Astrophotography gallery, photographed by AnnMarie Jones (Space, the final frontier and all that).
A widefield view of the central belt in the constellation of Orion. On the left one can see the Flame & Horsehead nebulae whilst top right the running man and Messier 42 / 43 are shown. The background shows the great clouds of dust that are present in this region.
A view of our neighbours, the Andromeda galaxy (Messier 31) Canon 40D 500mm f4.5 3hrs exposure ISO1000 & 1250 (90s & 200s subs)
Messier 27 photographed in full HaRGB spectrum using the multi setup below: HaRGB 2hrs 51mins f10 Ha: Canon 300Da 1hr 43 mins total exposure (subs up tp 15 mins) ISO1600 Ha filter 1500mm f10 C6SCT – taken at 30% moon RGB: Canon 300Da 1hr 8mins total exposure (17 x 4min subs) ISO800 UHC filter 1500mm f10 C6SCT – taken at full moon Widefield: 1hr 22mins ISO800 f4.5 500mm
M45 Pleiades – The Severn Sisters of Messier object 45 shine out brightly; their hot blue starlight illuminating cosmic dust in the night sky. Image Details: Canon 40D 500mm ISO1250 f4.5 3hrs total exposure
The Whirlpool Galaxy M51 and NGC5195 – 300D and 40D lens/scope combo – drizzle, wavelet and Richardson Lucy enhancements.
The Milky Way
Venus and our Moon appear close together in the evening sky.
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae in Orion constellation – Canon 300Da 1hr 35mins ISO800 500mm f4 (17 x 5 min subs) UHC filter and 4.25hrs exposure with unmodified 20D.
Sunspots – Taken through a safety filter
Our Moon and Jupiter with her 4 Galilean moons. (From top left to bottom right) Europa, Io, Ganymede, Callisto. Taken at 02:58 GMT on 29/11/2012 Twin Exposures 1s and 1/100s f11 ISO100 500mm Canon 1DMkIV Moon Distance: 401657.3 km Jupiter Distance: 4.0695 au Jupiter is ~1507 times further away
6 Perseid meteors can be seen spreading across the sky. The Plough (Big Dipper) asterism can be seen to the left; Cassiopea & Perseus to the right. The view is looking directly north above southern Snowdonia.
Crescent moon with remainder of moon illuminated by scattered light from the Earth
Comet PanStarrs C/2011 L4 and a very early crescent moon
Bode’s and Cigar Galaxies – M81 and M82 Exp: 4hrs Subs: 67 ISO1250 Canon 40D plus additional Ha data
The moon growing to almost 3/4 illumination. Imaged with: Canon 5D MkII 500mm L + x2 & x1.4 extenders – total fl 1400mm
Comet Lulin, imaged with: Canon 5D MkII 500mm L f4 ISO4000 13x1min 25s Total Exposure 18mins 25secs – light clouds
A full moon rises above woodland on a winter evening.
N.American and Pelican Nebulas in HaRGB – Canon 300Da 70-200mm fl200mm f3.2 ISO800 Exp 35mins (7x5mins) 13nm Ha filter + 1.5hrs RGB
The Moon – fully illuminated by the sun
Composite image showing the progression of a lunar eclipse.