Zodiac Light

What's New ?

 

NGC 2237 Rosette Nebula
The Rosette Nebula in Monoceris 

M7 Open Cluster
M7 Open Cluster in a sea of background Milky Way stars

M8 Lagoon Nebula

IC2944 Nebula and Globules

NGC 5128 CentaurusA Galaxy

NGC 3372 Carina Nebula
Eta Carina Nebula

NGC 1977 The Running Man
NGC 1977 The Running Man

NGC 7293 Helix Nebula
NGC 7293 Helix Nebula

 

M16 Eagle Nebula
M16 Eagle Nebulla

 

NGC 253 Sculptor
NGC Silver Coin Galaxy in Sculptor

Recent Hydrogen-Alpham8LagoonThumb250b.jpg (9234 bytes)

m16EagleThumb250.jpg (11460 bytes)

m17Swan

 

 

My Best Planetary ImagesJupiter01Aug09Thumb200.jpg (18771 bytes)

 

Saturn

 

The story so far ...

 

February 2017

 
The Flame and HorseHead 
The Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49 - NGC 2237)
The Great Nebula in Carina

January 2017

New scope - 6" Maksutov Newtonian Comet Hunter

M42 Orion Nebula
M42 and Running Man
M42 Orion Nebula (core 1:1)
M42 Orion Nebula (clouds close-up 1:1)

July 2016

New ZWO ASI 1600 MC Cooled Camera

M20 Trifid Nebula (moon affected & no darks -15C)

May 2016
Installed a new telescope Guang Shen Optical Ritchey Chretien RC8

NGC 6357 Lobster - Four Star Lineup
NGC 6595 Nebula
NGC 4945 Galaxy
M7 Open Cluster in a sea of stars
M8 Lagoon Nebula
 IC2944 Running Chicken Nebula wide 1920
 IC2944 Running Chicken Nebula close 1920
Eta Carina RC8 OAG closeup 1920
Eta Carina RC8 OAG space walk
Wishing Well Open Cluster
Jewel Box Open Cluster
Lambda Carina

April 2016
Crater Gassendi
Jupiter

March 2016
Centaurus A Galaxy
The Great Nebula in Carina

January 2016
NGC 1977 The Running Man

September 2015
NGC 7293 Helix Nebula

August 2015
M16 Eagle Nebula

NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy (wide)
NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy (close)

Lunar Close-up #1 - Observatory first-light
Lunar Close-up  #2 - Observatory first-light

June 2011
M20 Trifid Nebula
Corona Australis

May 2011
The Wishing Well
Theta-Carina
M6 Butterfly Cluster

April 2011
Eta Carina Nebula in Hydrogen-Alpha &  
Jewel Box Open Cluster  

December 2010
NGC2070 Tarantula Nebula in Hydrogen-Alpha

July 2010
M17 Swan in Hydrogen-Alpha
M16 Eagle in Hydrogen-Alpha 
M16 Eagle in Ha-RGB 
M8 Lagoon in Hydrogen-Alpha 
1600x1200    1024x768  

June 2010
Lunar Eclipse 26th June   1280x1024
M20 Trifid Nebula Wider     1280x1024
M20 Trifid Nebula Closer     1280x1024 
M20 Trifid Nebula Closest (1:1)    1280x1024    1920x1080
M4 Globular Cluster  1280x1024    1920x1080  
M4 Close-Up   1920x1080  

May 2010
M83 Southern Pinwheel Galaxy  

M83 Widest 1900x1080    1280x1024

M83 Close-up   1280x1024  800x600

January 2010
Eta Carina Widest      1280x1024   1900x1080
Eta Carina Close-up 1280x1024   1900x1080

October 2009
Helix NGC7293  Widest      1280x1024   1920x1200
Helix NGC7293   Close-up 1280x1024   1920x1200

August 2009
M8 & M20 Region of the Milky Way Close-up 1280x1024
M8 & M20 Region of the Milky Way Close-up 1920x1200

M8 & M20 Region of the Milky Way     Widest 1280x1024
M8 & M20 Region of the Milky Way     Widest 1920x1200

Baades Window Galaxy Central
My Best Jupiter
Moon Close-ups

July 2009
M24 Milky Way Star Cloud and M17 Nebula
Malin Awards 2009 -  My Honourable Mention Awards
The Table of Scorpius

May 2009
Eta Carina in Oxygen-III (Grayscale)I
Eta Carina in Oxygen-III (color)

April 2009
M83 Southern Pinwheel Galaxy  (Closer) SN-8
M83 Southern Pinwheel Galaxy  (Wider) SN-8
Jewel Box (Closeup)   SN-8
Jewel Box (Wide view)   SN-8
Centaurus A Galaxy  SN-8
M4 Globular  SN-8

March 2009
M7 Open Cluster 80 ED Refractor mm 28Mar09
Eta Carina Nebula (Close-up) 80 ED Refractor
Eta Carina Nebula (Wider)
Eta Carina Nebula (Widest)
Omega Centauri (Wider)  80 ED Refractor
Omega Centauri (Close-up)
Omega Centauri (Widest)
My Best Saturn So Far   22Mar09 SN-8

January 2009 (Another year gone by already....?)

Using the new 200mm lens that Santa brought...

Eta Carina widefield 26Jan09  200mm lens
Eta Carina closer 26Jan09
Orion, Horsehead and Flame together in a widefield 200mm lens
Messier Objects M46 & M47 together in a widefield 200mm lens
NGC3114 Open cluster widefield (Brighter) 200mm lens
NGC3114 Open cluster widefield (Darker - bino-style) 200mm lens
NGC3532 Open cluster widefield 200mm lens
NGC 2516 open cluster widefield 200mm lens

December 2008

The Large Magellenic Cloud 26Dec08 (First Light of the 200mm Lens)
LMC Blue Channel Only - Grayscale - (200mm f2.8 lens) 26Dec08

November 2008

Lunar Mosaic (first light of the DMK camera)

October 2008

NGC 2070 Tarantula Oxygen-III 11Oct08 (Wide-shot Grayscale)
NGC 2070 Tarantula Oxygen-III 11Oct08 (Wide-shot Color)
NGC 2070 Tarantula Oxygen-III 11Oct08 (Close-up Color)
NGC 2070 Tarantula Oxygen-III 11Oct08 (Close-up Grayscale)

September 2008
NGC 253 Galaxy

August 2008
M17 Swan Nebula
SMC (Small Magellenic Cloud)
Corona Australis and NGC6723

July 2008
M7 Reshoot 5th July 2008 Closeup (500KB)
M7 Reshoot 5th July 2008 Wider

June 2008
Milky Way Centred on M17 (384Kb)
Mega-Poster (Milky Way Ultra-wide Field) - 2.8 MB
Milky Way Widefield (Norma Star Cloud)

May 2008
How Big Are Things In the Sky (Educational Graphics)
M7 Ptolemy's Open Cluster 10May08 (Beautiful Deep Image)
M7 Ptolemy's Open Cluster 10May08 (Shallow)
Eta Carina Rework 09May08 - Best Eta Carina so far
Eta Carina Rework 09May08 - Best Eta Carina so far (little bit wider)
Eta Carina CCD-Style Spacewalk
Eta Carina Wide View 09May08
Keyhole Nebula 09May08 - RRGB
Keyhole Nebula 03May08 - Wow!
Eta Carina Widest View 03May08

April 2008
Eta Carina 05Apr08 - Very Nice
Eta Carina 05Apr08 - Widefield
Eta Carina 05Apr08 - South East
Eta Carina (Grayscale) - Widefield

March 2008
Eta Carina Nebula 10Mar08 Close-Up (0.8MB)
Eta Carina Nebula 10Mar08 (1.0 MB)
M42 Orion Nebula 01Jan08 (840Kb)

 

The Best of 2007 (has another year gone by?)

45 degrees Mosaic CLOSE UP Southern Cross (1.5MB)
45 degrees Mosaic Wide Shot Southern Cross (150KB)
Tarantula Nebula (Rework from 2006 1.0MB)
Tarantula Nebula (Oxygen-III) Nov07
NGC346 23Sep07 (Oxygen-III narrowband - RGB Poster Comparison)
NGC346& NGC 371 23Sep07 (Oxygen-III narrowband)
Lunar Eclipse Poster (Cool)
Crater Clavius Closeup 23Sep07
Small Magellenic Cloud (50mm lens closeup Sep07)
More Lunar Eclipse 2007
Lunar Eclipse 2007
Milky Way - Sagittarius Star Cloud 05Aug07 (1.4MB)
Milky Way - Scorpio's Sting 05Aug07 (1.0 MB)
Milky Way - The Pipe Dark Nebula 05Aug07 (1MB)
Milky Way - around M7 05Aug07 (1MB)
Milky Way - SPACEWALK 05Aug07 (2 MB)
The Coal Sack 15Jul07 (1MB)
The Table of Scorpius 15Jul07 (1MB)
The Table of Scorpius Wider 15Jul07( 1MB)
Scorpion's Tail Poster 15Jul07 (1MB)
Scorpion's Tail - SpaceWalk 15Jul07 (2 MB)
Southern Cross & Pointers Poster 15Jul07(1 MB)
Milky Way Mosaic Southern Cross to Eta Carina Jul07
Pointers Closeup Poster 15Jul07 (1 MB)
Moon Shots - May 2007
Milky Way (Southern Cross & Eta Carina) - New
Eta Carina - May 2007 (Williams Optics x0.8 Flattener) (380 KB) 
M8 Lagoon Nebula (Reworked data 2006)
The Southern Cross
The Coal Sack
Comet McNaught

 

The Best of 2006

Eta Carina and the Keyhole Nebula  (629KB)
M8 (Lagoon)    (231KB)
M8 (Lagoon) and M20 (Trifid) (288 KB)
Eta Carina (Published in Australian Sky and Telescope) (113 KB)
M42 Orion Nebula (UHC-S ED80 Grayscale) (387 KB)
M42 Orion Nebula (UHC-S ED80)  (330 KB)
M42 (Orion Nebula First Prime Focus SN-8)   (59 KB)
NGC 253 Galaxy via Extreme Video (80KB) (80KB)
NGC 253 Galaxy SN-8 (300KB)
Moon (Clavius and Tycho)  (173 KB)
Moon (Appennines) (122 KB)
Jupiter  (150 KB)

 

The Best of the Rest of 2006  (Pot Luck for size)

Moon (Sinus Iridum and Plato)
NGC 104 (The Queen of Globular Clusters)
M20 (Trifid) UHC-S Close-up
M42 Grayscale
Omega Centauri (The King of Globular Clusters)
Small Magellenic Cloud Close-up
Centaurus A Galaxy
Moon (Copernicus)/a>
M16 (The Eagle Nebula)
Moon Gibbous10Feb 
Milky Way Space Walk (M8 and Sagittarius)  (BIG  1.5MBytes)

 

 

 

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Mars

Mars

Jupiter

Jupiter with new GSO RC8 Telescope

 

Gassendi Crater

Gassendi Crater

 

David Malin 2009
Awards

Malin Award 2009

Malin Awards 2009

 

 

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