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Comet 2014 E2 Jacques, magnitude 8 in Cassiopeia. Pink blur at the bottom is emission nebula NGC896. 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Starlite Xpress SX-M25C 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 6.3, Starlite Xpress SX-M25C camera. 30 minute exposure. August 2014
M22, Globular Cluster in Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Starlite Xpress SX-M25C camera. 9 minute exposure. August 2014
M101, Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Starlite Xpress SX-M25C camera. 36 minute exposure. August 2014
IC5146, Cocoon Nebula in Cygnus, 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Starlite Xpress SX-M25C camera. 60 minute exposure. July 2014
M16, Eagle nebula in Serpens, 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Starlite Xpress SX-M25C camera. 30 minute exposure. July 2014
M17, Omega Nebula, Sagittarius,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress SX-M25C camera. 18 minute exposure. July 2014.
M27, Dumbbell Nebula, Vulpecula,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress SX-M25C 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 SX-M25C camera. 36 minute exposure. May 2014.
Comet C/2012K1Panstarrs, about magnitude 8, Ursa Major, showing beginnings of two tails.
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress SX-M25C 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 SX-M25C 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 SX-M25C camera. 30 minute exposure. April 2014.
Ceres and Vesta in Virgo, 9 minute exposure, Starlite Xpress SX-M25C 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 SX-M25C camera. 30 minute exposure. March 2014.
NGC4565, Edge on galaxy, Coma Berenices,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress SX-M25C camera. 21 minute exposure. March 2014.
NGC4559, Irregular galaxy, Coma Berenices,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress SX-M25C camera. 30 minute exposure. March 2014.
NGC4631, Edge on galaxy, Canes Venatici,
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0" LX200 SCT at f6.3,
Starlite Xpress SX-M25C 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.
Sunspots by projection. Cody 6" Coudé telescope. Iphone camera. November 2013
Moon (Phase 87.7%) showing Sinus Iridum, Mare Imbrium, Plato and Herschel - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 1000 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, October 2013
Moon (Phase 87.7%) showing Mare Humorum and Gassendi - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 1000 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, October 2013
Uranus - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 800 frames each 1/5th second, processed in Registax 5, October 2013
NGC5907, Edge on galaxy in Draco. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 30 minute exposure. September 2013.
NGC6804 Planetary Nebula in Aquila,
10" Meade LX200 SCT f10, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD, 11 minute exposure, Sept 2013
M102, Unusual galaxy in Draco. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 21 minute exposure. September 2013.
NGC5985, 5982 and 5981, Draco. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 15 minute exposure. September 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.
M108, Spiral Galaxy, Ursa Major. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 12 minute exposure. May 2013.
NGC3184, Spiral Galaxy, Ursa Major. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 18 minute exposure. May 2013.
Comet 2011 L4 Panstarrs in Cassiopeia (Mag 7.3), 10 minute exposure at iso800, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT. April 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
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 Registax 6, January 2013
NGC1499, California Nebula, Perseus, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 1100D DSLR. 20 minute exposure. November 2012
IC405 Flaming Star Nebula, Auriga, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 20 minute exposure. November 2012
NGC7814, Edge on Spiral Galaxy, Pegasus. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 24 minute exposure. October 2012.
NGC7479, Spiral Galaxy, Pegasus. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 24 minute exposure. October 2012.
NGC7293, Helix Nebula, Aquarius. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 24 minute exposure. September 2012.
NGC7331, Spiral Galaxy, Pegasus. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 30 minute exposure. September 2012.
B133, Dark Nebula, Aquila. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 18 minute exposure. September 2012.
M2, Globular Cluster, Aquarius. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Average of seven 3 minute exposures. August 2012.
NGC6760, Globular Cluster, Aquila. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 9 minutes. August 2012.
NGC6888, Crescent Nebula, Cygnus. 10" Meade LX200 SCT at f6.3, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR, exposure 30 minutes. July 2012.
NGC6990, 6992, 6995 - Veil Nebula, (Supernova remnant), Cygnus . Meade 80mm f6 APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 28 minute exposure. July 2012.
CR399, Brocchi's Cluster (Coathangar),  Vulpecula, Meade 80mm f6 APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 1 minute exposure. July 2012.
Barnards Star,  Ophiuchus. Red dwarf star 6 light years away (3rd nearest)
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0" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Exposure 1 minutes. July 2012.
M14, Globular Cluster, Ophiuchus. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 12 minutes. July 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)
M17, Omega nebula in Sagittarius. Large emission nebula with embedded cluster and dark lanes. 10" Meade LX200 SCT at f6.3, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR, exposure 12 minutes. May 2012.
M8, Lagoon nebula in Sagittarius. Large emission nebula with embedded cluster and dark lanes. 10" Meade LX200 SCT at f6.3, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR, exposure 15 minutes. May 2012.
M5, Globular Cluster, Serpens. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 3 minutes. May 2012.
M99, Spiral Galaxy, Coma Berenices. 10" LX200 SCT at f6.3, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 30 minutes. May 2012.
NGC4535, Spiral Galaxy, Virgo. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 15 minutes. May 2012.
M90, Sb Spiral Galaxy, Virgo. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 15 minutes. May 2012.
M61, Sc Spiral Galaxy, Virgo. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 15 minutes. May 2012.
NGC4725, Barred Spiral Galaxy, Coma Berenices. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 15 minutes. May 2012.
M95, Spiral Galaxy, Leo showing supernova sn2012aw at mag13.5. 10" LX200 SCT at f6.3, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 30 minutes. May 2012. Click here for a comparison image without the supernova.
Supermoon rising (phase 99.2%). On May 6th 2012 the moon was nearer to the Earth (perigee) than at any time during the year. It was 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is furthest away.  Canon 550D DSLR (unguided), f5.6 400mm lens. Exposure 1 second at iso800. May 6th 2012
Moon (Phase 75.5%) showing Sinus Iridum - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 800 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, May 2012
Venus - phase 39% - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 700 frames each 1/30th second, processed in Registax 6, April 2012

Conjunction of Venus and the Pleiades.
Top image -
Canon 550D DSLR (unguided), f5.6 400mm lens. Exposure 0.8 second through thin cloud. ISO1600. April 2nd 2012.
Bottom image -
Canon 550D DSLR (unguided), f5.6 300mm lens. Exposure 40 seconds. ISO1600. April 5th 2012.
IC443, Jellyfish Nebula (Supernova remnant) and IC444, Reflection Nebula, Gemini. Meade 80mm f6 APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 40 minute exposure. March 2012.
Sunspot Group 1445 - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10 with full aperture solar filter, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 500 frames, each 1/400th second, processed in Registax 4, March 28th 2012
Conjunction of Venus and Moon (phase 15%), just over 3 degrees apart. Stars down to mag 7 also shown. Canon 550D DSLR (unguided), f5.6 250mm lens. Exposure 0.4 second shows earthshine. ISO1600. March 26th 2012
Comet 2009 P1 Garradd, Ursa Major, about magnitude 7 - note the comet has two tails. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 15 minute exposure. March 2012.
M1, Crab nebula, Taurus, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. 30 minute exposure. March 2012
Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, around 3 degrees apart - also showing the Pleiades. Modified Canon 1100D DSLR (unguided), f3.5 18mm EFS lens. Sum of six 20 second exposures at iso1600. March 12th 2012
M42, Orion nebula, Orion, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Modified Canon 1100D DSLR. HDR processing of 1 minute and 10 minute exposures. March 2012
Moon (Phase 76.5%) showing the crater Clavius - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 700 frames, each 1/30th second, processed in Registax 6, March 2012
Moon (Phase 76.5%) showing the crater Copernicus - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 700 frames, each 1/30th second, processed in Registax 6, March 2012

Conjunction of Venus and Moon (phase 14%), less than 3 degrees apart. Canon 550D DSLR (unguided), f5.6 200mm EFS lens. Upper image exposure 1/300 second, lower image exposure 0.5 second shows earthshine. ISO1600. February 25th 2012
Orion, Canon 550D DSLR (unguided), f2.8 28mm EF lens. 75 second exposure (5x15secs) at iso3200. February 2012
M81, Spiral Galaxy, Ursa Major. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 12 minutes. February 2012.
M82, Irregular Galaxy, Ursa Major. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 15 minutes. February 2012.
M33, Spiral Galaxy, Triangulum - image shows the central portion of this huge galaxy. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 12 minutes. January 2012.
NGC474 and 470, part of ARP227, Pisces. Note faint ring around 474. 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 36 minutes. January 2012.
M110, Elliptical Galaxy, Andromeda, Companion to M31, 10" LX200 SCT at f6.3, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 6 minutes. December 2011.
M32, Elliptical Galaxy, Andromeda, Companion to M31, 10" LX200 SCT at f6.3, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 6 minutes. December 2011.
NGC185, Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy, Cassiopeia, 10" LX200 SCT at f6.3, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 15 minutes. December 2011.
NGC6934 Globular Cluster in Delphinus - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective integration time 15 minutes. September 2011.
NGC6781 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Canon 550D DSLR camera. Effective integration time 30 minutes. September 2011
Supernova 2011fe in M101 in Ursa Major at Magnitude 10.0, 10" LX200 SCT at f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Effective exposure 15 minutes. September 2011. See for comparison an image taken 18 months earlier before the supernova appeared - here
Comet 2009 P1 Garradd, Hercules, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 20 minute exposure. September 2011. Click here for a close up image of the comet nucleus.
Moon (phase 50.1%) - Ptolemaeus, Alphonus, Arzachel, - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 500 frames, processed in Registax 4, May 2011
M96, Spiral Galaxy in Leo - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes, Apr 2011
NGC3115, 'Spindle' Galaxy, Sextans, - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 21 minutes, Apr 2011
M109, Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 10 minutes, Mar 2011
Moon (phase 59%), Meade 80mm APO Refractor, Canon 550D DSLR. 1/320 second exposure at iso200,  March 2011
M81, M82 and NGC3077, Group of Galaxies in Ursa Major, Meade 80mm APO Refractor, Canon 550D DSLR. 5 minute exposure. March 2011
B33, Horsehead nebula and NGC2023 bright nebular, Orion, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Canon 550D DSLR. 44 minute exposure. Febuary 2011
NGC2024, Flame Nebula and Zeta Orionis, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Canon 550D DSLR. 20 minute exposure. January 2011
M42 and 43, The Great Orion Nebula, Orion, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 20 minute exposure. January 2011
M78, Bright Nebula, Orion, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Canon 550D DSLR. 26 minute exposure. January 2011
Moon - phase 0.174, - 80mm Meade APO refractor f6, OpticStar P131C Video Camera. Sum of 180 frames, processed in Registax 4, Jan 2011
NGC1909, Witch head Nebula, Eridanus, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 28 minute exposure. January 2011
M31, The Great Spiral Galaxy, Andromeda, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 28 minute exposure. December 2010
M45, Pleiades, Taurus, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 28 minute exposure. December 2010
NGC1499, California Nebula, Perseus, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 36 minute exposure. December 2010
IC348 Bright Nebula in B3,4 Dark Nebula, Perseus, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 36 minute exposure. December 2010
IC405 Flaming Star Nebula and NGC1893 Open cluster and nebula, Auriga, Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 40 minute exposure. December 2010
Moon showing Rupes Recta -the 'straight wall' - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, OpticStar P131C Video Camera. Sum of 147 frames, processed in Registax 4, Nov 2010
Moon showing Archimedes and Mare Imbrium- 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10, OpticStar P131C Video Camera. Sum of 216 frames, processed in Registax 4, Nov 2010
IC1318, Gamma Cygnus and start clouds in the milky way, Spiral Galaxy, Triangulum. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 20 minute exposure. October 2010

NGC6992/5, Veil nebula, Supernova remnant in Cygnus. Note the huge number of stars in this part of our Milky Way galaxy. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 10 minute exposure. September 2010

B142-3 Dark Nebula in Aquila. Meade 80mm APO Refractor guided by 10" Meade LX200 SCT, Canon 550D DSLR. 10 minute exposure. September 2010

Milky Way from Perseus through Cygnus to Acquila, Canon 550D EOS camera f3.5 10mm lens. Sum of ten 30 second images (using DeepSkystacker) - exposure 5 minutes at iso1600, August 13th 2010. Lower image is annotated with constellations.
Perseid Meteor in Cygnus, Canon 550D EOS camera f3.5 10mm lens. Exposure 15 seconds at iso3200, August 13th 2010 at 00.11
Noctilucent Clouds due North and the star Capella, Canon 550D EOS camera f4.5 32mm lens. Exposure 0.4 second, July 9th 2010
Comet C/2009 R1 McNaught, Approx Magnitude 6 in Perseus, Canon 550D EOS camera f5.6 400mm lens. Guided by 10" Meade LX200. Five minute exposure summed on comet, June 2010
M17, Omega nebula in Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Canon 550D EOS. 11 minute exposure. June 2010
M20, Triffid nebula in Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Canon 550D EOS. 10 minute exposure. May 2010
M8, Lagoon Nebula, Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Canon 550D EOS camera. Five minute exposure. May 2010
NGC5033, Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes, Apr 2010
NGC4490, Irregular Galaxy in Canes Venatici - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes, Apr 2010
NGC4214, Irregular Galaxy in Canes Venatici - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes, Apr 2010
M85, Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices (Note NGC4304 to left) - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 9 minutes, Apr 2010
M91, Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes, Apr 2010
M63, Sunflower Galaxy in Canes Venatici - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 18 minutes, Apr 2010
M95, Spiral Galaxy in Leo- 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes, Apr 2010
M65, Spiral Galaxy in Leo- 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes, Apr 2010
Moon, Hyginus rille (lunar phase 43.8%%), Meade  LX200 SCT  f10, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 265 x 1/50th second exposures, processed in Registax 4, Mar 2010
B33, Horsehead Nebula, Orion - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 24 minute exposure, March 2010
Owl Nebula in Ursa Major - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes. March 2010
NGC891 Sb Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda - 10" Meade LX200 f6.3, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes. March 2010
NGC2359, Duck Nebula in Canis Major - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 15 minutes, Mar 2010


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