Early Friday morning, I captured this shot of the Orion Nebula. Drink it in, everybody.
Nothing spooky here, I’m afraid, just two young open star clusters. M39, the larger-looking (though not actually larger) triangular open cluster, lies a few degrees north and east of Deneb. It’s the elder cluster here at 300 million years old. The second cluster, Caldwell 16, lies in the constellation Lacerta, west of M39. It’s only… Continue reading Astronomy Photos For Halloween 2019
I had to catch this one early this morning, before the clouds reasserted themselves. 17 1-minute exposures stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, processed in GIMP. Quite possibly the last images I’ll take with an iPhone 6. M42 and M43
Conditions weren’t perfect last night, but the clouds were scattered enough for me to capture this shot of The Ring Nebula in Lyra.
I’m still processing last week’s shots. Here’s what I have so far.
I’m still working on the narrowband images for the nebulae I imaged last week. (Higher learning curve with a color camera than I expected. I may need more GIMP plug-ins.) So here’s Jupiter from 7/11. Io is to its right and close, with its shadow falling across the northern equatorial belt of the giant planet,… Continue reading Astronomy Picture of the Week