Astrophotography of the night sky

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Astrophotography of the Night Sky

Shawn Nielsen of VisibleDarkWelcome to my astrophotography and astronomy website. Here you’ll see images I have taken of the night sky and deep space objects, using a variety of equipment. My story began more than four decades ago looking up at the Moon with a small telescope my Father had. Today I do astrophotography from my home in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and also with remote telescopes located in New Mexico, Chile and Australia. I also have a Youtube channel where I discuss astrophotography, PixInsight processing as well as review and test astro products. Thank you for visiting and clear skies!

My latest astrophotography...

Lion Nebula Sh2-132

The Lion Nebula SH2-132

The Lion Nebula Sh2-132 is a weak emission nebula near the constellations of Cepheus and Lacerta. It’s thought to be between 10,000 and 12,000 light

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M33 The Triangulum Galaxy

M33 the Triangulum Galaxy

M33 the Triangulum Galaxy is a spectacular face-on spiral galaxy seen in the northern constellation Triangulum. It’s also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy or simply

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Comet Leonard C/2021 A1

Comet Leonard C/2021 A1

Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) is sweeping through northern predawn skies in the month of December 2021. Discovered by Greg Leonard, a senior researcher at the

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Pacman NGC 281

The Pacman Nebula NGC 281

The Pacman Nebula NGC 281 is a large emission nebula appearing near the orange giant star Schedar in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is located in the

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IC59 and IC63 nebula in Cassiopeia

A ghost in space! IC59 and IC63

Delighted that this image is featured in Amateur Astrophotography Magazine, Issue 93: With the Halloween season quickly approaching I thought I would image a

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