Thursday, October 19, 2017

Featured in Amateur Astronomy Magazine
Honored! I have a 5-page feature of my work in Amateur Astronomy Magazine. Thank you to Charlie Warren and Robert Reeves for the feature! Here is the opening page.
This is in the Fall 2017 (Issue #96) at

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Image catch-up: Sh2-254, IC 2169, and Sun
Hi all,
Just playing catch-up with a few images that I have not posted here :) Here you go...(links to main site below each image for details):

Sharpless 254 (Sh2-254):

IC 2169 (blue reflection nebula left of center):

Sun and sunspots:

M16 - Eagle Nebula ("Pillars of Creation")
Hi all - Here is the latest backyard result - portable setup, as always  :)

M16 - Eagle Nebula ("Pillars of Creation")
TOA-130F, EM200, QSI540wsg
Imaged over 2 nights.
15x10min Ha, 4x10min L (bin1x1); 5x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias:


Sunday, September 10, 2017

21 Aug 2017 Eclipse - from Las Cruces, NM
Hi all :)  Here are a couple of images of the eclipse from my location in Las Cruces, NM USA. I have been in eclipses in the past (total and annular), so did not travel for this one :)  I have a link to more info after the "Max" image. Here you go!

More images/details:

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Jellyfish Nebula: Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day!!
Hi all... my Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443) image was Astronomy Magazine "Picture of the Day" on Wednesday, 2 August 2017! Here is a screengrab:

Friday, July 21, 2017

Galaxy NGC 3184 (approx 40 million light years away)
Hi all... here is the latest result (and first time I tried this object). :)
Galaxy NGC 3184 (approx 40 million light years away)
TOA-130F, EM200, QSI540wsg
14x10min L (bin1x1); 4x5min ea RGB (bin2x2);

 Image on my site is here:

Monday, July 10, 2017

Boogie Man Nebula: Astronomy Magazine POD!
Hi all... my Boogie Man Nebula image was Astronomy Magazine "Picture of the Day" on 7 July 2017 (so it was there for the weekend)! Here is a screengrab:

Original image is here: