Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

A collection of astronomical photos taken by Adam Lundie at Eatons Hill Observatory.

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Cats Paw Nebula thumbnail
19-Jul-2018
Shaped like a cats paw, NGC 6334 is a stellar nursery and emission nebula 5,500 light years away in the constellation Scorpius. This image comprises of emission line data for Sulfur-II, Hydrogen-alpha and Oxygen-III, mapped to red, green, and blue respectively.

Hazy Mars at Opposition thumbnail
11-Jul-2018
Mars is currently at it's closest to Earth since 2003, and appears as a brilliant red star in the sky. Unfortunately it is also suffering from a severe global dust storm, showing no signs of abating. This means even the polar ice caps are hard to see, let alone any surface features.

Jupiter July 2018 thumbnail
08-Jul-2018
Jupiter is high in the skies just after dusk. I period of good seeing allowed me to capture more detail than I've managed before.

Ara Dragons NGC6188 thumbnail
04-Jul-2018
NGC 6188 is a large emission nebula of compressed molecular clouds 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara. This image spans around 3 full moons and comprises of emission line data for Sulfur-II, Hydrogen-alpha and Oxygen-III, mapped to red, green, and blue respectively.

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC5921 thumbnail
13-Jun-2018
The barred grand spiral galaxy NGC 5921 lies 65 million light years away. It was discovered by William Herschel on 1 May 1786. There are several background galaxies present in the image.

Asteroid 2000 AJ129 Passing NGC5921 thumbnail
07-Jun-2018
While looking through the data captured of NGC 5921, I discovered a very dim object slowly moving through the field of view. The object has been identified as main belt asteroid 2000 AJ129, magnitude 15.

Shapley 1 Planetary Nebula thumbnail
04-Jun-2018
Shapley 1 is a planetary nebula in the southern sky with a magnitude 14 white dwarf at it's center. It is approximately 4900 light years away, and one third of a light year across.

Snake Nebula thumbnail
24-May-2018
The Snake Nebula (also known as Barnard 72) is a small but S-shaped dust lane that snakes out in front of the Milky Way star clouds.

Mars and Pluto Conjunction thumbnail
02-May-2018
For a period of three mostly cloudy nights, the planet Mars and Pluto were within 1.5 degrees of each other.

Reflection Nebula NGC5367 thumbnail
25-Apr-2018
NGC5367 is a reflection nebula 2000 light years in the Centaurus constellation. The bright blue stars illuminate the otherwise dark molecular cloud complex.

Planetary Nebula NGC4361 thumbnail
18-Apr-2018
NGC4361 is a planetary nebula with spiral arms similar to a galaxy. The star at the center of the nebula is shedding its outer layers while contracting to form a white dwarf.

Bubble Galaxy NGC 3521 thumbnail
27-Mar-2018
The large and bright Bubble Galaxy, or NGC 3521, is located in the Leo constellation, which is quite north in the sky for my location. Upon seeing a fantastic test exposure, I could not leave this galaxy alone.

Gabriela Mistral Nebula thumbnail
13-Mar-2018
The Gabriela Mistral Nebula lies close to the Carina Nebula ~7500 light years distant in the far-southern sky. This image is a narrowband representation showing glowing ionised gasses, Hydrogen-alpha (orange), Sulfur-II (red), and Oxygen-III (blue).

Spiral Galaxy NGC2835 thumbnail
16-Feb-2018
NGC2835 is a small, faint spiral galaxy in the Hydra constellation. This is a test shot through a newly acquired GSO RC8 carbon fibre astrograph.

Waves of Vela thumbnail
28-Jan-2018
The Vela Supernova Remnant is an expanding bubble of ionized gas 800 light years away, caused by a supernova explosion 12000 years ago. This image is a small section of the bubble, presented as a narrowband combination of light emitted by Hydrogen alpha, Sulfur II and Oxygen III.

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