Category Archives: 2010

2010 images of nebula

IC 405 and IC 410 in Auriga HaRGB

IC405 and IC410 HaRGB. Shawn Nielsen and Steve Holmes 2010

This image of IC 405 and IC 410 consists of 2 hours colour data acquired using a Canon DSLR and 3 hours H-alpha data taken by a fellow astrophotographer, Steve Holmes of Kitchener, Ontario. For a more detailed description of this region please see my post IC405 and IC410 Nebulae in Auriga, H-alpha Technical: Skywatcher […]

Horse Head Nebula (B33) and Flame Nebula in Orion

Horse Head Nebula and Flame Nebula. November 2010

Returning once again to this marvelous pairing in the constellation of Orion my objective was to image the Horsehead (B33) and Flame Nebulae at a longer focal length (1260mm) for a more closeup perspective. In order to accomplish my goal I used a Celestron CPC800 SCT with a 0.63x reducer for a focal length of […]

IC405 The Flaming Star Nebula

IC405 Flaming Star Nebula. November 2010.

The IC405 nebula is quite intriguing I thought when doing some background reading on it. IC405 is a diffuse nebula that surrounds the bluish star AE Aurigae, the brightest star in the photo. This star is passing through this area of gas and dust, illuminating it. AE Aurigae is believed to be a runaway star […]

M16 The Eagle Nebula

M16 The Eagle Nebula, August 2010.

This image of M16 the Eagle Nebula in the Constellation of Serpens was taking during one of my outings to a local dark site between Conestoga Lake and Listowel, Ontario. A group of us astrophotographers use the site for imaging away from city light pollution. The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and […]

NGC 7635 The Bubble Nebula

NGC 7635 The Bubble Nebula. August 2010.

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 gas which spreads out from the star BD +60° 2522. Pushing surrounding sparse gas into a shell. The energetic starlight then ionizes the shell, causing it to glow. […]

M8 The Lagoon Nebula, 2010

M8 The Lagoon Nebula. July 2010

M8, The Lagoon Nebula, is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula. The Lagoon Nebula was discovered by Guillaume Le Gentil in 1747.  It’s actually one of two star-forming nebulae faintly visible to the naked eye from mid-northern latitudes. The other being M42 The Orion Nebula in […]