07 Aug 2010

IC 1396 - The Elephant's Trunk nebula

IC 1396 - The Elephant's Trunk nebula

The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust in the star cluster IC 1396 and ionized gas region located in the constellation Cepheus. Ha RGB Image.

NGC 1499 California Nebula

NGC 1499 California Nebula

Two LRGB images were combined to obtain this view of NGC 1499. Individual exposures are 20 min in each color.

M 45 - The Pleiades

M 45 - The Pleiades

A very short time exposure of M 42 - only 10 min per channel (LRGB). Nevertheless one can see the dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars.

M 20 - The Trifid Nebula - wide field

M 20 - The Trifid Nebula - wide field

This is wide field image of M 20 - The Trifid Nebula in Sagitarius. Due to the low altitude of this object the exposure times were only ten minutes in each color (LRGB)

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