Saturday, March 8, 2008

Beginners Luck

I had a chance to try out my new telescope on the evening of March 2nd. Saw a lot of cool looking celestial objects. Here are pictures I took of a few of my favorites.



M42 - Orion Nebula (Wide Field Photo with airplane entering frame at upper left)




M42 - Orion Nebula (Zoom Photo)




M44 - Beehive Star Cluster




M45 - The Pleiades Star Cluster (The seven bright stars are called the seven sisters)




M81 & M82 - Galaxies




NGC869 & NGC884 - Double Star Clusters (in Constellation Perseus)



I plan to dedicate an entire post to the Orion Nebula (my favorite constellation), so check back soon.



Clear Skies!


StarPilot

1 comment:

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