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Photo Gallery

All of the following photographs were taken through our telescopes with our cameras. Most of the deep sky objects do not appear as vivid as shown below. Photography reveals far more color and detail than one sees in the telescope eyepiece.


September 18 2017 alignment of Venus, the star Regulus, the Moon, Mars, and Mercury

August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse

The Double Cluster
A beautiful "open cluster" of stars

The Andromeda Galaxy
Very bright in the telescope

The Triangulum Galaxy
Barely visible in the telescope - located below Andromeda

Clouds and Moon at Sunset

Our tiny Moon and dramatic Clouds

The Rosette Nebula
Not visible in the telescope - a photographic target only
Located above Orion's left shoulder

Venus and Mercury over Bodega Bay

The Moon - featuring the Clavius Crater
Clavius is the larger crater with several smaller internal craters increasing in size - to the left of center and just above the middle.

The Orion Nebula - M42 - just below Orion's Belt

The Moon - a crescent just after the New Moon

Our Milky Way Galaxy
Photo taken above Armstrong Woods State Park

The Eclipsing Moon with tiny "Spica" at the upper left - April 14 2014

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
Barely visible in the telescope
Near the tail of the Big Dipper

The Horsehead Nebula
Not visible in the telescope
Located just South of Orion's Belt

The Pleiades
Visible in the telescope

The Running Man
Visible in the telescope
Located adjacent to the Orion Nebula

M13 - Globular Cluster in Hercules
Visible in the telescope
Located in Hercules

Comet Lovejoy - C/2013 R1
Visible in the telescope
Late Fall 2013

Comet Lovejoy - C/2014 Q2
Visible in the telescope
January 2015

Fellow Astronomer Loren C at Skyline Park, Napa CA. We go to some beautiful locations! Wide open spaces with low and distant horizons.

Our largest telescope set up on the patio outside our Home. You are welcome to view with us from this location in Freestone. Private, warm inside, adjacent to a vineyard, feel free to picnic under the gazebo.

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