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A sample of my Astronomy Pictures from 2015.


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20 Dec 2015

M82

Galaxy

M35, M36, M52, NGC457, NGC869 & NGC884

All Open Clusters

               

31 Oct 2015

M57

M57 in monochrome

M15 & M31

Globular Cluster & Andromeda Galaxy

   

Caldwell 30, M74, M77 & NGC592

Galaxies

         

NGC1647 & NGC7686

Clusters

   

30 Sep 2015

M2, M15 &, M31

2 globular clusters & Andromeda Galaxy

Taken with my new SXV-H9 monochrome camera (bigger image, but in monochrome)

      

M57

Ring Nebula

Taken with the usual SXV-M7C colour camera (smaller image, but in colour)


10 Aug 2015

Neptune (and Triton) & Uranus

You can see moons for both the planets.

   

M20 & M57

   

M31 & M33

   

M18 & M25

   

M2,M11 & M30

      

20 Mar 2015

Partial Solar Eclipse

Timelapse video showing how dark it actually got...

(all images taken at same speed and f-stop)



Eclipse photos

More or less at the maximum of the partial eclipse.

Photos done with my iPhone held up to the telescope eyepiece.

Telescope has a solar filter attached and it was a cloudy day :(

   

The lonely sun spot re-emerges from behind the moon & the last seconds of the partial eclipse..


07 Mar 2015

M65, M66 & NGC2903

Galaxies

      

M53 & NGC5466

Globular Clusters

   

21 Feb 2015

C53, C95, M65 & NGC2905

Spindle Galaxy, Caldwell 95 (I think), One of the Leo Triplets & A barred spiral galaxy

         

M76

A favourite of mine - the Little Dumbbell Nebula


06 Feb 2015

M1 & M53

The Crab Nebula & a globular cluster

   

M109 & M51

Galaxies

   

16 Jan 2015

Comet Lovejoy

These images taken barely minutes apart show how the comet is moving (relatively) quickly in relation to the stars...

If you look carefully enough, you can see a faint tail.

   

M106, M108 & M109

      

M34 & M81

   

NGC4490 & NGC4631

The Cocoon Galaxy & The Whale Galaxy (Caldwell 32)