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Perseid Meteor near M31 galaxy in Andromeda. Unguided Canon 550D DSLR at iso1600, 28mm lens at f2.8. 30 second exposure. August 2015.
Perseid Meteors near Altair in Aquila. Unguided Canon 550D DSLR at iso3200, 28mm lens at f2.8. 15 second exposure. August 2015.
IC1318, Gamma Cygnus and star clouds in the milky way. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Trius SX25C camera. 60 minute exposure. August 2015
Milky Way through Aquila, Unguided Canon 550D DSLR at iso3200, 28mm lens at f2.8. 20 x 15 second exposures stacked in AstroArt 5. August 2014.
NGC6595 and IC1284, Bright Nebulae, Sagittarius . 60 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. July 2015
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter - Canon 550D, 400mm lens at f5.6, 1/2th second exposure at iso800 (insert 1/200 sec), through thin cloud, 22.30BST June 30th 2015
M106, Spiral Galaxy, Canes Venatici. 60 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. June 2015
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter - Canon 70D, 200mm lens at f5.6, 1/10th second exposure at iso1600, 22.27BST June 29th 2015
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in AutoStakkert2 and Registax 6, June 2015
Asteroid 1566 Icarus in Bootes, close approach to Earth (5 Million miles), approx magnitude 13-14. 12 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. June 2015
M8 Lagoon Nebula and starfields in Sagittarius, 15 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. June 2015
Virgo Galaxy Cluster, Virgo. 30 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4. May 2015
M61, Spiral Galaxy, Virgo. 45 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. May 2015
Conjunction of Venus and Mercury - Canon 550D, 28mm lens at f2.8, 1/30th second exposure at iso800, April 2015
M67, Open Cluster, Cancer. 18 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. April 2015
M6 and M66, Spiral galaxies, Leo. 60 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. April 2015
NGC3628, Edge on galaxy, Leo. 60 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. April 2015
Conjunction of Moon, Venus, Aldebaran and the Hyades - Canon 70D, 80mm lens at f9, 2 second exposure at iso1600, April 2015
NGC4559, Spiral galaxy, Coma Berenices. 50 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. April 2015
NGC4725, Spiral galaxy, Coma Berenices. 55 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. April 2015
M3, Globular Cluster, Canes Venatici. 20 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. April 2015
Jupiter and Great Red Spot - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in AutoStakkert2 and Registax 6, April 2015
Jupiter showing moon Io occulting Ganymede. Frames taken using Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Each frame is the sum of 600 frames each 1/60th second, processed in AutoStakkert2 and Registax 6. Movie compiled in Windows Movie Maker. April 19th 2015.
M104, 'Sombrero' Spiral Galaxy, Virgo. 60 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. April 2015
M63, 'Sunflower' Spiral Galaxy, Canes Venatici. 35 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. April 2015
Moon (phase 45.8%) at close to maximum western libration. Note to the east of Mare Crisium, Mare Marginis and Mare Smythii are visible near the limb. Two 1/100th second exposures joined in Canon Photostitch. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. March 2015
M64, 'Blackeye' Spiral Galaxy, Coma Berenices. 30 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f10. March 2015
NGC 4565, Edge-on Spiral Galaxy, Coma Berenices. 45 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f10. March 2015
Time lapse video - Moon, Orion, Gemini etc, TLC200 Pro camera, March 2015
NGC 2903, Spiral Galaxy, Leo. 30 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. March 2015
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in AutoStakkert2, March 2015
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in AutoStakkert2, March 2015
IC 2177, Seagull nebula, Monoceros. 60 minute exposure. Field of view about 2 degrees. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. March 2015
Conjunction of Mars, Venus and the crescent moon (phase 5%) - Canon 550D, 140mm lens at f5.6, 1/10th exposure at iso3200, February 2015
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, February 2015
M78, Bright Nebula, Orion, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 65 minute exposure. Febuary 2015
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in AutoStakkert2, January 2015
Moon (Phase 67%) - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 1000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in AutoStakkert2, January 2015.
Top image crater - Deslandres
Bottom image - Straight Wall
NGC 1977, Running man nebula Nebula, Orion. 30 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. January 2015
NGC 1909, Witch head nebula, Eridanus. 45 minute exposure. Field of view about 2 degrees. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. January 2015
Comet 2014 Q2 Lovejoy, Eridanus. 45 minute exposure. Field of view about 2.75 degrees. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. January 2015. The negative b&w version shows the tail better.
Comet 2014 Q2 Lovejoy, Taurus. 30 minute exposure. Field of view about 2 degrees. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. January 2015. The negative b&w version shows the tail better.
Comet 2014 Q2 Lovejoy, Eridanus. 15 minute exposure. Field of view about 2 degrees. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. January 2015. The negative b&w version shows the tail better.
Photos of the Geminid meteors. 15 second exposures at iso3200. Unguided Canon 550D DSLR, 10mm lens at f3.5. December 2014
NGC 6946, Spiral galaxy, Cepheus. 30 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. December 2014
NGC 7023, Bright nebula, Cepheus. 45 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. November 2014
NGC 1491, Emission nebula, Perseus. 30 minute exposure. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3. November 2014
NGC 6960, Veil nebula, Cygnus. 45 minute exposure. Field of view about 2 degrees. Note the huge number of milky way stars. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. November 2014
Aurora Borealis, Tromso, Norway. Unguided Canon 550D DSLR, 10mm lens at f3.5. 5 second exposure at iso1600. October 2014. See more of my images of Northern Lights here.
M33, Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Trius SX25C camera. 18 minute exposure. September 2014
NGC281, Emission Nebula in Cassiopeia, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Trius SX25C camera. 60 minute exposure. September 2014
NGC869/884, Double cluster in Perseus, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 6 minute exposure. September 2014
NGC7331, Spiral Galaxy in Pegasus, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 27 minute exposure. September 2014
Comet 2014 E2 Jacques, magnitude 8 in Cassiopeia. Pink blur at the bottom is emission nebula NGC896. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 30 times one minute exposures summed on the comet nucleus. August 2014
Perseid Meteor near Polaris in Ursa Minor. Unguided Canon 550D DSLR, 28mm lens at f2.8. 15 second exposure. August 2014.
M20, Trifid nebula in Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 30 minute exposure. August 2014
M22, Globular Cluster in Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 9 minute exposure. August 2014
M101, Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 36 minute exposure. August 2014
IC5146, Cocoon Nebula in Cygnus, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 60 minute exposure. July 2014
M16, Eagle nebula in Serpens, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 30 minute exposure. July 2014
M17, Omega Nebula, Sagittarius,
1
0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 18 minute exposure. July 2014.
M27, Dumbbell Nebula, Vulpecula,
1
0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 18 minute exposure. July 2014.

Southern Milky Way showing the Southern Cross, the Coalsack Nebula (Caldwell 99), the Jewel Box cluster (NGC4655) and Alpha Centauri. Modified Canon 1100D DSLR unguided with 50mm f1.8 lens. 30 second exposure (3 x 10 seconds) at iso 1600. Yellow region on left is cloud.
Image taken from Auckland Astronomical Society observatory, Auckland, New Zealand, June 2014
Southern Milky Way showing the Carina Nebula (NGC3722), the Southern Pleiades (C102) and the Running Chicken Nebula (C100). Modified Canon 1100D DSLR unguided with 50mm f1.8 lens. 30 second exposure (3 x 10 seconds) at iso 1600.
Image taken from Auckland Astronomical Society observatory, Auckland, New Zealand, June 2014
NGC4244, Edge on Galaxy, Canes Venatici,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 36 minute exposure. May 2014.
Comet C/2012K1Panstarrs, about magnitude 8, Ursa Major, showing beginnings of two tails.
1
0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 24 minute exposure. May 2014.
Field of galaxies in the Coma Virgo cluster including M84, 86, 87 and NGC4388, 4438, 4461 and more. 15 minute exposure. Field of view about 2 degrees. Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. May 2014
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, May 2014
Mars, (CM81) - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, May 2014
Mars, (CM332) - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, April 2014
Comet C/2012K1Panstarrs, About magnitude 9, Bootes
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 30 minute exposure. April 2014.
Ceres and Vesta in Virgo, 9 minute exposure, Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. April 2014
M51, Whirlpool Galaxy, Canes Venatici,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 30 minute exposure. March 2014.
NGC4565, Edge on galaxy, Coma Berenices,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 21 minute exposure. March 2014.
NGC4559, Irregular galaxy, Coma Berenices,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 30 minute exposure. March 2014.
NGC4631, Edge on galaxy, Canes Venatici,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress Trius SX25C camera. 30 minute exposure. March 2014.
Jupiter showing great red spot and shadow transit of Callisto - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 1800 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, March 2014
Moon - crater Copernicus - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, March 2014
NGC2359, 'Thor's Helmet', Canes Major.
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 30 minute exposure. March 2014.
M78 area including NGC2067 and NGC2071, Orion.
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 30 minute exposure. March 2014.
NGC1977, Running Man Nebula, Orion.
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 8 minute exposure. February 2014.
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 1800 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, February 2014
SN2014J Supernova in galaxy M82, Ursa Major. Magnitude about 11. 10" LX200 SCT at f6.3, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 5 minute exposure. February 2014.
SN2014J Supernova in galaxy M82, Ursa Major. Magnitude about 11. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 15 minute exposure. January 2014.
Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy in Corona Borealis (Mag 5), 9 minute exposure at iso800, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. December 2013
IC342 Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 45 minute exposure. November 2013.

Nova Delphini 2013. Magnitude approx 4.5. Top image Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, 30 second exposure at iso 1600.
Bottom image
, Unguided, Modified Canon 1100D, 28mm lens, 10 second exposure. August 2013
Perseid meteor crossing the Square of Pegasus. Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera using f1.4 6mm lens. 20 second exposure. 10th August 2013 at 00.22UT
NGC4559, Spiral Galaxy, Coma Berenices. 10" LX200 SCT at f6.3, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 15 minute exposure. May 2013.
NGC4567/8, Siamese Twins Spiral Galaxies, Virgo. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 15 minute exposure. May 2013.
Markarian's Chain of galaxies, includes M84, M86, NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4458, NGC 4438 and NGC 4435. Virgo/Coma Berenices border. 10 minute exposure at iso800. Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. April 2013
Comet 2011 L4 Panstarrs in Andromeda (Mag 4.5), 100 second exposures at iso1600, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. April 2013
Asteroid 2012DA14 on close approach to Earth (distance under 20,000 miles), passing through Canes Venatici near to spiral galaxy NGC4244, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 1100D DSLR. Two 4 minute exposures at iso400. 15th February 2013
M38, Open cluster in Auriga. Mag 6.4, 21', 100 stars. Note small nearby cluster NGC 1907 to the south. 80mm Meade APO refractor, modified Canon 1100D guided by 10" Meade LX200. Single 2 minute exposure. February 2013
NGC1647, Open Cluster, Taurus, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 1100D DSLR. 2 minute exposure. February 2013
Area around Zeta Orionis with NGC2024 (Tank Track Nebula), IC434 and B33 the horsehead nebula, Orion. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 10 minute exposure. February 2013.
M35, Open Cluster, Gemini (note open cluster NGC2158 to SW), Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 1100D DSLR. 2 minute exposure. February 2013
NGC2264, Cone Nebula, Monoceros, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 1100D DSLR. 30 minute exposure. February 2013
NGC2237, Rosette Nebula, Monoceros, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 1100D DSLR. 20 minute exposure. February 2013
NGC1499, California Nebula, Perseus, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 1100D DSLR. 20 minute exposure. November 2012
B133, Dark Nebula, Aquila. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 18 minute exposure. September 2012.
Venus transit of the Sun taken from Westport, CT, USA. Canon 550D DSLR (unguided), f36 200mm lens with neutral density filter. Exposure 1/4000th second at ISO100. 5th June 2012, 19:38 EST (USA)


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