Tag Archives: Southern Hemisphere

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

NGC 3372 Eta Carinae Nebula in Ha, O3

NGC 3372 Eta Carina Nebula

The Eta Carinae Nebula, designated NGC 3372, is a southern hemisphere night sky object. It is quite prominent and easily visible to the unaided eye high in the south this time of year. This image is a collaboration between myself and fellow astrophotographer and friend, Ron Brecher (AstroDoc.ca) This image was featured in Skynews Magazine […]