NORTHERN DEEP SKY GALLERY

 Here you will find a selection of photographs of Deep Sky subjects taken oven the last few years.

Photogenic views of the skies over the Canary Islands.

Algol. See the famous variable's brightness change right before your eyes!

 

The m Cephei region; 180mm lens at f/2.5, 10m exposure.

Perseus double cluster (h and c Per) region; 180mm lens at f/2.5, 10m exposure.

Region around l Orionis (head of Orion); 180mm lens at f/2.5, 10m exposure.

Orion's Belt and sword displaying the Orion Nebula, M43, Flame Nebula,  Horsehead Nebula and M78; 180mm lens at f/2.5, 10m exposure.

The Great Galaxy in Andromeda and its two satellite galaxies; 10 min exposure onto Fuji Provia 400F slide film through a 300mm f/2.8 lens. Camera mounted on a Sky-Watcher EQ6.

The Pinwheel Galaxy, M33, in Triangulum; 10 min exposure onto Fuji Provia 400F slide film through a 300mm f/2.8 lens. Camera mounted on a Sky-Watcher EQ6.

Star trails around the North Celestial Pole; 10 min exposure taken during a weak auroral display near Doune, Scotland. A one hour exposure taken from a dark sky location in Egypt and a 15 minute exposure taken in Scotland with a statue in the foreground.

Cassiopeia imaged over La Palma; 5 minute exposure on 200ASA Kodak Elitechrome through 58mm lens at f/2. The familiar "W" is almost lost in the blaze of stars. Here is an annotated image.

Auriga imaged over La Palma; 5 minute exposure on 200ASA Kodak Elitechrome through 58mm lens at f/2. Capella is upper left and Saturn lower right. Here is an annotated image.

Orion trailed with a local monument in the foreground and also as a backdrop for trees.

The Milky Way stretching from Auriga to Puppis. A wide angle view using a 16mm lens at f/2.8; 10 minute exposure onto Kodak Elitechrome 200 film.

A wide angle view of the Milky Way stretching from Cygnus to Gemini. 10 minute exposure onto Kodak Elitechrome 200 using a 16mm lens at f/2.8.

The Summer Triangle. Centred on Altair, Vega and Deneb this view shows the Milky Way from Aquila through to Cygnus. The Cygnus Rift and Star Cloud are well-depicted as well as the emission nebulosities, the Nth American Nebula and the region around g Cygni. Ten minute exposure onto 200ASA slide film using 28mm lens at f/1.8.

The North American Nebula in Cygnus, NGC7000, photographed on the 20th Sept 2003 through a 300mm f/2.8 lens; 10 min unguided exposure onto Elitechrome 200. Camera mounted on an EQ6. The Pelican Nebula is visible to the lower right.

The region around g Cygni contains a wealth of emission nebulosity. 10 min unguided exposure through a 300mm f/2.8 lens onto Elitechrome 200. Camera mounted on an EQ6. 

An image of the California Nebula, photographed through a 300mm f/2.8 lens; 10 min unguided exposure on an EQ6.

Orion Region taken on La Palma; Sirius is on the left of frame, Taurus on the right; 20 minute exposure through a 28mm lens at f/1.8; 200ASA Kodak Elitechrome. Here is a close-up of Orion and an annotated version.

The Pleiades. Also known as the "Seven Sisters" or M45, this is a young star cluster containing several hundred stars. Image by eyepiece projection from my 15cm f/4 reflector into a Nikon CoolPix 4500 digital camera; stars recorded down to 10th magnitude!

The Pleiades imaged through a 300mm f/2.8 lens; 10 min unguided exposure onto Elitechrome 200. Camera mounted on an EQ6. The reflection nebulosity is nicely captured.

 

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