EXAMPLES OF CCD IMAGES AND PHOTOS
These images were taken on a CG11 telescope with a Van Slykes
Microslider, an Andy Saulietis colour wheel and a CB245 ccd
camera. For most images, the Celestron F6.3 focal reducer was
included in the optical train to increase the field of view on
the ccd chip. Click on any of the thumbnail images on this page
to view them at a larger size; use your browser's BACK
key to return to this page after viewing the image. Some images
were photographs taken with an Olympus OM-1 camera, guided by a
QuickCam B/W computer camera.
Elusive Horsehead nebula in Orion (B33 in IC434). This is a dark
gas cloud with a fortunate shape
Globular Cluster M13 in Hercules, showing the many stars.
Whirlpool galaxy M51, in Canes Venatici, a superposition of two
galaxies that are now separated by a vast intergalactic
distance in the direction of viewing. These
galaxies interacted millions of years ago and the
smaller one is now receding away from the larger
Blue Spiral Galaxy, NGC 3184, a less often imaged face-on
spiral in Leo, prominent in the early Spring night-time sky.
Owl Nebula, M97, a large planetary nebula in Ursa Major.
Ring Nebula in Lyra, M57, showing the two central stars, and the
background star behind the red outer expanding ring of gas.
Lagoon Nebula, M8, showing the "lagoon" and the prominent star
cluster NGC 6530 which contains many young,very hot stars.
Mosaic Image of The Great Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest
and largest galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy.
The Great Andromeda Galaxy M31
Crab nebula M1, the remnant of a supernova explosion in AD
Spiral galaxy M88 showing the 1999 supernova explosion (guest
marked by a box in this image.
Great Orion Nebula M42, showing the trapezium stars and
nebulosity. Multiple short exposures and DDP processing were
to preserve a large dynamic range for this image
Broadside spiral galaxy, M101. with widely spaced arms
Edge-on view of a spiral galaxy, NGC4565, showing the prominent
dark gas lanes.
Edge-on view of a spiral galaxy, NGC891, also showing prominent
dark gas clouds.
Edge-on view of a spiral galaxy, NGC3628., a less often imaged
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