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Here is a gallery of the latest versions of my astro photos. My goal for this hobby is to get "good" pictures of the most common Deep Space Objects (DSO). While it was relatively quick to capture some initial pictures (late 2020, early 2021), my optimism was quickly tempered. I now know that I have a long way to go. Improving beyond that first set is a painfully slow, iterative process of many minor improvements from expanded knowledge, better technique, additional equipment, and lots and lots of patience. Getting to my original goal will actually take *years* and several thousands of $ more of equipment. But for now, it is fun and I am still making visible progress, so onward...

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NGC1909, Witch's Head Nebula
Nov 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, Neo)

NGC7635, Bubble Nebula
Oct 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, LeNh)

NGC281, Pacman Nebula
Oct 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, LeNh)



IC1396, Elephant Trunk Nebula
Sep 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, LeNh)

Sh2-101, Tulip Nebula
Sep 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, LeNh)

Sh2-108, Sadr region
Sep 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, LeNh)



Q2139+0127 Quasar
Aug 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, Neo)

M27 - Dumbell Nebula
Jul 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, Neo)

NGC6960 - Western Veil
Jul 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, LeNh)



M16 - Eagle/Pillars
Jun 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, LeNh)

M13 - Hercules
Jun 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, Neo)

M5 Glob Cluster
Jun 2021 (TS PL80, 1000D, Neo)



M3 Glob Cluster
May 2021 (TS PL80, 1000D, Neo)

Markarian Chain (M86, etc)
May 2021 (ST120, 1000D, Neo)

M66/M65/NGC3628 - Leo Triple
Apr 2021 (ST120, 1000D, Neo)



IC443 Jellyfish Nebula
Mar 2021 (ST120, 1000D, LeNh)

C49 Rosette Nebula
Feb/Mar 2021 (ST120, 1000D, LeNh)

IC434 Horsehead Nebula
Jan/Feb 2021 (ST120, 1000D, LPro)



M45 Pleiades (The 7 Sisters)
Mar 2021 (ST120, 1000D)

M42 Orion Nebula
Jan 2021 (ST120, 1000D)

M31 Andomeda Galaxy
Nov 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, Neo)


Prior/alternate versions, etc

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M16 - Eagle
Jun 2021 (TS PL80, ASI533MC, LeNh)

M45, Pleiades
Jan 2021 (ST120, 1000D)



M45, Pleiades
Dec 2020 (ST120, 1000D)

M31 Andomeda Galaxy
Dec 2020 (ST120, 1000D)

M31, Andromeda Galaxy
Late Dec 2020 (ST120, 1000D)



Jupiter/Saturn
Dec 2020 (ST120, 1000D)

M31, Andromeda Galaxy
Early Dec 2020 (ST120, 1000D)

M103
Nov 2020 (ST120, 1000D)