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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Galaxies NGC5101 and NGC5078 thumbnail
This two panel mosaic shows the large galaxies NGC5101 (left) and NGC5078 (right), approximately 89 and 94 million light years distant. Galaxy IC879 is interacting with NGC5078, while galaxy IC4222 is shown in the bottom right corner. Numerous other small galaxies appear throughout the background

Mars Is Difficult thumbnail
Although Mars is at it's biggest and brightest this week, it's so small, it's a difficult subject to get any detail out of.

Hispania Passing NGC 5101. The Brightest Asteroid I've Ever Seen thumbnail
Hispania (1915 WT) is the brightest asteroid I've ever seen. It's so bright, I had to remove it from each frame for plate solving to work. Also moving through the frame is another named asteroid: Geowilliams (1984 UL2)

First Narrowband, Difficult Subject: Planetary Nebula Sh2-313 thumbnail
For my first foray into narrowband imaging, I have chosen a very dim & difficult target: planetary nebula Sh2-313, also known as Abell 35 and PK 303+40.1

Asteroid 2001 TM120 Passing NGC 5078 thumbnail
While looking through the data captured of NGC 5078, I discovered a very dim object slowly moving through the field of view. I have identified the object as main belt asteroid 2001 TM120, magnitude 15.5.

Southern Pinwheel Galaxy M83 thumbnail
The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light-years away. It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky.

Animation of Sombrero Processing Steps thumbnail
When it's cloudy I will go back to an image and animate the steps I took so I can watch it from start to finished. Presented in this animation are the main processing steps in sequence from my image of the Sombrero Galaxy.

Colliding Antennae Galaxies thumbnail
The Antennae Galaxies, also known as NGC 4038/NGC 4039, are a pair of interacting galaxies ~45 million light years away. They are currently going through a starburst phase, in which the collision of clouds of gas and dust, with entangled magnetic fields, causes rapid star formation.

Asteroid 2000 JU23 Passing the Antennae Galaxies NGC 4038 / NGC 4039 thumbnail
While looking through the data captured of the Antennae galaxies, I discovered a very dim object slowly moving through the field of view. I have identified the object as main belt asteroid 2000 JU23, magnitude 18.8

Sombrero Galaxy: A comparison between my first ever astronomical photo 10 months ago and now thumbnail
The Sombrero Galaxy is an unbarred spiral galaxy 28 million light-years from Earth. The galaxy has a diameter of approximately 50,000 light-years, 30% the size of the Milky Way.

Asteroid 1999 CK46 Passing the Sombrero Galaxy thumbnail
While looking through the data captured of the Sombrero Galaxy, I discovered an object slowly moving through the field of view. I have identified the object as main belt asteroid 1999 CK46, magnitude 17.4.

Jewel Box Open Cluster NGC4755 thumbnail
The Jewel Box, Kappa Crucis Cluster, NGC 4755, is an open cluster in the constellation Crux. This cluster is one of the youngest known, with an estimated age of 14 million years. It is located 6,440 light years from Earth, and contains around 100 stars.

Jupiter and Moons thumbnail
Jupiter and its moons, Ganemede, Europa & Io.

Globular Cluster Caldwell 79 / NGC 3201 thumbnail
It's been cloudy. Very cloudy. I managed to get a short imaging session, so I had to choose a bright target. The globular cluster Caldwell 79 was in the right place at the right time. It is located at a distance of 16,300 light years from the Sun and has an estimated 254,000 times the mass of the Sun. This cluster is about 10.24 billion years old.

New Mount, New Guiding Optics, and a Test Shot of the Horsehead Nebula thumbnail
After switching from a Celestron CGEM DX to a Skywatcher EQ8 Pro, and from off-axis guiding to on-axis guiding I am very happy with the results. This is a 25 minute test shot of the Horsehead Nebula.

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