M16 The Eagle Nebula

This image of of the Eagle Nebula in the Constellation of Serpens was taking during one of my outings to a local dark site between Conestoga Lake [...]

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

A very popular target of the late Winter and Spring night sky is the Whirlpool Galaxy; cataloged as Messier 51 (M51). It is visible in small telescopes [...]

M33 The Triangulum Galaxy

M33 the Triangulum Galaxy is located about 14 degrees below the famous and great Andromeda galaxy M31. The easiest way to find M33 with binoculars is to [...]

M20 The Trifid Nebula

M20 The Trifid Nebula is a magnificent and very interesting nebula. It’s an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula (red portion), a [...]

The Winter night sky in the Fall

I was up very early this morning, September 3rd, and noticed it was clear out. The clouds had drifted off over night some time. I put my [...]

NGC7635 The Bubble Nebula

Another interesting object is NGC7635 also known as the Bubble Nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It’s the result of massive stars in the region that create fast-moving [...]

The Leo Trio Galaxy Group

This galaxy group is known as the M66 Galaxy Group and the Leo Trio Galaxy Group. The three conspicuous galaxies are roughly centered in this image. M66 [...]

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What is light pollution?

The constellation Orion, imaged at left from dark skies, and at right from Orem, UT, which is not a large city. This photo is intended to [...]

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