The Horsehead Nebula in Orion
The easy to identify Horsehead and nearby Flame (or Christmas Tree) nebulae are invisible wonders in what many Australians refer-to as the Saucepan, the base of which, is really Orion's Belt. Everything in this picture is invisible to the unaided eye, except for one or two of the brightest stars. Taken with a 4" Takahashi Apo refractor telescope with f3.7 reducer. f.l = 220mm. SBIG 3.2 megapixel cooled ccd camera with Astrodon RB, Ha and OIII filters. Total Exposure Time: 17.3 hours.
This Cat and Iguana Bonding
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Sleeping under the stars
Click here for large version I've just returned from this year's Namibia trip. This is a shot of our room in Sossusvlei, taken right after we returned from the dunes. I had switched on all the lights inside, which explains the warm glow (the walls are made from tent material). The ambient light is from lights alongside the wooden walkways and the lodge's main building. Single exposure, Nikon D3s, AF-S 14-24, tripod. Check out my website if you would like to join me on one of our photo tours…
The Omega Nebula in Sagittarius
Messier 17 is an emission nebula in Sagittarius that is often called both the Swan or Omega Nebula. This is a narrowband image taken with a 6inch f6 Maksutov-Newtonian telescope and an SBIG ST10xe camera and Astrodon Hydrogen-alpha and Oxygen III filters.
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