Astronomy Photo Gallery

Historical Astronomy

Landscapes and Conjunctions

Jupiter Venus 063015
Jupiter Venus 063015
Saturn (left) and Mars (right) frame the head of Scorpius
Saturn (left) and Mars (right) frame the head of Scorpius
Jupiter Venus 063015
Jupiter Venus 063015

Earth

Moon

Blue Moon 074115
Blue Moon 074115
Blue moon and flying pig
Blue moon and flying pig

Sun

Log of solar eclipse observed in backyard 082117
Log of solar eclipse observed in backyard 082117

Mars, Venus and Uranus

Mars 05/20/16, not my photo.
Mars 05/20/16, not my photo.

Jupiter

Saturn

The tilt of Saturn's rings is clearly shown here. Note that more of the poles of the planet are visible as the rings tilt. The rings have a 15 year cycle, which explains the drift in this observing cycle. Saturn also has several moons, which are not shown. See Astro Notes for more detail on Saturn and its characteristics.

Nebulae

Nebulae are clouds of space dust. An emission nebula consists of ionized gas and is typically pink or red, with a mixture of blue and violet. A reflection nebula is produced by scattered light from a nearby star, and hence have a color similar to starlight.

Galaxies

V838 Monocerotis
V838 Monocerotis
Bode's galaxy M81 in Ursa Major
Bode's galaxy M81 in Ursa Major
Bode's galaxy M81 in Ursa Major
Bode's galaxy M81 in Ursa Major
Cigar galaxy in Ursa Major
Cigar galaxy in Ursa Major
Cigar Galaxy in Ursa Major
Cigar Galaxy in Ursa Major

Clusters

Constellations

Quasars

Quasar 4c11
Quasar 4c11

Comets

Other

Contains various locations and system modifications.

Focuser bridge extended with eyepiece
Focuser bridge extended with eyepiece
Focuser bridge and eyepiece collapsed
Focuser bridge and eyepiece collapsed
Parts for the focuser bridge
Parts for the focuser bridge
Rational for focuser bridge
Rational for focuser bridge
Drawing of bridge slider plate
Drawing of bridge slider plate

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