At Home in A Dome

by William Murray

Since I’m stuck at home for the foreseeable future (as is everyone else in the world) I decided that astronomy is the best occupation for my time. Here are the results of some imaging I’ve been doing. The monochrome images are with an ATIK Infinity video camera on my Astro-Physics 130 mm Starfire GT refractor:

M1, The Crab Nebula

M1, The Crab Nebula

IC443, The Jellyfish Nebula

IC443, The Jellyfish Nebula

The open cluster M46 with the foreground planetary nebula NGC2438

The open cluster M46 with the foreground planetary nebula NGC2438

NGC2158, a distant open cluster near M35 (part of which is seen in the upper left corner)

NGC2158, a distant open cluster near M35 (part of which is seen in the upper left corner)

NGC2903, a bright non-Messier galaxy in Leo

NGC2903, a bright non-Messier galaxy in Leo

M95, a barred spiral galaxy in Leo

M95, a barred spiral galaxy in Leo

 

The last shot is a test shot with my Mallincam Universe video Imager. Still working on optimizing this camera but when I do it should give some great wide-field images.

M42

M42

Now if only the weather would cooperate …

-Bill Murray

 

 

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