CCD Imaging Section

We invite all visitors to submit their own astronomical images (see below for details) and display them to a wider audience. We want to give a platform to those amateur astronomers out there who are imaging everything and anything of interest in our night sky.

Terry Hancock's Galaxy and Nebula Images

Terry - an amateur astronomer of some skill to judge from his astrophotography - took the fantastic images below from his backyard observatory in Western Michigan, USA.

The Triangulum Galaxy (M33)
Taken October 2011: using a 5.1" (130cm) apochromatic refractor.

The Dumbbell Nebula (M27)
Taken June 2012: using a 10" F/8 Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph.

The Crescent Nebula (NGC6888)
Taken July/August 2012: using a 12" f/8 Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph.

You can find higher resolution versions of the above and many other images on Terry's Flickr photostream. For more detail on how Terry puts his images together using different colour filters, check out his youtube guide: the different faces of M27.

CCD Imaging Archive

Al Kelly's images of planetary nebula NGC 246 and M65

James Adamson's images: Solar Eclipse, Comet Pomanski, M42 and Saturn

Loyd Overcash images deep sky objects at DeerRidge observatory

Tim and Misty Schutt's Aurora photos

Timo-Pekka Metsala's images of Venus taken from Finland

Images taken by Barry Armstead from the observatory he built himself

Andrew Young's images of the Occultation of the Moon

Submit Your Images

If you want to submit your images please email them to: marc [at] astronomytoday [dot] com.

Full credit will be attributed to each image and you will retain full copyright to any of your images displayed on Astronomy Today. We encourage you to let us know how you went about taking the image (what equipment you used, what seeing conditions were like, what you hope to image next etc.) It would be a great help if you could try to keep your images reasonably sized and proportioned for displaying on a web page, thanks!


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