Category Archives: Published

My article and image of IC1396 in Skynews magazine Mar/Apr 2019

IC1396 in Skynews

Very pleased to have my image of IC1396 and short article featured in the “Parting Shot” section of the March/April issue of Skynews Magazine. It’s always an honour to have your work recognized like this. I imaged IC1396 (the Elephant Trunk Nebula) in the Fall of 2018 using the Skywatcher Esprit 100 Triplet Refractor, Moravian […]

My Article and Images in Skynews Magazine Nov-Dec Issue 2016

Featured astrophotography article in SkyNews magazine by Shawn Nielsen
Super exciting to have my Skynews Magazine astrophotography article featured on a 4-page spread in the November-December issue. While I've known about this upcoming for several months, it's always exciting to see your work in print and circulated around the Country to subscribers and on news stands. The skynews magazine astrophotography article is entitled "Eta Carinae [...]

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 […]

Comet sails past the Helix Nebula

Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS) passing near the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293)

This image was published in Skynew Magazine (Canada), Nov/Dec 2016 issue. A truly once in a lifetime opportunity. I was able to capture this image of Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS) passing near the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) on its cosmic journey through space. While the comet appears from our perspective to be passing near the […]

Globular Star Cluster Omega Centauri NGC 5139

Omega Centauri NGC 5139

This image was published in Skynews Magazine (Canada), Nov/Dec 2016 issue. A spectacular globular star cluster of the southern hemisphere, Omega Centauri NGC 5139 is located in the constellation of Centaurus and was first identified by Edmund Halley (of Halley’s Comet fame) in 1677. We’re starting to have more clear nights here in southern Ontario […]

M31 The Andromeda Galaxy

Awarded – Skynews POW Contest Winner: 9th Annual. The M31 Andromeda Galaxy is visible with the naked eye away from city lights in darker areas on a clear night. Of course with the naked eye it doesn’t look like it does in photos, but rather a diffused, grey patch in the sky, and even more […]