Dropping In….

This is my first attempt at producing a drone music video (30 seconds).  The website’s compression algorithm seems to have added a little quirkiness that actually adds rather than subtracts for those who are not obsessive perfectionists.  🙂  

Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)

It is a now a good time to image and visually observe the Orion Nebula since it can now be found in the Eastern sky.  For those with binoculars, Orion is an easy target. The Horsehead Nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is the star that is farthest east onContinue reading “Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)”


I recently did a 2 panel mosaic of this nebula. This is a single panel version with much more exposure time. It is a composite of 15 one hour exposures through an H-Alpha filter.

NGC 896 – A nebula in the Constellation Cassiopeia

NGC 896 is the brightest part of the Heart Nebula and is about 7500 light years from earth. This is a narrowband image taken with the Astro-Physics 130mm Starfire telescope which is composed of 12 one hour exposures and 12 thirty minute exposures through a combination of H-Alpha, O3, and S2 Astrodon filters.


The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust located in the constellation Cepheus at a distance of 2400 light years. This is a two panel mosaic composed of five 60 minute exposures (5 hours) taken through the Astro-Physics 130mm f6.3 Starfire Refractor with a .75 focal reducer and an Astrodon 3nmContinue reading “ELEPHANT’S TRUNK NEBULA (IC 1396) TWO PANEL MOSAIC”