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Astrophotography Showcase

Updated: 29 March 2019

In honor of the upcoming 10th Anniversary of Cassiopeia Observatory, here are some selected "showcase" astrophotographs from ~20,000 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
photo
Northern Sky Star Trails
2 June 2013
D7000 DSLR 8mm fisheye lens
photo
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
photo
Craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina
24 May 2015
8" LX200-ACF
iPhone 5s
photo
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
photo
M45 Pleiades
9 September 2016
12" LX600
D7200 DSLR
photo
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
photo
Milky Way
28 May 2017
SkyTracker Pro
D7200 DSLR 18mm lens
photo
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
photo
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
photo
NGC2024 Flame Nebula
9 February 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR
photo
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
photo
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
14 May 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR
photo
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
photo
NGC281 Pacman Nebula
11 September 2018
12" LX600
D850 DSLR
photo
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
photo
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
22 March 2019
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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M1 Crab Nebula
28 March 2019
5 minutes, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
 
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