Category Archives: 2018

Lobster Claw, a Bubble and open cluster

Lobster claw, bubble nebula and open cluster M52
Imaging telescope: Esprit 100 triplet refractor and Moravian G3-16200EC CCD camera riding on the EQ6 mount and Skyshed Pier. From left to right, the Lobster Claw Nebula (Sharpless 157), the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) and open cluster M52. I captured this image of all three in October 2018 using the Esprit 100 triplet, Moravian 16200EC [...]

Meet M78 a Reflection Nebula in Orion

m78 a reflection nebula
I imaged M78 a Reflection Nebula in Orion using a remote telescope in New Mexico. This data was taken over two nights and is using the luminance data I posted of M78 previous. Its been combined with RGB data to give this colour image. And wow is this region of space colourful! M78 is about [...]

IC1848 The Soul Nebula

IC1848 The Soul Nebula

Click image to view higher resolution. IC1848 the Soul Nebula rises in the constellation of Cassiopeia in the Fall months of the northern hemisphere. This large emission nebula is often referred to along with its neighbour, IC1805 the Heart Nebula;  the Heart and Soul Nebulae. This is a 15 hour image taken over a few […]

M78 reflection nebula 100mins of luminance data

M78 reflection nebula

Click image to view higher resolution. This is 100 minutes of luminance data of the M78 reflection nebula. Taken from iTelescope New Mexico observatory. Messier 78 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780 and included by Charles Messier in his catalog of comet-like objects that same year. […]

IC1396 and the Elephant Trunk Nebula

IC1396 and Elephant Trunk Nebula

Click image to view higher resolution. IC1396 is a large region of ionized gas about 2,400 light years from Earth. The Elephant Trunk Nebula (extending vertical from bottom to center of image) is an interstellar gas and dust concentration. It gets its name because it appears to resemble an Elephant head and trunk. This nebula […]

Sadr Gamma Cygni Region

Click image to view higher resolution. The bright star at center is Sadr, also known as Gamma Cygni. It is located in the constellation of Cygnus the Swan and rises high overhead during the late Summer here in Ontario. Sadr forms the intersection of an asterism of five stars that is known as the Northern […]