Tag Archives: SBIG

Running Chicken Nebula IC2944

Meet IC2944, also known as the Running Chicken Nebula. It’s a southern hemisphere deep sky object. An open cluster with an associated emission nebula found in the constellation Centaurus. Within this region of nebulosity is a set of Bok globules. They were discovered in IC 2944 by South African astronomer A. David Thackeray in 1950. These […]

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 [...]

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. […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 […]