Monkey Head Nebula NGC 2174/2175 consists of the  Monkey Head emission nebula, and its associated star cluster.  It is approximately 6,400 light years distant, located in the constellation Orion. The top image is the Ha image as processed in Photoshop.  The second … Continue reading

NGC 6992 (Eastern Veil) A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the Wild Acres Star Party in Little Switzerland, NC.  This star party is sponsored by the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers and is an extension of the Southern … Continue reading

NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula)   The Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) is an emission nebula in Cassiopeia. It is about 10 light years across and lie about 8000 light years distant. It was formed from a Wolf-Rayet star who’s stellar wind … Continue reading

LDN 1369 I haven’t had much time for pretty pictures, with the inhospitable summer weather, and my focus on the asteroids. I wanted to share something I started working on at the beginning of this year, but haven’t had the … Continue reading

M42- First Light image inside Transit Dreams Observatory This image of the Great Orion Nebula was captured as a test of the pointing and tracking of the MX+ mount.  It’s a combined total of 15.5 minutes exposure in LRGB. ES127 … Continue reading