Ha, 3.2-3.3 for RGB Sept. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Ced214 (A) -Reflection Nebula region in Cepheus using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. Ha image, seeing FWHM of 2.5 arcsec Sept. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7129 -Reflection Nebula region in Cepheus using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. LRGB image, seeing FWHM of 2.5 arcsec for all data sets, Sept. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6914 -Emission/Reflection Nebula region in Cygnus using STL6303E CCD with 20" f/8 RCOS scope. Ha(Ha/R,GB) image with selected clear luminance features in reflection areas.FWHM for luminance, 3.1, Ha 2.7 and 3.2 arcsec for RGB's) Sept. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC206 - Star forming cluster region inM31- LRGB - First light image using STL6303E CCD camera in 1x1 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (ave.seeing 2.2 arcsec FWHM for luminance and 3.2 arcsec for RGB's) Sept. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC206 - Star forming cluster region inM31- Luminance only - First light image using STL6303E CCD camera in 1x1 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (ave.seeing 2.2 arcsec FWHM) Sept. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2419 The "Galactic Wanderer" - LRGB Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (ave.seeing 3.4 arcsec FWHM for LRGB frames April. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M82 - L(Ha/R,GB) Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (ave.seeing 3.0 arcsec FWHM for RGB, 2.1 arcsec for L frames) Mar. 2004 Imaged during 1/2 moon

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC4244 - LRGB Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (ave.seeing 2.0 arcsec FWHM) Mar. 2004 Imaged during 1/2 moon

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M97 - (Luminance and LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (ave.seeing 2.7 arcsec FWHM) Feb. 2004 luminance with "old" small field RGB data from 2002.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M106 - L(Ha/R)GB Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (ave.seeing 3.2 arcsec FWHM) Jan. 2004  --  NOTE: Galactic jets left of center of nucleus.

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6946 - LRGB Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (ave.seeing 3.3 arcsec FWHM) Jan. 2004  

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M51 - LRGB Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (ave.seeing 3 arcsec FWHM) Feb.2004 ( RGB set from 20" F/4 Newt and Optec filters in 2003)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)vdB93 (part of IC2177) Dark and emission nebula region in Monoceros - Ha-Ha/RGB) Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 4.2 arcsec FWHM) Jan. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)vdB93 - Emission/Dark Nebulosity region of IC2177-  Ha image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 4 arcsec FWHM) Dec. 2003

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC434 - Ha(Ha/RGB) Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3.2 arcsec FWHM) Jan. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC434 - Ha Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3.2 arcsec FWHM) Jan. 2004

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M42 - Ha Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 2.7 arcsec FWHM) Dec. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M42 - Ha (Ha/R,GB) Image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 4.0 arcsec for color and 2.7 for Ha) Dec. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) IC417 Emission Nebulosity in Auriga,  Ha(Ha/R,GB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3.4 arcsec FWHM) RGB Feb.2004, Ha Dec. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) IC417 Emission Nebulosity in Auriga,  Ha image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3.4 arcsec FWHM) Dec. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M33  Luminance image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 2.4 arcsec FWHM) Nov. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)sh2-155  Cave Nebula LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 2.8 arcsec FWHM) Oct. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Baja" section of the North American Nebula  Ha(Ha/R,GB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 2.9 arcsec FWHM) Nov. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC5070 Pelican Nebula Neck Region Ha(Ha/R,GB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3.1 arcsec FWHM) Nov. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC5070 Pelican Nebula Neck Region (Ha/L)(Ha/R,GB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3.1 arcsec FWHM) Nov. 2003 ( combined broadband and Ha luminance)

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M76 "Little Dumbell" Nebula (LRGB) using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 2.9 arcsec FWHM) Oct. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC457  Open Cluster LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 2.8 arcsec FWHM) Oct. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M1 Crab Nebula (LRGB) using IMG6303E CCD camera in 1x1 bin for luminance and 2x2 bin for color with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 2.2 arcsec FWHM) Oct. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 7331 Galaxy & region using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin LRGB with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3 arcsec FWHM) Sept. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Sharpless 2-101 Emission & Dark Nebula  region (Ha)(Ha/R,GB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3 arcsec FWHM) Sept. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC342 Large  Obscured Galaxy LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3 arcsec FWHM) Sept. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6888 Crescent Nebula (Ha)(Ha/R,GB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 2.7 arcsec FWHM) Sept. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7635 Bubble Nebula (Ha)(Ha/R,GB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 2.8 arcsec FWHM) Sept. 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC891 Galaxy LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3.1 arcsec FWHM) Sept.2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M11 Open Cluster LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance with 20" f/8 RCOS scope (seeing 3.2 arcsec FWHM) Sept.2003

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Hurricane Isabelle/M51 Comparison- M51 is an (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance mode 20"scope---Hurricane image courtesy NASA Marshall Sept.2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M27 Dumbbell  Nebula - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance and 2x2 bin RGB with RCOS 20"- August 2003 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6992  Veil Nebula Eastern Region - (Ha)(Ha/RGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance and 2x2 bin RGB with 20" f/5 Newt- reprocessed August 2003 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6820 Emission Nebula Region - (Ha)(Ha/RGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance and 2x2 bin RGB with RCOS 20"- August 2003 

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M109 Spiral Galaxy - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance and 2x2 bin RGB with RCOS 20"- June 2003 (seeing 3.1 arcsec FWHM)

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M10 Globular Cluster - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance and 2x2 bin RGB with RCOS 20"- June 2003 (seeing 3.4 arcsec FWHM)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M13 Globular Cluster - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance and 2x2 bin RGB with RCOS 20"- June 2003 (seeing 3.2 arcsec FWHM)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC4565 Edge On-Galaxy - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin Luminance and 2x2 bin RGB with RCOS 20"- May 2003 (seeing 4.6 arcsec FWHM)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC4631 Irregular Galaxy - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 1x1 and 2x2 bin Luminance and 2x2 bin RGB with RCOS 20"- May 2003 (seeing 4.6arcsec FWHM)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M57 Ring Nebula and IC1296 Galaxy - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 1x1 bin Luminance and 2x2 bin RGB with RCOS 20"- May 2003 (seeing 5.4arcsec FWHM)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M106 Spiral Galaxy - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with RCOS 20"- April 2003 (seeing 4.2arcsec FWHM)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M63 Spiral Galaxy - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with RCOS 20"- April 2003 (seeing 3.7arcsec FWHM)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M81 Spiral Galaxy - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with RCOS 20"- April 2003 (seeing 2.2arcsec FWHM)

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Abell 21 "Medusa" Nebula - (LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt - acquired Oct. 2002, processed March 2003

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 281 "PacMan" Nebula - (Ha,Ha/RGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt - acquired Oct. 2002, processed Jan 2003

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1795 Emission Nebula Region - (Ha,Ha/RGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt - acquired Oct. 2002, processed Jan 2003

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 7023 Iris Nebula Region - LRGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt - acquired Oct. 2002, processed Jan 2003

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 7380 Emission Nebula/Cluster  - Ha(Ha/RGB)  image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt - acquired Oct. 2002, processed Jan 2003

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)vdB 142 Dark/Emission Nebula Complex - Ha(Ha/RGB) + L segments image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt - acquired Aug/Sept 2002, processed Dec 2002

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6992 Veil Nebula - Ha(Ha/RGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt- acquired Aug/Sept 2002, processed Dec 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC1333 Complex Nebula region in Perseus - LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt - acquired Aug/Sept 2002, processed Dec 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M101 Spiral Galaxy - LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt- acquired Jun3 2002, processed May 2003

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7635 Bubble Nebula - Ha(Ha/RGB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt- acquired Aug/Sept 2002, processed Dec 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC410  Nebula - LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode - Dec. 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC434 Horsehead Nebula - LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt - Dec. 2002

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC405 Flaming Star Nebula - LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt- Dec. 2002

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC5146 Cocoon Nebula - LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt- Oct. 2002

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula - Ha(Ha/R GB) image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt- August 2002

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Pickering Triangular Wisp of the Veil Nebula complex, Ha image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt- 120 min. (12x10min) exposure - August 2002

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6888 and region, Ha image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode - 120 min. exposure with 20" Newt- August 2002

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Cone Nebula region in Monoceros, LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt- Processed July 2002, images acquired January 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Cone Nebula Region of Monoceros, raw combination of processed image above prior to "artistic" clean up

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M13 Global Cluster in Hercules LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt- June 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M97 Owl Nebula in Ursa Major ((L)LRGB image using IMG6303E in subframe 1x1 bin mode) with 20" Newt April 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M51 "Whirpool" Galaxy in Canes Venatic -LRGB image using IMG6303E in 1x1 bin mode with 20" Newt April 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M1 Crab Nebula in Taurus (LRGB image using IMG6303E in subframe 1x1 bin mode) with 20" Newt March 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2174 Large emission nebula in Orion (LRGB image using IMG6303E in 2x2 bin mode) with 20" Newt Feb.2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2359 Thor's Helmet Nebula (LRGB image using IMG6303E in 2x2 bin mode) Feb.2002

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2392 "Eskimo" Planetary Nebula in Gemini (LRGB image using IMG6303E in subframe 1x1 bin mode) with 20" Newt Feb.2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC443 ( I like to call it the Jellyfish Nebula) - supernova remnant in Gemini LRGB image using IMG6303E CCD Camera in 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt acquired Jan. 2002 reprocessed June 2003

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Saturn ( first planetary image!) Imaged using ST-5C and TEC 8" MAK) Jan. 2002

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) M76 "Little Dumbell" Planetary Nebula LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in subframe 2x2 bin mode with 20" Newt Nov. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M33 Pinwheel Galaxy (LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode) with 20" Newt Nov. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) Comet Linear C/2000WM1 (LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode) with 20" Newt Nov. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) NGC281 "PacMan" Nebula in Cassiopiea (LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode)with 20" Newt Nov. 2001

 

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) IC1795 Emission Nebula in Cassiopiea (LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode) with 20" Newt Nov. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) Cederblad 214 Emission Nebula with Berkeley 59 Open Cluster in Cepheus (LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode. Nov. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes) The "head" region of the Pelican Nebula(IC5070)(LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode. Sept. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)"Panama Canal" region of the North American Nebula(NGC7000)(LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode. Sept. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M27 Dumbell Nebula(LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode for RGB and 1x1 bin for L) Sept. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Pickering Wisp region of the Veil Nebula (LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode) Sept. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Veil Nebula surrounding 4th mag. 52 Cygni(LRGB image using IMG6303E 2K x 3K CCD camera in 2x2 bin mode) Sept. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7662 "The Blue Snowball" Planetary Nebula (LRGB image using FLI IMG6303E CCD camera in subframe 1x1 bin mode) Sept. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M16 Eagle Nebula (LRGB) July 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Cluster of Globular Mosaic M5,M22,M13,M3 & NGC5053 (all at same image scale) LRGB June 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M20 Trifid Nebula (LRGB) June 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M13 (LRGB) June 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M3(LRGB) June 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M81 (LRGB) Feb. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC1977 "Running Man Nebula" (LRGB) Feb. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M109 (LRGB) Feb. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Comet McNaught Hartley (RGB 2x2bin) Feb. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC2162 Emission Nebula (LRGB) Feb. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC2177/NGC2327 Emission/Reflection Nebula (LRGB) Feb. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2244 Rosette Nebula (LRGB) Feb. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2903 (LCMY) Jan. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC3190 Region (LRGB) Jan. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC2024 Flame Nebula" (LRGB) Jan. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M46 and NGC2438 Planetary Neb.(LCMY) Jan. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Abell 21 "Medusa Nebula" (LRGB) Jan. 2001

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M42/M43 Core (10 x 3 sec exp. each filter -CMY) Dec. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC1579 Reflection Nebula (LCMY) Dec. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M31 Andromeda Galaxy (CMY image) Dec. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7538 Emission Nebula (LCMY image) Dec. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M42 Outer Loop Region Andromeda(LRGB image) Nov. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M78/NGC2071 Reflection Nebulas (LRGB image) Nov. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC417 Emission Nebula (LRGB image) Oct. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC59 & IC63 Reflection Nebulas (LRGB image) Oct. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC1491 Emission Nebula (LRGB image) Oct. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M31 Andromeda Galaxy(LRGB image) Oct. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC348 Reflection Nebula (LRGB image) Oct. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Melotte 15 Open Cluster and Nebula (CMYL image) Oct. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Merope region of Pleiades (LRGB image)Oct.2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC246 (CMYL image) Sept. 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)Maia region of Plieades (CMYL image)Sept.2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)M22 August 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC7293 Helix Nebula August 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)IC1318 Butterfly Emission Nebula (CMY image) New! August 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6914 Area in Cygnus (Emission and Refection Nebula - CMY image) New! August 2000

Mars.jpg (1158 bytes)NGC6781 (Planetary Nebula -CMY image) New! August 2000