Jan 212024



M78 / NGC 2068 Reflection nebula in Orion.  FSQ-106ED with QHY268C


NGC 1333 – A Reflection nebula in Perseus.  FSQ-106ED with QHY268C


NGC 2264 – The Christmas Tree / Cone Nebula in the constellation Monoceros.  FSQ-106ED with QHY268C


M45 aka The Pleiades, The Seven Sisters, Subaru (ever noticed the Subaru car logo?)  FSQ-106ED with QHY268C


Auriga: The Flaming Star, The Tadpoles, The Spider and Fly Nebula… Canon R6 with Rokinon 135mm


The Witches Head in Orion – Truly a difficult target and I pushed harder than the skies allowed.  Canon R6 with Rokinon 135mm


Best Meteor of the Night!

Jan 212024

NGC 281 / IC 11 / Sh2-184 – Commonly called the Pacman Nebula. Located in the Perseus Spiral Arm of the Milkyway. Taken over multiple nights totally 26 hours of total emission line exposure time from Clinton, TN.

Close up crop showing some of the interesting Bok Globules; dark nebulas of dense cosmic dust and gas from which new star formation can begin.

Jan 202024

Sh2-261 AKA Lower’s Nebula – 10 Hours of Exposure time from Clinton, TN

Sh2-261, also called Lower’s Nebula in honor of Harold and Charles Lower who discovered it in 1939,  is located between the Orion and Perseus arms of the Milkyway.  It is dominated by H-alpha emission with little O[III] emission.

Sep 262021
Hoping those clouds clear out!
Star Trails over our campsite on the ridge
IC 59 & IC 63 eroding away under the radiation from the bright star Gamma Cas
IC 59 & IC 63 in context
IC 59 & IC 63 Annotated
Classic Car show on Sat!
Live Music Too!