Category Archives: Nebula

Images of emission, reflection and dark nebula as well as supernova remnants

Gas Clouds Of Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula in H-alpha

H-alpha image of M8 and M20 taken summer of 2011 with an Equinox 80mm APO refractor and modified Canon 350XT.

  For summer stargazers and astrophotographers, the Lagoon Nebula (M8) and Trifid Nebula (M20) are definitely in the top 10 for deep sky objects to observe and photograph. M8 the Lagoon Nebula (left in image) is approximately 4,077 light years from Earth. Interesting enough this night sky treasure of glowing ionized gas is visible with […]

The Iris Nebula NGC 7023 in Cepheus

Iris Nebula NGC 7023 taken from Oliphant, Ontario in September 2017.
The Iris Nebula, NGC 7023, is a deepsky object I have imaged before. It's a mysterious looking reflection nebula. Sometimes referred to as the keyhole nebula. This colour data was taken in September from our cottage up north in Oliphant, Ontario. The night skies up there are still prestine and dark, although with the introduction [...]

Eastern Veil narrowband H-alpha with Esprit 100 triplet refractor and ASI1600MM-C

NGC 6992 Eastern Veil supernova remnant
I've had more clear nights to use my new Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 triplet telescope. I've been collected HaRGB data between July 28 and Aug 7, on the Eastern Veil nebula NGC 6992. NGC 6992 is one part of the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop, a large but relatively faint supernova remnant (SNR). These are [...]

The Rosette Nebula in Hubble Palette

NGC 2237 The Rosette Nebula and open cluster NGC 2244 at center.
I will admit it has been a while since I have posted a new image. Between looking after my businesses, family life and the light pollution advocacy work I do it's not always easy to find time to image new data and process it... then add to this very few good clear nights, equipment issues [...]

Return to M20 the Trifid Nebula

M20 the Trifid Nebula

Featured Astronomy Magazine online Picture of the Day, Sept 8th, 2016.  Also featured in Amateur Astrophotography E-Magazine Aug 9th, issue #31 It’s been several years since I imaged M20 the Trifid Nebula. I decided to begin collecting new data on it in May 2016 using the remote 16″ ASA astrograph at Siding Springs Observatory. It […]

Tarantula Nebula NGC 2070 remote telescope astrophotography

Tarantula Nebula

A giant stellar nursery region and more than a 1000 light years wide, the Tarantula Nebula NGC 2070, is an intricate web of gas and dust. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy which is 180,000 light years from Earth, it is both a visually stunning region of space and the most violent […]