Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

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

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Popular Tags:   Nebula Galaxy Planet Processing Messier Caldwell

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Comet C/2015 ER61 Motion thumbnail
10-Apr-2017
Comets move fast. So fast that you cannot use stars to guide your telescope. With an on-axis guider I was able to lock the telescope on to the fuzzy comet. This animation shows how fast the comet moves over a 30 minute period.

Jupiter thumbnail
04-Apr-2017
Jupiter is back in the evening skies. This is my first time playing with a new high speed astronomy camera, the ZWO ADI1600MC.

NGC 2736 - The Pencil Nebula thumbnail
02-Feb-2017
NGC 2736, known as the Pencil Nebula is a part of the supernova remnants from the Vela pulsar, 815 light years away.

Seagull Nebula thumbnail
19-Jan-2017
The Seagull Nebula a region of nebulosity that lies 1820 light years away, along the border between the constellations Monoceros and Canis Major. It includes the neighboring regions of star clusters, dust clouds and reflection nebulae centered around IC 2177.

The Flame and Horsehead Nebulae thumbnail
04-Jan-2017
Adjacent to the bright blue supergiant star Alnitak shines the ionised hydrogen of the Flame and Horsehead nebulae.

The Orion Nebula thumbnail
02-Dec-2016
The Orion Nebula is one of the brightest nebulae in the sky, visible to the naked eye. It is seen as the fuzzy middle star in the sword of Orion. The nebula is 1344 light years away and is one of the closest star forming regions to Earth.

Narrowband Helix Nebula thumbnail
16-Aug-2016
I've already done the Helix Nebula in natural colour, so I've imaged it again in narrowband. Lots of H-alpha and Oxygen-III, but barely any Sulfur-II.

On the Shoreline of the Lagoon thumbnail
09-Aug-2016
Next to the Lagoon Nebula, there lies the often overlooked collection of absorption, reflection and emission nebulae: NGC 6559, IC 1274, IC 1275, IC 4684, IC 4685, Barnard 303, LDN 227, LDN 213, and planetary nebula PN M 1-41.

Trifid Nebula in HaLRGB thumbnail
03-Aug-2016
Almost everyone has a go at imaging the Trifid nebula, which is composed of 3 different type of nebulae; emission, reflection, and absorption. When I noticed some faint red glow in the background, I decided to try integrating some long hydrogen emission line frames to see if I could get any structure out of it. I'm quite happy with the resulting background structures!

Spiral Galaxy Caldwell 101 thumbnail
11-Jul-2016
Caldwell 101 is a spiral galaxy about 31 million light-years away, tilted towards our line of sight. It is thought to be one of the most Milky Way-like spiral galaxies in our immediate vicinity. It also has at least one distorted companion galaxy similar to the Magellanic Clouds.

Eagle Nebula thumbnail
05-Jul-2016
The Eagle Nebula is located 7000 light years away and is home to the famous "Pillars of Creation", shown in the centre of this image. This photograph is presented in the Hubble narrowband palette, which shows the distrubution of Hydrogen (green), Oxygen (blue), and Sulfur (red) gasses.

Caldwell 68 and Globular Cluster NGC6723 thumbnail
26-Jun-2016
Less than 500 light-years away and blocking light from more distant, background stars in the Milky Way, the densest part of the dust cloud of Caldwell 68 is about 8 light-years long. At its tip is a group of reflection nebulae cataloged as NGC 6726, 6727, 6729, and IC 4812. A characteristic blue color is produced as light from hot stars is reflected by the cosmic dust.

Astronomy as Art - The Many Faces of Narrowband thumbnail
16-Jun-2016
Narrowband images are rarely presented as true color light. When imaging in narrowband, colors are assigned to each channel based on the specific emission lines captured. One of the most common choices is the SHO Hubble Pallet, but the choices for mixing colors are endless. Here are 9 examples of how an image of a planetary nebula may be colored.

Revisiting the Lagoon Nebula with a new telescope. thumbnail
10-Jun-2016
I was lucky enough to snag a second hand 900mm refractor at a good price. I needed a bright target to test it with. The Lagoon Nebula is a giant interstellar cloud around 4077 light years away, classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region.

NGC6357 in Narrowband thumbnail
07-Jun-2016
NGC 6357 is a diffuse nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The nebula contains many proto-stars shielded by dark disks of gas, and young stars wrapped in expanding gases. It is also known as the Lobster Nebula. Presented is a narrowband SHO photograph in the Hubble Space Telescope palette.

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