I own a variety of telescopes and cameras and enjoy taking photos of the night sky. Here are a few of the ones I enjoy the most.
The Full Moon
M16 - The Eagle Nebula
M8 - The Lagoon Nebula
M20 – The Trifid Nebula
M22 – Globular Cluster
70,000 stars located in Sagittarius
The Milky Way - 2010
The 2012 Annular Eclipse
Seen from central New Mexico
The Transit of Venus
The rarest of astronomical phenomenon. This will not happen again until December of
M31 – The Great Andromeda Galaxy
Estimated at 1 trillion stars it’s twice the size of our
galaxy. It’s one of our close neighbors
at 2.5 million light years from Earth.
M45 – The Pleiades
Known as “the seven sisters” it was used as a test for good
vision. Through the telescope you can
see many more than seven. A long exposure
shows the remains of the nebula these stars formed from.
M42 – The Great Orion Nebula
If you look south on winter nights you can almost see this
bright nebula without a telescope. It’s
below the three stars of Orion’s belt along with its companion The Running Man
Nebula. It’s bright core and dim fringes
make it a difficult target to image.
The Moon and Venus
Earth shine makes even the dark portion of the moon visible
at sunset. If you can see the new moon
from Earth, you would see the full Earth from the Moon. The sunlight from the bright Earth reflects
off the moon making it glow.
M24 – The Sagittarius Star Cloud
A view to the heart of our galaxy. 600 light years across and 10,000 light years
Star Trails - 2013
Seen over the Lost Sky Ranch guest house in central New Mexico.
The Milky Way – 2013
The Horse Head and Flame Nebula
Located in the constellation Orion near the end of his belt.