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Here is the third and final installment of the iPhone collaboration! This is my favorite of the three, and it’s qu...

‼️Special Collaboration Set!‼️ • Here is the third and final installment of the iPhone collaboration! This is my favorite of the three, and it’s quite shocking how much detail in the rock the iPhone preserves. • Tell me in the comments what you think •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Please check out @marc_wilk who provided me with iPhone images. He’s got a great gallery! Composite was made with @Lightroom, @Photoshop and Nik Software. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Follow my hashtag if you want to see my new posts! #thelightninja •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #longexposure #nightphotography #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #amazing_longexpo #astrophotography #longexpo #longexposureoftheday #longexposurephotography #milkyway #nightscape #slowshutter #lazyshutters #nightimages #longexpohunter #nightshooters #fs_longexpo #nightsky #nightscaper #astro_photography_ #stars #starrynight #ic_longexpo #natgeospace #ig_shotz_le #rsa_night #igpodium #milkywaychasers ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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📷 by @adphotography2410 __ Reposted from our Facebook group. Join and post in our group to get a feature! Link in bio. __ TRACKED BLENDED PANO 'At the edge of the precipice' Fb: IG: 500px: Website: Tenerife's crater is extremely dark because of two factors. The first one is of course the nature of the surrounding mineral environment principally constituted of dark basalt rocks and the volcanic rocks. The second is -believe it or not, caused by light pollution. It's so important when there's no lower clouds that it really creates a backlit situation, tremendously increasing contrasts and the darks in the shadows, much like staring into the light! That surely has a consequence when you try to move around at night inside the barren crater of El Teide! Unless you find yourself on a rare brighter area like on these whitish dust dunes of Minas de San Jose, you will need a head lamp to avoid falling into a 300-foot precipice, much like what stands right in front of me on the picture! Although the environment is just one of a kind with the iconic mountains in the background, and the milky way core rising bright right behind them! If you haven't been, I definitely recommend going, especially if you're an outdoor or astronomy lover! Sony a7s + Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art + Vixen polarie + Matt Aust - startrails LP filter Pano of 3 stitched landscape panels, 2 for the sky tracked, 1 for landscape untracked, same settings, time and location. 16'', f.2.5, ISO 6400. Stitched in PtGui Pro, edited in Lr.

Will Strathmann at Loveland Pass
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Will Strathmann at Loveland Pass --- REPOST: @willstrath from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @matthewsavillephoto --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Will about this image: --- BLEND —- SOCIAL: instagram.com/willstrath fb.com/willstrathmannphotography willstrathmann.com —- STORY: A cold night on the Continental Divide. I set out from Denver just past 2am to the top of Loveland Pass, a location familiar with just about anyone who spends time in the Colorado Rockies. It's a place many people drive to visit, where adventurers ski down the slopes or hike to neighboring peaks as tourists brave the winds to take photos at the Continental Divide sign, but few ever see it like this. 4am on a cold spring night, with cloudless, unobstructed views of the galaxy we call home. This was my first clear night shooting the Milky Way this season and it'll definitely go down as one of the best. —- EXIF: Sony a7iii, Sony 16-35mm f/2.8G Location: 39.666397, -105.870060 Date: 2018/04/19 Focal length: 23mm Sky: 20.0 sec, f/2.8, ISO 12800 Foreground: 13 images blended in Photoshop 6.0 sec, f/2.8, ISO 3200 —- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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The almost Full Moon! Oh man I love this warm weather 🍺
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Photo taken with the Celestron Edge HD 8" telescope and the Canon 6D DSLR camera (prime ...

The almost Full Moon! Oh man I love this warm weather 🍺 . Photo taken with the Celestron Edge HD 8" telescope and the Canon 6D DSLR camera (prime focus). This is a single shot with an exposure time of 1/100 seconds at ISO 100. The focal length of the telescope is 2032mm (f/10). . April 26, 2018.

I forgot to post this to my IG, posted on Fb earlier in the week. Better pics under development.
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I forgot to post this to my IG, posted on Fb earlier in the week. Better pics under development. #4am #moon #moonshot #moons #nightpic #nightsky #moonlight #sonyA68 #sony #sonypics #sonypic #myhobby #astrophotography

sunsets = silhouettes

sunsets = silhouettes

Milkyway shot just about a few min’s prior to sunrise at Denawan Island Homestay, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Milkyway shot just about a few min’s prior to sunrise at Denawan Island Homestay, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. #sonyA6000 #Samyang12mmf2

Moonlit ⭐️ trails
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This is a stack of 27 long exposures of the Trap Mountain near the Mules Ear overlook. The landscape is so bright because of ...

Moonlit ⭐️ trails . . This is a stack of 27 long exposures of the Trap Mountain near the Mules Ear overlook. The landscape is so bright because of the illumination from 15% waxing crescent moon. Hope you’ll like this pic! 📷: 03/21/18 . . #earthskyscience  #spacedotcom  #aaadotorg  #youresa  #universetoday #teamcanon #astrosprout . . . #yourshotphotographer #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #nps #optoutside #thenakedsingularity #findyourpark #pro_astrophoto #spacenation #texas #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark #igtexas #texastodo #bigbendnps #bosplanet #photoshop #astrophotography #nightphotography #igworldclub_astrophotography #startrails #night_excl #canon

Felt good to see the stars again last night! I’m amazed by how bright long exposure shots can turn out, I snapped this photo around 2AM with no lig...

Felt good to see the stars again last night! I’m amazed by how bright long exposure shots can turn out, I snapped this photo around 2AM with no lights on around us.

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"Accept, Don't Expect" RC 🌔🌌🌟 April 26, 2018 20:11 EDT, waxing gibbous 90% illumination • • • [ISO2200 f/11 1/200s 200mm handheld] #moon #moonlovers #moonlight #moonshine #moonlit #stargazer #astrophotography #moonphotography #bluesky #astronomy #astrophoto #space #lunar #luna #nature #space #natgeospace #spaceshooters #astronomynerd #astronomyfacts #universe #science #solarsystem #sky #super #astrovibes #onelove

Nathan Goncalves at Stockton Sand Dunes
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Nathan Goncalves at Stockton Sand Dunes — REPOST: @scenicdreamsphotography from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos — MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Nathan about this image: --- PANO SOCIAL fb.com/scenicdreams instagram.com/scenicdreamsphotography STORY Stockton sand dunes is a 40km stretch of sand about 2.5 hours north of Sydney, Australia. I hold a few workshops there each year and luckily a mate decided to bring a tent as a prop. Unfortunately you can't camp on there anymore due to a few bad eggs not respecting the area well enough. I found this spot last year as I didn't have a 4wd to get onto the beach. Definitely my favourite spot for astro in my area. EXIF 3 shot vertical pano Nikon d750, tamron 15-30mm @ 15mm. ISO 4000, 20 sec f/2.8. Stitched in LR and edited in both LR and photoshop. --- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

Joshua Tree Arch - I took this when I was first testing out the new Sigma 14-24 f2.8 lens. I shot it a bit differently than many of my images, so I...

Joshua Tree Arch - I took this when I was first testing out the new Sigma 14-24 f2.8 lens. I shot it a bit differently than many of my images, so I thought it would be fun to share a bit of what went in to creating it. I took 8 separate exposures for the sky that were stacked to help reduce noise. Each exposure was 15 seconds long at ISO4000. I used a program called Sequator to align and stack the images. The foreground was a single exposure at 120 seconds | f2.8 | ISO1600. After I had the combined sky images, I took them and masked out the foreground to use this longer exposure. I then applied separate edits to the sky and foreground as I would for any normal edit. The intention of shooting this way was to hopefully come back with an all around cleaner image that allowed me to pull more detail from both the foreground and sky. Let me know what you think! Sony A7RII - @sigmaphoto 14-24 f2.8 ART Edited on Dell XPS15 # Follow us to be featured . . via @jackfusco . . . #moon #telescope #thedailycosmos #universetoday #astrophotography #spaceshuttle #longexposure #astro_photography_ #fantastic_universe #exploration #milkywaystars #milkywaypics #milkywaychaser

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Night hides a world but reveals a universe. Walking under stars inside a n...

regram @natgeotravel Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project Night hides a world but reveals a universe. Walking under stars inside a narrow gorge at dark is an amazing experience. You truly feel connected to a planet in the galactic ocean. Here in the Capitol Reef National Park of Utah the night sky is still pristine and preserved from growing light pollution. Bright stars of the Summer Triangle (Vega, Deneb, Altair) appear in the center. The little red patch in the Milky Way is the North America Nebula. Follow me @babaktafreshi for more stories under stars. #capitolreefnationalpark #utah #astrophotography #nightphotography #milkyway #twanight @natgeo @natgeocreative

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T exceptional image of the Horsehead nebula was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter teles...

Follow @scienceoftheuniverse for more🔭 T exceptional image of the Horsehead nebula was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera. Located in the constellation of Orion, the Hunter, the Horsehead is part of a dense cloud of gas in front of an active star-forming nebula known as IC434. The nebulosity of the Horsehead is believed to be excited by the bright star Sigma Orionis, which is located above the top of the image. Just off the left side of the image is the bright star Zeta Orionis, which is the easternmost of the three stars that form Orion's belt. Zeta Orionis is a foreground star, and is not related to the nebula. The streaks in the nebulosity that extend above the Horsehead are likely due to magnetic fields within the nebula. Close study reveals that many more stars are visible in the top half of the image. Stars in the lower half of the image are obscured by a dark cloud of hydrogen gas. The edge of this large cloud is the horizontal strip of glowing gas that bisects the image. The Horsehead is located about 1,600 light-years away from Earth. The area shown in this image is quite large on the sky, covering about five times the area of the full Moon. This false-color image was created by combining emission-line images taken in hydrogen-alpha (red), oxygen [OIII] (green) and sulfur [SII] (blue). Image Credit: T.A.Rector (NOAO/AURA/NSF) and Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA/NASA) # Follow us fore more . . via @scienceoftheuniverse . . . #darkskyshots #astronomia #space #nightsky #galaxy #cosmos #nasa #astrophotography #astrophoto #thedailycosmos #liftoff #photography #milkywaypics #longexposure #milkywaychasers #wotn_milkyway #night #interstellar #astro_photography_ #amazing #milkywayphoto #timelessuniverse #super_longexpo #Spacegram #fullmoon

You guys!!! Let me tell you guys about my one true love! Actually, let me show you... in all her beautiful halo glory 😇 •

This happened tonight a...

You guys!!! Let me tell you guys about my one true love! Actually, let me show you... in all her beautiful halo glory 😇 • This happened tonight and I’m just in awe. Lastnight felt so good that I went back for a second dose. Then out of nowhere this happened. A 22 degree halo. #halo #moon #22degreehalo #longexposure #beauty #awe #astrophotography #skyporn #picoftheday #nikonlove #wander #explore #nikonnofilter #nikonphotography #gracebaybeach #turksandcaicos

The Elephant Trunk nebula is a concentration of dust and gas that lies in constellation Cepheus. It is part of a larger nebula, IC1396. The elongat...

The Elephant Trunk nebula is a concentration of dust and gas that lies in constellation Cepheus. It is part of a larger nebula, IC1396. The elongated dark globule is part of a region of star formation that lies 2,450 light-years away from earth. It consists of dense gas that is being compressed by the intense radiation from a nearby massive star which lies outside of this image. The compression of the gas in the globule is triggering the formation of stars within it, with some stars as young as 100,000 years old. A Takahashi TOA-150 telescope was used along with an SBIG STT-8300 camera. Exposure time was a total of 21 hours acquired though narrowband filters that captures light from ionized hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur gases. www.MillerAstroPix.com

Unicorn Sky 🦄📍🇳🇴 31-MAR-2018 | Sony A5100 | E 16mm F2.8 | 20”

Unicorn Sky 🦄📍🇳🇴 31-MAR-2018 | Sony A5100 | E 16mm F2.8 | 20”

📍🇳🇴 First night in Tromsø, first time seeing the Northern Light, and first ever attempt at Manual Mode. 29-MAR-2018 | Sony A5100 | E 16mm F2.8 | 8”

📍🇳🇴 First night in Tromsø, first time seeing the Northern Light, and first ever attempt at Manual Mode. 29-MAR-2018 | Sony A5100 | E 16mm F2.8 | 8”

guys someone took a bite out of the moon tonight oh no

guys someone took a bite out of the moon tonight oh no

M🌍ther Nature 📍🇳🇴31-MAR-2018 | Sony A5100 | E 16mm F2.8 | 8”

M🌍ther Nature 📍🇳🇴31-MAR-2018 | Sony A5100 | E 16mm F2.8 | 8”

31-MAR-2018 📍🇳🇴| Sony A5100 | E 16mm F2.8 | 20”

31-MAR-2018 📍🇳🇴| Sony A5100 | E 16mm F2.8 | 20”

29-MAR-2018: Day 1 of Northern Light Hunting & my first time ever using a manual mode. Honestly, the manual part was almost as exciting as spotting...

29-MAR-2018: Day 1 of Northern Light Hunting & my first time ever using a manual mode. Honestly, the manual part was almost as exciting as spotting the light. 😂 The activity was low (less than 2 kp) but I think my entry level camera and lens did an ok-ish job. | Sony A5100 | E 16mm F2.8 | 5”

M101 is a face-on galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away from earth in the constellation Ursa Major. As one of the more famous objects in the...

M101 is a face-on galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away from earth in the constellation Ursa Major. As one of the more famous objects in the Messier Catalog, it is commonly known as the Pinwheel Galaxy. M101 is a large galaxy comparable in size to the Milky Way. With a diameter of 170,000 light-years it is roughly equal the size of the Milky Way. It has a disk mass on the order of 100 billion solar masses. This image was taken a couple years ago at New Mexico Skies near Cloudcroft New Mexico with a Takahashi FRC 300 telescope.

The Pelican (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067) is an emission nebula with a distinctive shape that resembles its name. The nebula is located nearb...

The Pelican (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067) is an emission nebula with a distinctive shape that resembles its name. The nebula is located nearby the star Deneb in the constellation Cygnus, and is adjacent to the familiar North America Nebula. It is about 2,000 light-years away. The light from young stars is heating gas within the nebula, resulting in an ionization front visible in bright orange on the right. This image was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 telescope and an SBIG STT-8300 camera. Images include 10 hours each (30 hours total) though HA (Hydrogen) OIII (Oxygen) and SII (Sulfur) filters that captures the emission of these respective elements. www.MillerAstroPix.com .

Centaurus A is the fifth brightest galaxy in the sky making it an ideal target for amateur astronomers, and is famous for the dust lane across its ...

Centaurus A is the fifth brightest galaxy in the sky making it an ideal target for amateur astronomers, and is famous for the dust lane across its middle. It resides in the constellation of Centaurus and is around 13 million light years from Earth. The galaxy has a very strange shape, which scientists think was caused by a large elliptical galaxy and a smaller spiral galaxy colliding a long time ago. There is a supermassive black hole at the center of Centaurus A which has the mass of 55 million​ ​suns like ours. By comparison, the back hole at the center of our own Milky Way has a mass of 4 million suns. The twisted shapes in the center are from the back hole emitting very powerful jets of energy made up of x-rays and radio waves. Centaurus A was one of the first places humans were ever able to detect radio waves coming from that was outside of Earth. Images totaled 4 hours and were taken through an SBIG ST-10 camera and Takahashi FRC-300 telescope.

The Cygnus wall is part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive outline popularly called The North America Nebula. At a distance of 1500 lig...

The Cygnus wall is part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive outline popularly called The North America Nebula. At a distance of 1500 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, the ridge spans 20 light years and is one of the highest concentrations of star formation in the region. This version used Sulfur II, Hydrogen Alpha, and Oxygen III narrowband filters to capture ionized gas from those specific elements. After the data was captured, the SII data was assigned to red, OIII to blue and SII to red in Photoshop. This configuration of elements to color is referred to as the “Hubble Palate.” 25 hours of total exposures were used to create this image with a Takahashi TOA-150 telescope and SBIG STT-8300 camera.

This image was taken just outside of Boulder, Colorado with a Takahashi FSQ-106 106mm F5 telescope. The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is a large emi...

This image was taken just outside of Boulder, Colorado with a Takahashi FSQ-106 106mm F5 telescope. The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is a large emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. It is 1500 light years distant, and spans approximately 100 light years in length. Its red fluorescence is primarily due to excitation of hydrogen atoms in the nebula by the nearby star Menkib, seen at the bottom of the nebula in this image. Images included 5 hours (15 images at 20 minutes) though an HA (Hydrogen) filter, 5 hours (15 at 20 minutes) through an OIII (Oxygen) and 2 hours (24 at 5 minutes) each through red, green and blue filters.

The Cave Nebula can be found within the constellation Cephius, and is some 2,400 light years away. This cloud of emission (red) and reflection (blu...

The Cave Nebula can be found within the constellation Cephius, and is some 2,400 light years away. This cloud of emission (red) and reflection (blue) nebula is a star forming region which spans some 35 light years across. The nebula gets its name from the dark lane abutting the brightest curve of emission nebulosity which gives the appearance of a deep cave when seen through a telescope visually. A total of 18 hours of exposures were used through HA (hydrogen narrowband), luminance, red green and blue filters. Capture was made with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor.

This is a wide angle view of the Heart (IC1805) and Soul (IC1848) nebula located within the constellation Cassiopeia. They reside within the Perseu...

This is a wide angle view of the Heart (IC1805) and Soul (IC1848) nebula located within the constellation Cassiopeia. They reside within the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way galaxy at a distance of 6000 and 6500 light years away respectively. The Heart (upper right) is named after its resemblance to the human heart. The Soul (lower left) has been associated with a small human body or embryo. The Heart and Soul stretch out 300 light-years across in an area that is is very active with star formations. Both nebula contain star clusters which have blown surrounding material into the red/orange colored bubbles. This image was taken through narrow band filters which pass a very small bandwidth of light emitted by ionized hydrogen (green), oxygen, (blue) and sulfur (red). This is a Mosaic of 2 images taken with a Takahashi FSQ-106 telescope and STL-11000 camera.

IC 1318, or the Gamma Cygni Nebula lies within the constellation Cygnus the Swan, also known as the Northern Cross. Sadr, the brightest star within...

IC 1318, or the Gamma Cygni Nebula lies within the constellation Cygnus the Swan, also known as the Northern Cross. Sadr, the brightest star within IC 1318 and in the upper left of the image, is the center of Northern Cross. The butterfly nebula to the left of Sadr is bisected by a long dark dust lane that separates the “wings”. The Crescent, an emission nebula lies to the lower right. The distance for IC 1318 and the Crescent nebula is estimated at 5,000 light years. This is an image captured through narrowband filters that capture the emission of ionized hydrogen (green), oxygen (blue) and Sulphur (red). A Takahashi TOA-150 telescope was used.

The Helix Nebula or NGC 7293, is a planetary nebula that can be located in the constellation Aquarius and sits at a distance of 650 light years. Th...

The Helix Nebula or NGC 7293, is a planetary nebula that can be located in the constellation Aquarius and sits at a distance of 650 light years. The white dot at the center of the Helix is the hot central star, which has ejected material as it reaches the final stages in its stellar evolution. The star's outer layers of material have expanded and cooled, creating a huge composition of dust and gas that spans two light years across. Radiation flowing from the dying star ionizes this gas, causing it to glow. This star is destined to become a white dwarf, a shrunken, super-dense object that can pack a sun's worth of material into a sphere the size of Earth. This image was taken with Takahashi TOA-150 and PlaneWave 400 telescopes, with 20 hours of HA and 4 hours each of red, green and blue data.

M81, or “Bode’s galaxy” is a spiral galaxy that lies 12 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Along with M82, it forms one of t...

M81, or “Bode’s galaxy” is a spiral galaxy that lies 12 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Along with M82, it forms one of the finest pairs of galaxies that can be viewed through small telescopes. The spiral arms wind all the way down into the nucleus and are made up of young, bluish, hot stars formed in the past few million years, while the central bulge contains older, redder stars. M81 was discovered by J.E. Bode of Berlin in 1774. I took the luminance data with a Takahashi FRC-300 near Cloudcroft New Mexico. The RGB color data was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 in Boulder Colorado.

M81 and M82 are a pair of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major. They can be spotted throughout the years as they circumnavigate around the Nort...

M81 and M82 are a pair of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major. They can be spotted throughout the years as they circumnavigate around the North Star Polaris. The spiral galaxy M81 at right, is strongly interacting with the galaxy M81 to the left, resulting in M82’s irregular shape The gravity from M81 has resulted violent star forming regions and colliding gas clouds so energetic the galaxy glows in X-rays. The pair lie 12 million light years from earth but only 150,000 light years from each other. What surrounds the galaxies is the integrated flux nebula, a reflection nebula of gas and dust not lit by a single star, but the light of the entire Milky Way Galaxy. Image was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor. www.MillerAstroPix.com.

The Elephant Trunk nebula is a concentration of dust and gas that lies in constellation Cepheus. It is part of a larger nebula, IC1396. This elonga...

The Elephant Trunk nebula is a concentration of dust and gas that lies in constellation Cepheus. It is part of a larger nebula, IC1396. This elongated dark globule is part of a region of star formation that lies 2,450 light-years away from earth. It is a region of dense gas that is being compressed by the intense radiation from a nearby massive star, which lies to the left outside of this image. The compression of the gas in the globule is triggering the formation of stars within it, some as young as 100,000 years old. This image was captured with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor and through three filters that pass only 5nm of light from ionized hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur. Seven hours of images were taken through each of the three filters, with green assigned to hydrogen, blue to oxygen and red to sulfur.

The Pacman nebula, or NGC 281 is a star forming region that lies 10,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula is approximate...

The Pacman nebula, or NGC 281 is a star forming region that lies 10,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula is approximately 80 light years across. NGC 281 is an emission nebula which gets its color from elements that are excited by nearby stars. Image was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor. Each color represents a particular wavelength of light and hence a particular element in the gas cloud. In this image, hydrogen is mapped to green, oxygen blue and sulfur red.

This image features the Orion Nebula (M42) with the Running Man Nebula (NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973) sitting ½ degree northeast (above). M42 i...

This image features the Orion Nebula (M42) with the Running Man Nebula (NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973) sitting ½ degree northeast (above). M42 is a well-known, bright nebula in the constellation Orion that can be seen with the naked eye. It lies at a distance of 1,300 lights years, and is the closest region of massive star formation to earth. The Orion Nebula is an example of a stellar nursery where new stars are being born with approximately 700 stars in various stages of formation. The Running Man is a reflection nebula that lies 5,000 light-years from Earth and shines blue from the light of the young, not fully developed stars that scatter light more effective at the bluer end of the electromagnetic spectrum than the red. This scattering takes place when light streaming from the stars interacts with coarse grains of interstellar dust. NGC 1977 stretches above center, separated from NGC 1973 (below right) and NGC 1975 (below left) by darker regions of obscuring dust. This image totals nine hours of exposures through HA, red, green and blue filters using a Takahashi TOA-130 telescope and SBIG STL-1100 camera.

The Crab nebula, or messier designation M1, resides in the constellation Taurus and is a remnant of a super nova that occurred back in the year 105...

The Crab nebula, or messier designation M1, resides in the constellation Taurus and is a remnant of a super nova that occurred back in the year 1054. The super nova was witnessed and documented by Chinese astronomers. At the center of the nebula lies a neutron star 28–30 km across with a spin rate of 30 times per second. The Crab Nebula lies some 6,500 light years across, and spans 11 light years. This image was taken with a Takahashi MT-200 telescope for HA and RGB data, and with a remote GRAS observatory for the luminance data.

This is an image of the southwest arm of the Andromeda galaxy or M31. This galaxy lies at a distance of 2.5 million light years in the constellatio...

This is an image of the southwest arm of the Andromeda galaxy or M31. This galaxy lies at a distance of 2.5 million light years in the constellation Andromeda. Andromeda is the brightest and closest of all spiral galaxies. From sufficiently dark areas, it can be seen with the naked eye and can be easily viewed through binoculars. To think that one can walk outside, and have photons hit your pupils that left 2.5 million years ago never ceases to amaze me. Andromeda lies 220,000 light years across, and is estimated to contain from 200 to 400 billion stars. Where nearly all galaxies are racing away from earth due to cosmic expansion, Andromeda is moving towards us, and is targeted to collide with our own galaxy in 4.5 billion years. The southwest arm is of interest (well, they are both pretty interesting) because it contains NGC 206, the blue section (center of image). NGC 206 contains massive blue stars less than 10 million years old. To the lower left of the image can been scene a companion galaxy M32. The other arm also has a companion galaxy, M110. Taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 telescope from Boulder, Colorado USA.

The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) lies in the summer constellation, Cygnus the Swan. The Crescent is an emission nebula spanning 25 light years and si...

The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) lies in the summer constellation, Cygnus the Swan. The Crescent is an emission nebula spanning 25 light years and sits about 5,000 light years from earth. Gas is energized by a Wolf-Rayett star that is located in the middle of the nebula’s shell. Image was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor. This image consists of 9 hours of exposures through a HA (hydrogen) and 10 hours through an OIII (oxygen) filters narrowband filters. Narrowband filters isolate emitted light from these specific atoms that have been energized by the massive Wolf-Rayett star. Oxygen is the third most prevalent element within the cosmos.