A Gallery of Astronomical Images by RAS Members and Friends

The Rosette Nebula imaged in hydrogen alpha and oxygen III light by Dwight Talley.

15 x 20 minutes Ha, 15 x 20 minutes OIII, AT65EDQ and QSI 660 camera, processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop.

More at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosette_Nebula

The Milky Way captured by Bill Dickinson from Belmead with RAS observers below.  Sometimes a picture really captures a moment.  Bill captured the feel of observing under a dark sky in this spectacular image.

The Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus by Bryan Hartley, captured at Belmead.  The Double Cluster is a beautiful and easy-to-find pair of objects using a telescope or binoculars.  It appears as a faint haze to the unaided eye in a dark sky not far from the “W” of the constellation Cassiopeia.

View through an image intensifier of the Dumbbell Nebula, M27, by John Raymond. Click on the image to see a video version. This was captured from a live view through the image intensifier using a handheld camera.

Serpentine ridge on the moon captured and assembled as a composite by Randy Tatum.

The Crescent Moon and the planet Venus by Stuart Squier captured in a clear blue sky over Richmond on December 2, 2016 just after sunset.  The old Central Fidelity building appears in the left of the frame.