Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Here is a collection of astronomical photos taken by Adam Lundie at Eatons Hill Observatory.

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Robins Egg Nebula thumbnail
28-Nov-2017
NGC 1360 is known as the Robin's Egg Nebula, primarily due to its blue hue from strong oxygen-III emissions. It is a diffuse planetary nebula 1794 light years away. Presented is a narrowband image with H-alpha emissions mapped to red, and OIII emissions mapped to both green and blue (HOO palette).

NGC 300 thumbnail
08-Nov-2017
NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It is one of the closest galaxies to the Local Group at 6 million light years distance.

Uranus and Moons thumbnail
28-Oct-2017
Uranus and two of its very dim larger moons, Titania and Oberon.

Saturn and Moons thumbnail
25-Oct-2017
Saturn and some of its many moons in infrared, red, green, and blue filters, taken with a new ZWO ASI 290MM high speed planetary camera.

Faint Spiral Galaxy IC5332 thumbnail
27-Sep-2017
IC 5332 is a very faint spiral galaxy 39 million light years away. It is a challenging target in light polluted skies. While processing the image I noticed several small galaxies around and in the background of its spiral arms. I'm interested in revisiting this target again with a longer focal length to see what detail I can tease from these.

Symbiotic Star System R Aquarii thumbnail
21-Sep-2017
R Aquarii is a symbiotic star system where a white dwarf is drawing material from its binary red giant companion. The extra material is then ejected into space in loops and jets.

Messier 75 Globular Cluster thumbnail
11-Sep-2017
Messier 75 is a dense globular cluster 65000 light years away. This test shot is the first published photo from my new 10" f/4 newtonian telescope, and it's been quite a journey to get a nice field corrected image from it. Now I wait for the new moon and a suitable target.

Grus Quartet thumbnail
20-Aug-2017
The Grus-Quartet consists of four large spiral galaxies, between 63 and 99 million light years away, which are so close to each other that they are interacting.

Nebula Sh2-37 thumbnail
17-Aug-2017
Sh2-37 is a hydrogen emission nebula with two small blue reflection nebulae, embedded in a dusty background against the core of the Milky Way.

Saturn Nebula thumbnail
11-Aug-2017
After a brief hiatus from astronomy to build a new, larger observatory, I've chosen another difficult target that was surprisingly bright.

Centaurus A thumbnail
12-May-2017
Centaurus A is a peculiar galaxy discovered in 1826 by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop in Parramatta, Australia. It is ~10-16 million light years away and its lenticular with dust lanes hybrid appearance is the result of a merge of two galaxies.

IC4603 and IC4604 Showing Rho Ophiuchi Color Transition thumbnail
27-Apr-2017
Inside the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex live the star clusters IC4604 (left) and IC4603 (right). Heading towards the bottom of the image shows the transition from blue reflection nebulae to red emission nebulae. Interspersed are dark absorption nebulae, blocking the light from the stars behind them.

NGC 2835 Spiral Galaxy thumbnail
21-Apr-2017
NGC2835 is a small, faint spiral galaxy in the Hydra constellation. It was probably too small and faint to attempt from the suburbs of Brisbane, but I persisted through the very few clear nights I could get over the last 6 weeks.

Omega Centauri thumbnail
19-Apr-2017
Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) is the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way at a diameter of roughly 150 light-years. It is estimated to contain approximately 10 million stars.

Comet C/2015 ER61 Nears Earth thumbnail
16-Apr-2017
C/2015 ER61 is a comet from the inner Oort cloud approximately 8-20 metres in diameter. By April 19th 2017 it will reach its closest point to Earth, and on May 10th it will reach its closest point to the Sun. It will not be back again for another 9000 years.

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