This is an image of Messier 51, a pair of colliding galaxies near the handle of the Big Dipper. This image turned out extremely well, with very fine detail. Click for full size image.
I took some images of the annular eclipse today, from the roof of the Tzec Maun Observatory near Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Here are a few in roughly chronological order.
Here are two more images taken with the one-meter telescope. Seeing was quite good on the night these images were taken, down around the arc-second level (for you non-astronomers, that's enviably steady air, that leads to tiny, sharp stars and lots of details in the images). This is the Crab Nebula, a remnant of a … Continue reading More images from one-meter telescope
Although the one-meter telescope we are working on at the Tzec Maun Foundation is still a long way from performing as it should, it's still capable of taking some very nice images. We have had a chance over the last week to step away from the work of testing and documenting the current issues, and … Continue reading Horsehead Nebula with one-meter telescope