CCD ASTRONOMICAL IMAGES FROM CANBERRA

Welcome! My name is Steve Crouch and I live in Canberra in the Australian Capital territory.  Click here to see my geographical location.  Canberra is a city of about 400,000 and the skies are reasonably good at my outer suburban location. I have been involved in astronomy since the sixties. 

Click here for a list of frequently visited astronomy and space sites that includes sources for astronomical software.

My main activity is CCD imaging from my backyard observatory using the following equipment:

MAIN IMAGING TELESCOPES 36.8 cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien,  31.75 cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien, FSQ 106ED
MOUNTS Paramount ME, GM8
CCD CAMERAS CURRENTLY OWNED STXL11002M, STXL6303E and STXL16200
IMAGING ACCESSORIES SBIG STXL self guiding filter wheel, Astrodon and Baader filters, RCOS precision instrument rotator
ADDITIONAL TELESCOPES OWNED C8, Meade ETX-90, Coronado MaxScope 40

 The following links lead to examples of my work.  The shots under the "Recent Images" heading eventually migrate to the appropriate category pages.  Older images will be progressively removed as they are replaced with newer versions.

 All images are copyright 2004-2017 and permission must be obtained for their use. 

 

SOLAR SYSTEM GALAXIES

STAR CLUSTERS

NEBULAE EPSILON 180 IMAGES

 

IMAGES USING PROFESSIONAL TELESCOPE DATA IMAGES FROM REMOTE TELESCOPES COMET McNAUGHT

 

 

AWARDS

 

     

 

RECENT IMAGES AND FAVOURITES

 

ic1438_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (626336 bytes)

IC 1438

m20_STXL6303_RC14_IR_LRGB.jpg (1065901 bytes)

Trifid Nebula

Shapley2_STXL16200_RC14_HaOIIILRGB.jpg (491437 bytes)

Shapley 2

Shapley3_STXL16200_RC14_HaOIIILRGB.jpg (1335535 bytes)

Shapley 3

ngc6231_STXL16200__RC14_LRGB.jpg (1149210 bytes)

NGC 6231

DS2_STXL16200_RC14_HaOIIIRGB.jpg (949208 bytes)

DS 2

longmore11_STXL16200_RC14_HaOIIIRGB.jpg (647461 bytes)

Longmore 11

ngc4833_STXL16200_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1690273 bytes)

NGC 4833

ngc5102_STXL16200_RC14_LRGB.jpg (890879 bytes)

NGC 5102

ngc4755_STXL16200_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1687520 bytes)

NGC 4755

ic3104_STXL16200_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1041150 bytes)

IC 3104

ic2631_STXL16200_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1219779 bytes)

IC 2631

ngc3199_STXL16200_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1471249 bytes)

NGC 3199

eta_carinae_STXL16200_RC14_HaRGB.jpg (1004823 bytes)

Eta Carinae

K1-12_HaOIIIOIII_1.5X_crop_final.jpg (199424 bytes)

K1-12

ngc2065_STXL6303_RC14_LHaRGB.jpg (1583922 bytes)

NGC 2065

ESO121-3_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (455959 bytes)

ESO 121-3

pgc16790_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (506467 bytes)

ESO 305-9

m73_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (663143 bytes)

M 73

ngc1949_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIILRGB.jpg (1102747 bytes)

NGC 1949

ngc1316_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (676816 bytes)

NGC 1316

ESO245-6_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (519831 bytes)

ESO 245-6

ngc346_STXL6303_RC14_SIIHaOIII.jpg (1227715 bytes)

NGC 346

ngc1291_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (456974 bytes)

NGC1291

m72_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (704312 bytes)

M72

Sh2-71_STXl11002_RC14_HaOIIILRGB.jpg (1054780 bytes)

Sh 2-71

ngc5139_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1761615 bytes)

NGC 5139

M8

Abell42_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIIOIII.jpg (689591 bytes)

Abell 42

rcw103_STXL6303_RC14_LRGBHaOIII.jpg (1160623 bytes)

RCW 103

terzan5_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1560457 bytes)

Terzan 5

ngc5121_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIILRGB.jpg (1012853 bytes)

NGC 5121 area

ngc3195_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIIRGB_150%_crop.jpg (544029 bytes)

NGC 3195

ESO40-11_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIILRGB.jpg (632272 bytes)

ESO 40-11

Try3_STLXL6303_RC14_HaOIIIRGB.jpg (308037 bytes)

Pre 3

ic2948_STXL6303_RC14_HaLRGB.jpg (813136 bytes)

IC2948

ngc5367_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (604003 bytes)

NGC5367

ngc4372_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1475951 bytes)

NGC 4372

ngc2207_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (514737 bytes)

NGC 2207

 

Abell18_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIIRGB.jpg (591299 bytes)

Abell 18

 

ngc602_STL11K_RC14_LHaRGB.jpg (852386 bytes)

NGC 602

 

DeHt1_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIIOIII.jpg (536853 bytes)

DeHt 1

 

ngc346_STXL6303_RC14_HaLRGB.jpg (1771194 bytes)

NGC 346

ngc7582_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (370286 bytes)

NGC 7582

 

ngc55_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (503112 bytes)

NGC 55

 

ngc6868_STXl11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (912190 bytes)

NGC 6868

ngc6752_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1999563 bytes)

NGC 6752

ngc6712_STXl11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (2413797 bytes)

NGC 6712

m22_STL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1751249 bytes)

M22

m8_STXL6303_RC14_Hubble.jpg (814619 bytes)

M8

m16_STXL6303_RC14_Halpha.jpg (640080 bytes)

M16

ngc5844_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIIOIII.jpg (822572 bytes)

NGC 5844

rcw87_STXL6303_RC14_HaRGB.jpg (890008 bytes)

RCW 87

eta_carinae_AO_STXL6303_HaOIIIOIII.jpg (545049 bytes)

Eta Carinae

m87_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (651647 bytes)

M87

ngc2736_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIIOIII.jpg (540559 bytes)

NGC 2736

ngc3109_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (639924 bytes)

NGC 3109

ngc3324_STXL6303_RC14_HaOIIIOIII.jpg (562564 bytes)

NGC 3324

ngc1679_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (502320 bytes)

NGC 1679

ngc1808_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (566825 bytes)

NGC 1808

ngc1532_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (506199 bytes)

NGC 1532

ngc1566_STXL6303_LRGB_with_supernova.jpg (565295 bytes)

NGC 1566

ngc1210_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (471445 bytes)

NGC 1210

ngc7793_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (429070 bytes)

NGC 7793

ngc253_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (469046 bytes)

NGC 253

helix_STXL6303_RC14_HaRGBOIII.jpg (591735 bytes)

NGC 7293

ic5148_STXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (435280 bytes)

IC5148

m17_STXL6303_RC14_SIIHaOIII.jpg (434807 bytes)

M17

ngc6357_STLXL6303_RC14_IR_LRGB.jpg (505867 bytes)

NGC 6357

ngc6000_STXL6303_RC14_luminance.jpg (563867 bytes)

NGC 6000

ngc6188_STXL6303_RC14_HaRGB.jpg (910310 bytes)

NGC 6188

ESO2253_STXL6303_RC14_LHaRGB.jpg (1228012 bytes)

ESO 225-3

rcw98_STXL6303_RC14_Halpha.jpg (613083 bytes)

RCW 98

ngc3582_STXL6303K_SIIHaOIII.jpg (763371 bytes)

NGC 3582

ngc3166_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (555586 bytes)

NGC3166

murrell1_STLXL6303_RC14_HaOIIIOIII.jpg (517748 bytes)

Murrell 1

png298_STLXL6303_RC14_Halpha.jpg (666275 bytes)

PN G298.7-07.5

ngc1792_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (359524 bytes)

NGC 1792

ngc2997_STLXL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (658557 bytes)

NGC2997

ngc2438_STXL6303_RC14_Halpha.jpg (946606 bytes)

NGC2438

horsehead_STXL6303_RC14_Halpha.jpg (575028 bytes)

Horsehead Nebula

ngc2070_STXL6303_RC14_Halpha.jpg (409004 bytes)

NGC2070

ngc1360_STXL11002_LRGB.jpg (685777 bytes)

NGC1360

ngc1365_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (386104 bytes)

NGC1365

ngc300_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (955549 bytes)

NGC300

ngc254_STXL11002_RC_LRGB.jpg (348226 bytes)

NGC254

ngc104_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1798384 bytes)

NGC104

ngc456_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (1648364 bytes)

NGC456

ic5105_STXL11002_RC14_luminance.jpg (357245 bytes)

IC5105

ngc7172_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (599616 bytes)

NGC 7172 group

m11_STXL11002_RC14_LRGB.jpg (922295 bytes)

M11

ngc6302_STL6303_RC14_Halpha_crop.jpg (278479 bytes)

NGC 6302

m8_STL6303_FSQ_IR_LRGB.jpg (2437342 bytes)

Wide field M8 in near infrared

ngc6188_STL11K_FSQ106_HaRGB.jpg (1945274 bytes)

NGC 6188

ngc6231_ic4628_STL11K_FSQ_HaLRGB.jpg (2788795 bytes)

NGC 6231

ic2948_STL11K_FSQ_HaRGB.jpg (2361843 bytes)

IC 2948

rcw98_STL11K_GSQ106_Halpha.jpg (1671879 bytes)

Coffee Bean Nebula

ngc4755_STL11K_FSQ_LRGB.jpg (2895618 bytes)

NGC 4755

ngc5139_STL11K_FSQ106_LRGB.jpg (2158816 bytes)

NGC 5139

rcw104_STL11K_FSQ106_Halpha.jpg (1389739 bytes)

RCW nebulae in Norma

ngc3195_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (516641 bytes)

NGC 3195

 

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This page has been visited   times since 18 June 1998
Last updated: 20 August 2017 (new image)