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Veil Nebula

2017/10/19

Added a color image of Pickering's Triangle in the Veil Nebula.

More of the Eclipse

2017/10/11

Added an image of Baily's Beads and promenences at the end of the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, a composite showing partial phases, and an image of the sun before the eclipse started inset on an image of the corona.

Solar Prominences

2017/10/06

Added images of the solar prominences from the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.

Solar Eclipse

2017/08/31

Added images of the corona and "Diamond Ring" from the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.

Apogee/Perigee Moons

2016/05/23

Added an image comparing the apparent size of the moon at apogee and perigee.

Mercury Transit

2016/05/18

Added an image of the 2016 Transit of Mercury.

9/11 Tribute in Light

2016/04/26

Added images from 2015 of the 9/11 Tribute in Light.

Jellyfish Nebulae

2016/03/14

Added an image of the Jellyfish Nebulae.

Rosette Nebulae

2016/03/05

Added an image of the Rosette Nebulae.

Horsehead & Flame Nebulae

2016/02/14

Added an image of the Horsehead and the Flame Nebulae.

Reflection Nebula NGC 7129

2016/01/08

Added an image of the Reflection Nebula NGC 7129 and Open Cluster NGC 7142.

Fishhead

2016/01/08

Added an image of the Fishhead Nebula.

Blue Snowball

2016/01/01

Added an image of the Blue Snowball Nebula.

Veil Nebula

2015/12/04

Added two color images of portions of the Veil Nebula.

Pelican Nebula

2015/09/19

Added a color image of the Pelican Nebula

Globular Cluster M71

2015/09/19

Added an image of globular cluster M71.

Southern North America Nebula

2015/09/19

Added a color image of globular cluster southern portion of the North America Nebula.

Globular Cluster M92

2015/08/16

Added an image of globular cluster M92.

Comet Lovejoy

2015/02/21

Added another image of Comet Lovejoy from 2015-01-22.

Comet Lovejoy

2015/01/10

Added an image of Comet Lovejoy from 2015-01-10.

Galaxy NGC 891

2014/12/22

Added an image of galaxy NGC 891.

The Analemma

2014/12/21

Added another view of the Sun's analemma taken in 2006, similar to the one appearing in the Washington Post.

The Pacman Nebula

2014/11/22

Added color images of the Pacman Nebula.

Andromeda Galaxy

2014/11/17

Added an image of the core region of the Andromeda Galaxy.

Cave Nebula

2014/11/15

Added a color image of the Cave Nebula and surrounding complex.

CED 214

2014/09/29

Added a color image of the CED 214 nebula.

Elephant Trunk Nebula, IC1396A

2014/09/27

Added color images of the Elephant Trunk Nebula, which is part of IC 1396.

Globular Cluster M2

2014/08/29

Added an image of globular cluster M2.

Southern North America Nebula

2014/08/08

Added a hydrogen-alpha image of the southern portion of the North America Nebula.

The Pacman Nebula

2014/08/07

Added narrowband images of the Pacman Nebula.

Globular Cluster M5

2014/06/11

Added images of globular cluster M5.

Galaxy M101

2014/06/07

Added images of M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy.

Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster

2014/03/07

Added an image of the Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster.

Conjunction/Aurora Detail

2014/01/04

Added a more detailed image of the conjunction that was accompanied by an aurora back in 2000.

Mars & Jupiter video

2013/11/27

Updated the videos of Mars and Jupiter rotating with slightly larger and smoother versions.

Analemma video

2013/11/25

Replaced the analemma movie with higher-resolution, HTML5-compliant video.

Globular Cluster M15

2013/11/08

Added an image of globular cluster M15.

The Flying Horse / Wizard Nebula

2013/11/06

Added images of the Flying Horse / Wizard Nebula.

The Helix Nebula

2013/11/03

Added a color image of the Helix Nebula.

The Milky Way Over Speculator Mountain

2013/10/03

Added a pair of images (one with the constellations marked) of the Milky Way over Speculator Mountain on Lake Pleasant in the Adirondack mountains of New York.

Star Circles

2013/09/12

Added a new image of northern star circles taken last year at a dark site.

Galaxy NGC 6946

2013/09/09

Added an image of Galaxy NGC 6946.

Open Cluster NGC 6939

2013/09/09

Added an image of Open Cluster NGC 6939.

Nebula NGC 6820 (& NGC 6823)

2013/09/09

Added an image of Nebula NGC 6820 & Open Cluster NGC 6823.

The Ring Nebula

2013/09/09

Added an image showing the dim outer regions of the Ring nebula.

ISS Transiting the Sun (again)

2013/08/21

Added an image of the International Space Station transiting the Sun, taken from my house's driveway.

The Ring Nebula, M57

2013/08/08

Added new image of the ring nebula, M57.

The Eagle Nebula

2013/08/08

Added a color image of M16, the Eagle Nebula.

Markarian's Chain

2013/06/09

Added an image of Markarian's Chain of Galaxies.

NGC 2903

2013/04/02

Added an image of barred-spiral galaxy NGC 2903.

M42 & M43

2013/02/11

Added a new image of M42 & M42 in the Sword of Orion.

The Pleiades, M45

2013/02/10

Added a new image of The Pleiades, M45.

Triangulum Galaxy H-a

2013/01/27

Replaced images of the Triangulum Galaxy with images that include separately gathered hydrogen-alpha data.

Triangulum Galaxy

2013/01/11

Added images of the Triangulum Galaxy.

Andromeda Galaxy

2012/12/28

Added a new higher-resolution image of the Andromeda Galaxy, replacing an older image.

Cave Nebula

2012/12/01

Added a narrowband image of the Cave Nebula and surrounding complex.

Helix Nebula

2012/11/27

Added a hydrogen-alpha image of the Helix Nebula.

I also changed the (fairly random) ordering of objects appearing on index pages. Deep-sky objects are now ordered by right ascension, to follow the seasons. Solar system objects are ordered by distance from the sun. Comet and near-earth images are ordered by date.

Stephan's Quintet & Deer Lick

2012/11/18

Added an image of Stephan's Quintet and the Deer Lick Group of galaxies.

Iris Nebula

2012/11/11

Added an image of the Iris Nebula.

Veil Nebula - Wide

2012/09/25

Added a wide view of the Veil Nebula.

The Milky Way Over Lake Pleasant

2012/09/14

Added an image with the constellations marked on the image of mists, clouds, and the Milky Way over Lake Pleasant, New York.

The Crescent Nebula

2012/09/21

Added images of the Crescent Nebula.

The Milky Way Over Lake Pleasant

2012/09/14

Added an image of mists, clouds, and the Milky Way over Lake Pleasant, New York.

The Dumbbell Nebula

2012/09/14

Added a new set of images of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula. These include a normal RGB image, one in Hydrogen-alpha light, and one combining both.

The Eagle Nebula

2012/07/03

Added a hydrogen-alpha image of M16, the Eagle Nebula.

The Whirlpool Galaxy

2012/05/22

Added an image of the Whirlpool galaxy.

The Leo Triplet

2012/05/01

Added an image of the Leo Triplet galaxies, M65 M66 NGC 3628, along with detail images of each of the galaxies.

M81 & M82

2012/03/09

Added an image of M81 and M82, Bode's Galaxy and the Cigar Galaxy, along with detail images of the galaxies.

Crab & Horsehead

2012/02/21

Added a color image of the Crab Nebula. Added an updated image, containing more data, of the Horsehead Nebula along with a detail from the new image.

Crab Nebula

2012/02/11

Added a hydrogen-alpha image of the Crab Nebula.

Horsehead Nebula

2012/02/06

Added an image of the Horsehead Nebula.

M52

2012/01/13

Added a detail of Open Cluster M52.

Bubble Nebula & Double Cluster

2011/12/28

Added colors images of the Bubble nebula & M52 and a new image of the Double Cluster.

CED 214

2011/12/15

Added a hydrogen-alpha image of the CED 214 nebula and details of its "elephant trunks".

Star Circles

2011/12/04

Added an older digital image of northern star circles to replace an even older film-based image.

Bubble Nebula

2011/12/04

Added a hydrogen-alpha image of the Bubble Nebula. Removed the "Smaller/Larger Image" buttons in favor of using larger images throughout.

Cocoon Nebula

2011/11/24

Added color images of the Cocoon Nebula.

Pelican Nebula

2011/11/14

Added hydrogen-alpha images of the Pelican Nebula with its dark globules and jets.

Veil Nebula

2011/11/12

Added three images of portions of the Veil Nebula.

Cocoon Nebula

2011/11/12

Added a new H-a image of the Cocoon Nebula.

Elephant Trunk Nebula, IC1396A

2011/11/05

Added an image of the Elephant Trunk Nebula, which is part of IC 1396.

M13

2011/09/01

Updated images of globular cluster M13. Two more hours of data was added and the images reprocessed.

ISS & Atlantis

2011/08/07

Added an image of ISS and Atlantis transiting the sun during the last space shuttle mission.

M13

2011/07/14

Added a new image of globular cluster M13. This image was the first taken with a new QSI 583 CCD camera.

Larger Analemma Movie

2011/06/20

Updated the analemma movie with a higher-resolution version.

Partial Eclipse, Christmas 2000

2010/11/27

Added an image of the partial solar eclipse that took place Christmas Day, 2000. (Yes, that is 10 years ago.)

New RSS Feed

2009/09/05

Added an RSS feed to the What's New page (this page).

The Pleiades, M45

2009/01/31

Added a new image of the Pleiades, M45 taken with a Canon 40D.

The Dumbbell Nebula, M27

2008/12/10

Added a new image of the dumbbell nebula, M27.

The Ring Nebula, M57; ISS & the Moon

2008/09/20

Added new images of the ring nebula, M57 (replaced on 2013-08-15) and of the International Space Station transiting the Moon.

M13

2008/09/06

Added a new image of globular cluster (replaced on 2011/09/01).

ISS & the Sun

2008/08/22

Added an image of the International Space Station transiting the Sun. (Replaced 2013-08-21.)

3-D Eclipsed Moon

2008/02/25

Added anaglyphic 3-D versions of the eclipsed Moon image added three days ago.

Lunar Eclipse in 3-D

2008/02/22

Added images of the February 20, 2008 lunar eclipse, including a 3-D view of the eclipsed Moon.

Comet Holmes

2007/12/08

Added an image of comet Holmes.

Slide shows

2007/10/09

Added slide shows throughout the site.

The Analemma with Video

2007/06/22

Added images of the analemma along with a related video.

The Moon in the Pleiades

2006/11/30

Added an image of the Moon in the Pleiades April 1, 2006.

Venus Transit

2006/11/30

Added an image of the 2004 Venus Transit.

Dust Storm on Mars

2006/11/05

Added an image of a dust storm on Mars taken in 2005.

9/11 Tribute in Light

2006/09/17

Added images of the September 11 Tribute in Light, including one with the rising Moon.

Aldebaran Occultations

2004/12/09

Added an image of the September 1998 lunar occultation of Aldebaran, which is almost a mirror image of the March 1998 occultation.

Lunar Occultation of Jupiter

2004/11/12

Added an image of November 9's daytime lunar occultation of Jupiter.

Earth's Shadow

2004/11/08

Added an image of the Earth's shadow taken during the lunar eclipse exactly one year ago. Also rearranged the Solar System page, collecting the lunar eclipse photos on a single page.

Jupiter Rotating

2004/05/03

Added several movies of Jupiter rotating: a 120 frame GIF movie, a smoother-but-larger (1.3 Megabyte) 240 frame QuickTime version, a 120 frame 3-D anaglyphic GIF movie, and, for those without red/blue glasses but with some eye control, a 240 frame stereo QuickTime version. (Note: All these have been replaced. See the 2013/11/27 entry above.)

Jupiter's Moons in Transit

2004/03/30

Added an image of Jupiter with two moons in transit.

Larger Images of Globular Clusters

2004/03/18

Added larger versions of images: globular cluster 47 Tucanae and Omega Centauri.

Aurora with Big Dipper

2004/03/15

Added a new view of the April 2000 Aurora with the Big Dipper and the Coathanger asterism. Also added larger versions of several images: The Lagoon & Trifid Nebulae & NGC 6559, The Small Magellanic Cloud & 47 Tucanae, The Center of the Milky Way Galaxy, Comet Hale-Bopp Passing M34, The Moon, The Big Dome at CTIO, 4 Meter Telescope at CTIO, 1.5 Meter Telescope at CTIO, and my large Astro-Physics Traveler.

3-D Mars Rotating

2004/02/10

Added three different three-dimensional views of the spinning Mars globe: a 120 frame anaglyphic GIF movie, and, for those without red/blue glasses but with some eye control, a 240 frame stereo QuickTime version. All show Mars rotating in 3D.

Larger Image of Aurora & Conjunction

2003/12/21

Added a larger view of the Aurora with Lunar & Planetary Conjunction

Mars Rotating Movie in Quicktime

2003/12/03

Added a smoother-but-larger (1.3 Megabyte) QuickTime version of the spinning Mars globe. (Note: This has been replaced. See the 2013/11/27 entry above.)

Map of Mars

2003/11/29

Added a map of Mars with major surface features and spacecraft landing sites marked.

Astro-Physics 155

2003/11/03

Added a picture of my Astro-Physics 155.

Mars & the Moon

2003/09/20

Added images of the Moon passing by Mars.

Mars Spinning Movie

2003/09/16

Added a spinning Mars globe constructed from 10 images of Mars taken over 4 weeks.

Larger Image of Aldebaran Occultation

2002/03/09

Added a larger view of the Aldebaran Occultation.

Andromeda Galaxy

2002/02/21

Rescanned and reprocessed images of the Andromeda Galaxy were posted.

Larger Images of M27 & M57

2003/01/12

Added larger versions of M27 and M57.

Larger Images of M42-M43

2003/01/02

Added a larger version of M42-M43.

Improved Navigation; Northern Cross; Double Cluster

2002/12/20

The "Next Image" and "Previous Image" buttons now remember if a "Larger Image" has been selected.

A few older images were added: the Northern Cross and the Double Cluster.

Various New Images from 2002

2002/12/18

Several photos taken during 2002, many with larger images, were added to the site: the North America and Pelican nebulae, the Cocoon nebula, the Eagle nebula, the Veil nebula, the Dumbbell nebula, the Butterfly nebula, nebula IC 1396, the Ring nebula, and various photos of star fields.

New Server

2002/10/30

The site moved to a Linux-based server with a web-based Content Management system from FreeOrbit that will allow me to update site contents and maintain the site much more easily.

Improved Navigation

2001/12/22

The "Next Image" and "Previous Image" buttons now span directories and will walk through all the images on the site.

Site Improvements

2001/12/16

The site was given a major overhaul: A set of "Next Image" and "Previous Image" buttons were added. Larger versions of several images were added along with "Larger Image" and "Smaller Image" buttons. A "What's New" page was added. A new "Near Earth" section was added. Recent Images from 2001 were added.


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