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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 October, 2014:      
Planetary Nebula NGC1501 Planetary Nebula NGC7048 The Turtle Nebula Planetary Nebula NGC6852


   
The Cheeseburger Nebula Planetary Nebula NGC2022    

From September, 2014:
     
Planetary Nebula NGC40 Planetary Nebula NGC7008 Planetary Nebula NGC1514 The Saturn Nebula


Planetary Nebula NGC7027 The Cat's Eye Nebula The Blinking
Planetary Nebula
The Blue Snowball

     
Campbell's Hydrogen Star      

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