Weekend Wonders

This weekend I was able to go out to my observatory and take a few images.  So here they are.  Each is a single 5 minute image taken with a Canon 60Da using my TMB 102mm refractor.  I haven’t done much processing to the images, but I hope you enjoy them.

Veil (500)

The Eastern Veil nebula (NGC 6992/95) is part of the very large Veil complex.  Most everyone shoots the Western Veil (aka the Witches Broom), but I am saving that and the Witch Head nebula for Halloween.

Orion (500)

Its that time of the year again.  The Orion Nebula (NGC 1976) is back in the night sky.  Located south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation Orion.  As many times as it has been photographed you would think I would get tired of it, but it really is a beautiful sight.

Dumbell (500)

The Dumbbell Nebula (NGC 6853) is what I felt like the first two hours when nothing went right. Flame_and_Horsehead (500)

A little north of Orion’s belt is the Flame nebula (NGC 2024) and the Horsehead nebula (Barnard 33) make an interesting pair.  Luckily, my field of view is wide enough to get both in the same frame.

 

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

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