Category Archives: Astro Photos of the Month

February 2013

Wild Duck Cluster

Wild Duck Cluster (also known as Messier 11, or NGC 6705) is an open cluster in the constellation Scutum. Image taken by Evan Williams.

Subaru

Subaru asterism, also known as the Pleiades and the 7 sisters. Image taken by Evan Williams.

Moon

The Moon with enhanced colours. Image taken by Evan Williams.

Milky Way

Milky way from backyard. 1000D on tracker, multiple exposures stacked and composited. Image taken by Evan Williams.

M31-2

M31 taken with just the camera, multiple images stacked from a specially butchered diffraction limited small telephoto lens. The colour is from the images using special enhancement techniques I have developed. It is not added or false colour. Image taken by Evan Williams.

M31-3

M31 taken with just the camera, multiple images stacked from a specially butchered diffraction limited small telephoto lens. The colour is from the images using special enhancement techniques I have developed. It is not added or false colour. Image taken by Evan Williams.

M31

M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. Image taken by Evan Williams.

epsilon pegasi

Here is an example of the difference in spectral types taken with my 6” newt. It has a three blade spider which produces the six way diffraction spikes. It is sort of my signature. Images taken by Evan Williams.

Cocoon Nebula

Cocoon Nebula, a reflection/emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. Image taken by Evan Williams.

Altair2

Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle. Image taken by Evan Williams.

 

April 2010

ISSb,Apr20,2010,0415am,F1,28mm,f4darkened


Photographer: Doug Wayland

Details: ISS Apr 20, 2010 at 04:15 am PDT from Prince George. Note how bright the ISS is now. With all its appendages, it is about the size of a football field. Canon F-1 35mm camera with a 28mm lens set at f4. Camera was on a tri-pod and I opened the shutter for about a minute with a remote release cable. I used my red light for a few seconds to “paint” the foreground tree. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 was used to despeckle and darken the image somewhat. Doug

April 2008

M42_Processed


Photographer: Keith Egger
Object: M42: Orion Nebula
Date: February 24, 2007 at 21:00 PST
Details: Taken with a Meade LXD75 SN8 telescope and DSI III colour camera. 50 images exposed for 11.2 sec each stacked using Meade Envisage software the post-processed in Photoshop CS2.