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Gallery of Astrophotographs
By P Freeman

Pat Freeman-in Galaxies

My name in galaxies courtesy of http://mygalaxies.co.uk/ 


2014 public stargazes at Keehner Park (West Chester, Ohio):

April 5, 2014 (rain-date April 26)

May 17, 2014 (rain-date May 24)

September 6, 2014 (rain-date September 13)

 

2014 public stargazes at Caesar Creek State Park (Ohio):

June 7, 2014 (Campground)

July 5, 2014 (Campground)

August 9, 2014 (Beach) METEOR SHOWER CAMP-OUT

 

 

2014 public stargazes at Cowan Lake State Park (Ohio):

June 6, 2014 (Campground Beach)

July 4, 2014 (Campground Beach)

 




Most Recent Astrophotos

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From May, 2014:      
Magnitude -8 Iridium
Flare in Hercules
The Summer Triangle Galaxies M81 & M82 The Leo Trio


Rho Ophiuchi Nebula M16 - The Eagle Nebula 8 Meteors Over 4 Hours Supernova in M106

     
M20 - The Trifid Nebula      

From March/April, 2014:
     
Scorpius -
The Scorpion
The Teapot and
the Scorpion
Leo - the Lion Gemini -
The Twins

Centaurus -
the Centaur
Spiral Galaxy
 NGC5033
Supernova SN2014J
in M82
Twin Quasar with
Spiral Galaxy NGC3079


The Southern
Pinwheel - M83
The Hunter and
His Dog
The Big and
Little Dippers
The Charioteer -
Auriga

The Crow and
the Cup
Galaxy Group
Hickson 44
Comet C2012K1 -
PANSTARRS
The Whirlpool
Galaxy - M51

Spiral Galaxy - M101 Spiral Galaxy - NGC2903 The Sombrero Galaxy Jupiter 4/3/14


Mars 4/3/14 Saturn 4/3/14 Jupiter 4/3/14 Mars 4/19/14

     
Saturn 4/19/14      

From December, 2013:
     
Comet Lovejoy The Medusa Nebula The Coccoon Nebula The Crescent Nebula

 
The Rosette Nebula Spiral Galaxies
M65 & M66
The Crab Nebula  

From November, 2013:
     
 
The Medusa Nebula Comet Lovejoy Comet ISON  

 
Spiral Galaxy NGC2683 Comet Lovejoy Comet ISON  

From September, 2013:
     
     
The Bubble Nebula      

From August, 2013:
     
   
Corona Borealis
(Northern Crown)
M8/M20/M21
in Sagittarius
   

From July, 2013:
     
The Coathanger NGC7000 -
North America
Nebula
Cygnus
Region
Sagittarius
Region

From April, 2013:
     
   
NGC3109 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC5033 -
Spiral Galaxy
   

From March, 2013:
     

NGC2736 -
Herschel's Ray
NGC5746 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC3109 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC2841 -
Spiral Galaxy

Comet C2011-L4
(PANSTARRS)
Crescent Moon
with Earthshine
NGC5033 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC5866 -
Spiral Galaxy

NGC5084 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC2997 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC3726 -
Spiral Galaxy
M78 Region
In Orion

M101 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC4490 -
The Cocoon Galaxy
NGC4725 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC5078 -
Spiral Galaxy

From November, 2012:
     
NGC157 -
Spiral Galaxy
M74 -
Spiral Galaxy
M76 - The Little
Dumbbell Nebula
Supernova 2012fr
in NGC1365

NGC1513 -
Open Cluster
IC1727 / NGC672 - 
Spiral Galaxies
NGC253 - The
Sculptor Galaxy
NGC509/518/524/532 - 
Spiral Galaxies

Galaxies in Pisces NGC7180/7184/7185/
7188 - Spiral Galaxies
NGC2169 -
The "37" Cluster
NGC2264 - The
Christmas Tree Cluster

M31 - The
Andromeda Galaxy
IC405 - The
Flaming Star Nebula
IC443 - The
Jellyfish Nebula
NGC6992 - The
Eastern Veil Nebula

From October, 2012:
     
 
Comet 168: /
Hergenrother
M1-
The Crab Nebula
M42 -
The Orion Nebula
 

From September, 2012:
     
   
NGC281 -
The Pac-Man Nebula
M8 and M20 -
The Lagoon and
Trifid Nebulae
Nebulosity in Region
of Sadr
 

From August, 2012:
     
     
Pluto - 8/17/12      

From July, 2012:
     
     
Saturn - 7/7/12      

From June, 2012:
     



FIRST LIGHT
w/Canon 60Da
DSLR camera
(comparison with
Canon 50Dh
DSLR Camera)
NGC6384 -
Spiral Galaxy
FIRST LIGHT w/Celestron
EdgeHD 0.7 Focal Reducer:
NGC6992-The Eastern
Veil Nebula
FIRST LIGHT w/Celestron
EdgeHD 0.7 Focal Reducer:
M20 -
The Trifid Nebulaa

From May, 2012:
     
NGC5899 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC5183/NGC5184 -
Spiral Galaxies
NGC4762 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC4236 -
Spiral Galaxy

From March, 2012:
     

Comet C2009P1-
Garradd
NGC4274 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC4666 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC4725 -
Spiral Galaxy

NGC2362 -
Open Cluster
NGC2736 -
Herschel's Ray
NGC3621 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC6217 -
Barred-Spiral Galaxy

NGC2903 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC4216, NGC4206,
NGC4222 -
Spiral Galaxies
NGC5965, NGC5963 -
Spiral Galaxies
NGC3631 -
Spiral Galaxy

NGC5746 -
Spiral Galaxy
M76 - The Little
Dumbbell Nebula
NGC3198 -
Barred-Spiral Galaxy
M104 - The
Sombrero Galaxy

NGC5426, NGC5427 -
Spiral Galaxies
NGC3726 -
Barred-Spiral Galaxy
NGC4236 -
Spiral Galaxy
Supernova
SN2012aw in M95

   
SH2-249 and IC443 -
Emission Nebulae
NGC2818 -
Planetary Nebula
   

From November, 2011:
     


NGC185 -
Elliptical Galaxy
NGC1023 -
Elliptical Galaxy
IC2118 - The Witch
Head Nebula
Central Orion Region


NGC772 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC936 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC2683 -
Spiral Galaxy
Deneb Region



The Hyades -
Open Star Cluster
Double Cluster Region NGC210 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC288 -
Globuar Cluster


NGC2339 -
Spiral Galaxy
Abell 21 -
The Medusa Nebula
NGC1073 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC134 -
Spiral Galaxy

NGC474/470 -
Spiral Galaxies
NGC7252 -
The Atoms for
Peace Galaxy
NGC1832 -
Spiral Galaxy
Arrow Cluster -
Asterism
Diamond -
Asterism
Kite -
Asterism
Mini Coathanger -
Asterism
"W" Cluster -
Asterism

   
NGC1421 -
Spiral Galaxy
NGC1954 -
Spiral Galaxy
   

From September, 2011:
     
     
Comet Garradd      

From August, 2011:
     
Comet Garradd
with M71
Abell 39 - Planetary Nebula Spiral Galaxy - M74 Nebulosity in Sadr Region
   
Supernova SN-PTF11kly
 in M101
M33 -
The Pinwheel Galaxy

From July, 2011:
     
     
Abell 39 - Planetary Nebula      

From June, 2011:
     

     
Supernova 2011DH
in Spiral Galaxy M51
     

From March/April, 2011:
     




M101- The Pinwheel Galaxy Spiral Galaxies - NGC3718
& NGC3729
Hubble's Variable
Nebula - NGC2261
NGC3628 - Spiral Galaxy

     
NGC5247 - Spiral Galaxy      


From November, 2010:
     




NGC1435 - The Merope
Nebula
NGC1097 - Barred-Spiral
Galaxy
NGC1435 - The Merope
Nebula
IC2177 - The Seagull
Nebula




IC434/B33 - The
Horsehead Nebula
NGC3367 - Spiral Galaxy IC5067 - The Pelican
Nebula
NGC2264 - The Christmas
Tree Cluster / Cone Nebula




NGC2237 - The Rosette
Nebula
NGC908 - Spiral Galaxy NGC1365 - Barred-Spiral
Galaxy
NGC1398 - Spiral Galaxy




NGC3726 - Spiral Galaxy IC405 - The Flaming
Star Nebula
IC2118 - The Witch
Head Nebula
IC5146 - The Cocoon
Nebula




M42 / NGC1977 - The Orion
 Nebula / Running
Man Nebula
NGC309 - Spiral Galaxy NGC895 - Spiral Galaxy NGC1337 - Spiral Galaxy




NGC1530 - Barred-Spiral
Galaxy
The Cone Nebula NGC578 - Spiral
Galaxy
NGC3423 - Spiral
Galaxy




NGC7424 - Barred-Spiral
Galaxy
IC10 - Irregular Galaxy M33 - The Pinwheel
Galaxy
M81 and M82 - Galaxies

     
NGC2359 - Thor's
Helmet
     


From October, 2010:
     




Comet 103P/Hartley
with the Double Cluster
IC2118 - The
Witch Head Nebula
IC1396 Region in Cepheus NGC147 - Elliptical Galaxy


   
Comet 103P/Hartley M33 - The Pinwheel
Galaxy
   


From September, 2010:
     
 


  Open Cluster - M52 and
The Bubble Nebula
 (NGC7635)
M24 - The Sagittarius
Star Cloud
Trifid Nebula - M20 and
Lagoon Nebula - M8



 
The Sun in H-Alpha The Sun in White Light Sunspots - White Light  



 
Trifid Nebula - M20 and
Lagoon Nebula - M8
M33 - The Pinwheel
Galaxy
IC405 - The Flaming
Star Nebula
 


From August,
2010:
     

     
NGC7635-THe Bubble Nebula in H-Alpha      


From July,
2010:
     

     
NGC6992-The Eastern
Veil Nebula
     


From April, 2010:
     




ST-8300M First Light: 
M101- The Pinwheel Galaxy
ST-8300M First Light: 
M51- The Whirlpool Galaxy
ST-8300M First Light: 
M13- The Hercules Cluster
ST-8300M First Light: 
M57- The Ring Nebula




NGC4169 - The Box Galaxy Group M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy NGC4754 / NGC4762 - Spiral Galaxies NGC5044 Galaxy Group




NGC5746 - Spiral Galaxy Copeland's Septet - Galaxy Cluster NGC3184 - Spiral Galaxy NGC4565 - Spiral Galaxy




NGC3158 - Galaxy Group NGC4244 - Spiral Galaxy NGC6334 - Cat's Paw Nebula M82 - Irregular Galaxy




IC410 - Emission Nebula NGC4725 - Spiral Galaxy NGC6781 - Planetary Nebula NGC3628 - Spiral Galaxy




NGC4535 - Spiral Galaxy NGC4559 - Spiral Galaxy NGC4387 - Galaxy Group NGC4536 - Spiral Galaxy




NGC4656 - The Crowbar Galaxy NGC4274 - Spiral Galaxy NGC4631 - The Whale and Pup Galaxies NGC5907 - Spiral Galaxy


   
NGC6543 - The Cat's Eye Nebula NGC6826 - The Blinking Planetary Nebula    


From November, 2009:
     
 

     
Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 Launch 11/16/09      




NGC1333 - Reflection Nebula NGC1300 - Barred-Spiral Galaxy NGC2537 - The Bear Paw Galaxy IC342 - Spiral Galaxy




NGC2403 - Spiral Galaxy NGC225 - The Sailboat Cluster NGC1532 - Spiral Galaxy NGC7793 - Spiral Galaxy




NGC300 - Spiral Galaxy NGC6946 - Spiral Galaxy NGC1350 - Spiral Galaxy NGC2280 - Spiral Galaxy




IC1848 - The Baby Nebula IC410 & NGC1893 - Nebula & Open Cluster IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula Cassiopeia Wide-Field




Auriga Wide-Field Perseus Wide-Field Orion Wide-Field Canis Major Wide-Field




NGC613 - Barred-Spiral Galaxy NGC1316 - Fornax A Radio Source NGC210 - Barred-Spiral Galaxy NGC7814 - Spiral Galaxy


From August & September, 2009: 
     



 
Camera Filter Modification Before/After Comparison:  NGC6960 Camera Filter Modification Before/After Comparison:  NGC7635 Camera Filter Modification Before/After Comparison:  Crop from NGC7000  


   
Image-Size Comparison Between 8" and 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes:  M20 (Trifid Nebula) Image-Size Comparison Between 8" and 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes:  M33 (Pinwheel Galaxy)    


From June, 2009:
 
     


   
99% Full Moon (6/6/09) Flat-Field Comparison (M57)    


From May, 2009:
 
     



 
Sunset From 13,680 Feet on Mauna Kea The Southern Cross From 9,200 Feet on Mauna Kea Distant Observatories at Summit of  Mauna Kea  


From April, 2009:
     




Canon 20Da / 50D DSLR Comparison NGC4631 - The Whale Galaxy NGC2392 - The Eskimo Nebula M3 - Globular Cluster



From March 2009:
     

The Draco Trio M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy NGC1851 - Globular Cluster Pazmino's Cluster


NGC1893 - Open Cluster with IC410 - Emission Nebula M81 - Spiral Galaxy NGC4302 / NGC4298 - Galaxy Pair M78 Region in Orion

M104 with Asterisms "Jaws" - "Stargate" Rho Ophiuchi Region IC4406 - The Retina Nebula NGC5139 - Omega Centauri

 
M13 - Globular Cluster M92 - Globular Cluster Globular Cluster Size Comparison  


From November 2008:
     




NGC1365 - Barred-Spiral Galaxy NGC6946 - Spiral Galaxy NGC891 - Edge-On-Spiral Galaxy NGC1232 - Spiral Galaxy




NGC2264 - The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster NGC7023 - The Iris Nebula Abell 21 - The Medusa Nebula NGC247 - Spiral Galaxy




NGC1664 - The Kite Cluster NGC2266 - Open Cluster NGC2301 - Open Cluster NGC2353 - Open Cluster




NGC2439 - Open Cluster NGC2506 - Open Cluster NGC752 - Open Cluster IC2177 - The Seagull Nebula


   
M45 - The Pleiades M42 / NGC1977 - The Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula    


From March 2008:
     




M78 - Reflection Nebula M98 - Spiral Galaxy M91 - Spiral Galaxy M85 - Elliptical Galaxy




M94 - Spiral Galaxy M49 - Elliptical Galaxy M58 - Spiral Galaxy M87 - Elliptical Galaxy




M89 - Elliptical Galaxy M90 - Spiral Galaxy NGC5866 - Spiral Galaxy M59 / M60 - Elliptical Galaxies




M8 - The Lagoon Nebula M1 - The Crab Nebula M24 - The Sagittarius Star Cloud M8 - The Lagoon Nebula


From December 2007:
     

     
Mars 12/25/07