A Gallery of Astronomical Images by RAS Members and Friends
Reflection Nebula in Orion – M78 – by Madhup Rathi
M78, in the center of this image, covers an area north of Orion’s belt. At a distance of about 1,500 light-years, the bluish nebula itself is about 5 light-years across. Its blue tint is due to dust reflecting the blue light of hot, young stars in the region. (14 luminance images at 30 minutes & 6 images each of RGB color of 20 minutes each.)
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.
The Triangulum Galaxy, M33, imaged by Mearl Balmer from James River State Park.
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.
A near last-quarter moon captured by Tyler Hutchison on a partly cloudy night.