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Astrophotography Showcase

Updated: 11 October 2021

In honor of the upcoming 10th Anniversary of Cassiopeia Observatory, here are some selected "showcase" astrophotographs from the tens of thousands of photos I have taken since 2009. They are presented in chronological order. Click a thumbnail to see a larger version.

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Transit of Venus
5 June 2012
8" LX200-ACF
D7000 DSLR
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Northern Sky Star Trails
2 June 2013
D7000 DSLR 8mm fisheye lens
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Crater Clavius
2 September 2014
8" LX200-ACF
iPhone 5s



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ISS-Sun Transit
6 November 2014
8" LX200-ACF
D7000 DSLR
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Craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina
24 May 2015
8" LX200-ACF
iPhone 5s
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International Space Station
20 June 2015
8" LX200-ACF
D7200 DSLR



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M101 Pinwheel Galaxy
12 March 2016
12" LX600
D7200 DSLR
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M45 Pleiades
9 September 2016
12" LX600
D7200 DSLR
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Moon on POD Dome
4 November 2016
D7200 DSLR 8mm Fisheye lens



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M83 Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
21 May 2017
12" LX600
D7200 DSLR
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Milky Way
28 May 2017
SkyTracker Pro
D7200 DSLR 18mm lens
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Total Solar Eclipse
21 August 2017
SkyTracker Pro
D7200 DSLR 600mm lens



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M16 Eagle Nebula
17 September 2017
12" LX600
D7200 DSLR
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch
22 December 2017
D7200 DSLR 18mm lens
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Perigee Total Lunar Eclipse
31 January 2018
D7200 DSLR 600mm lens



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M31 Andromeda Galaxy
8 February 2018
SkyTracker Pro
D850 DSLR 300mm lens
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NGC2024 Flame Nebula
9 February 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR
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NGC3628 Sarah's Galaxy
15 March 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR



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Omega Centauri globular cluster
8 May 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
14 May 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR
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M81 Bode's Galaxy
16 May 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR



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M82 Cigar Galaxy
16 May 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR
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NGC281 Pacman Nebula
11 September 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR
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NGC7635 Bubble Nebula
11 September 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR



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M42 Orion Nebula
3 January 2019
12" LX600
D850 DSLR
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Orion
8 January 2019
SkyTracker Pro
D850 DSLR 70mm lens
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NGC1977 Running Man Nebula
7 February 2019
12" LX600
D850 DSLR



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Zodiacal Light, Mars, Mercury
27 February 2019
D850 DSLR 8mm fisheye lens
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IC434 Horsehead Nebula
22 March 2019
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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NGC2359 Thor's Helmet Nebula
11 February 2021
D850 DSLR
5 minutes each, ISO 12800
Prime Focus, UHC, OIII filters



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M1 Crab Nebula
14 February 2021
D850 DSLR
5 minutes each, ISO 12800
Prime Focus, UHC, OIII, HA filters
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Milky Way
20 August 2019
f/2.8, 20 seconds, ISO 3200
FL 24mm
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NGC7023 Iris Nebula
20 August 2019
3 minutes, ISO 5000
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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Moon on Dome
13 October 2019
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Normal Lens, Night Mode
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M87 Galaxy Jet
15 April 2020
iPhone 11 Pro Max
afocal 81X
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NGC3628 Sarah's Galaxy
26 April 2020
10 minutes (stacked), ISO 5000
Prime Focus



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Crescent Venus on Dome
12 May 2020
D850 DSLR
f/5.6, 20 seconds, ISO 6400
24mm lens
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Omega Centauri globular cluster
26 May 2020
D850 DSLR
f/5.6, 30 seconds, ISO 4000
Piggyback FL 300mm
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Bighorn Fire & Omega Centauri
16 June 2020
f/5, 4 seconds, ISO 3200
FL 150mm



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M8
Lagoon Nebula
6 September 2020
3 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + HA, OIII filters
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NGC6960
Western Veil Nebula
9 October 2020
5 minutes each, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + UHC, HA, OIII filters
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NGC6992
Eastern Veil Nebula
9 October 2020
5 minutes each, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + UHC, HA, OIII filters



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NGC7293
Helix Nebula
14 October 2020
5/10 minutes each, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + UHC, HA, OIII filters
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Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction 6' 09" Daytime
21 December 2020
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Afocal 174X
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Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction 6' 22"
21 December 2020
D850 DSLR
Prime Focus + 4X Powermate



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Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction 6' 22" Composite Comparison
21 December 2020
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Afocal 81X
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NGC2264 Cone Nebula, Fox Fur Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster
4 February 2021
D850 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer, UHC filter
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M82 Cigar Galaxy
25 February 2021
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Afocal 163X



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M81 Bode's Galaxy & M82 Cigar Galaxy
10 March 2021
D850 DSLR
20 minutes (stacked), ISO 12800
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer + UHC filter
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ISS
18 March 2021
D850 DSLR
1/2000sec, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
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ISS
18 March 2021
D850 DSLR
1/2000sec, ISO 1600
stack 10 frames, magnified 2X
Prime Focus



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IC405 Flaming Star Nebula
3 April 2021
D850 DSLR
30 minutes (stacked), ISO 12800
Focal Reducer, UHC filter
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NGC3628 Sarah's Galaxy
9 April 2021
D850 DSLR
30 minutes (stacked), ISO 12800
Prime Focus + UHC filter
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Sharpless 2-101 Tulip Nebula
1 October 2021
D850 DSLR
30 minutes (stacked), ISO 12800
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer, UHC filter



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Gegenschein
10 October 2021
D850 DSLR
f/2.8, 40 seconds, ISO 3200
FL 14mm UWA
 
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