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 360,000 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, Takahashi Epsilon 180ED, 31.75 cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien, FSQ 106ED
MOUNTS Paramount ME, GM8
CCD CAMERAS CURRENTLY OWNED STXL11002M and STXL6303E
IMAGING ACCESSORIES Astrodon off-axis guider, SBIG FW8 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.

This site also contains a lot of images that were remotely obtained from Dean Salman's observatory near Benson Arizona.

 All images are copyright 2004-2014 and permission must be obtained for their use. 

 

SOLAR SYSTEM GALAXIES

STAR CLUSTERS

NEBULAE EPSILON 180 IMAGES

COMET McNAUGHT

 

AWARDS

 

     

 

RECENT IMAGES AND FAVOURITES

 

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

m94_QSI_maknewt_LRGB.jpg (666958 bytes)

M94

ngc6960_maknewt_HaRGB.jpg (1863742 bytes)

Veil Nebula

ic4406_STL6303_RC14_LRGB.jpg (132619 bytes)

IC4406

ngc3372_STL6303_RC_NIIHaOIII.jpg (684474 bytes)

NGC 3372

ngc3918_STL6303_RC_SIIHaOIII.jpg (160713 bytes)

NGC 3918

ngc3621_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (724457 bytes)

NGC 3621

ngc2403_maknewt_HaLRGB.jpg (1158037 bytes)

NGC 2403

ngc1491_maknewt_HaRGB.jpg (1678675 bytes)

NGC 1491

horsehead_maknewt_HaLRGB.jpg (1178075 bytes)

Horsehead

ic410_maknewt_Halpha.jpg (1013158 bytes)

IC 410

ngc2174_maknewt_Halpha.jpg (895140 bytes)

NGC 2174

cave_maknewt_Halpha.jpg (818283 bytes)

Cave Nebula

ic1805_maknewt_HaLRGB.jpg (1541357 bytes)

IC 1805

ngc281_maknewt_Halpha.jpg (857183 bytes)

NGC 281

ngc986_STL6303_RC_LRGB.JPG (391590 bytes)

NGC 986

m29_maknewt_LRGB.jpg (2070833 bytes)

M29

ngc1499_maknewt_Halpha.jpg (2413643 bytes)

NGC 1499

ngc7635_maknewt_HaLRGB.jpg (1808463 bytes)

NGC 7635

ngc7023_maknewt_LRGB.jpg (1038345 bytes)

NGC 7023

ngc7293_STL15303_RC_Halpha.jpg (782670 bytes)

NGC 7293

ngc7410_STL6303_RC_Luminance.jpg (665924 bytes)

NGC 7410

ngc7009_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (294575 bytes)

NGC 7009

m13_maknewt_LRGB.jpg (1309401 bytes)

M13

Sh2-7_STL6303_FSQ_LRGB.jpg (2146171 bytes)

Sharpless 7

m27_maknewt_HaRGB.jpg (1605428 bytes)

M27

ngc7538_maknewt_HaRGB.jpg (1057710 bytes)

NGC 7538

m8_STL6303_FSQ_IR_LRGB.jpg (2437342 bytes)

Wide field M8 in near infrared

ngc7000_maknewt_HaRGB.jpg (1327787 bytes)

North American Nebula

rcw98_STL11K_GSQ106_Halpha.jpg (1671879 bytes)

Coffee Bean Nebula

m102_maknewt_LRGB.jpg (532093 bytes)

M102

ic5146_maknewt_HaRGB.jpg (1624369 bytes)

Cocoon Nebula

rcw104_STL11K_FSQ106_Halpha.jpg (1389739 bytes)

RCW nebulae in Norma

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

ngc6888_maknewt_HaRGB.jpg (1974564 bytes)

NGC 6888

m81_m82_maknewt_LRGB.jpg (937178 bytes)

M81 and M82

ngc4755_STL11K_FSQ_LRGB.jpg (2895618 bytes)

NGC 4755

m63_maknewt_LRGB.jpg (642561 bytes)

M63

ngc5139_STL11K_FSQ106_LRGB.jpg (2158816 bytes)

NGC 5139

m101_maknewt_LRGB.jpg (781391 bytes)

M101

ic405_maknewt_LRGB.jpg (1599389 bytes)

IC 405

ngc3195_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (516641 bytes)

NGC 3195

ngc2626_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (921478 bytes)

NGC 2626

n70_STL6303_RC_Halpha.jpg (483697 bytes)

N70

ngc7552_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (501996 bytes)

NGC 7552

ngc7606_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (505928 bytes)

NGC 7606

pal12_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (957898 bytes)

Palomar 12

ngc7090_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (719932 bytes)

NGC 7090

ngc6440_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (1077672 bytes)

NGC 6440/45

ngc6337_STL11K_RC_LRGB.jpg (1063137 bytes)

NGC 6337

ngc6302_STL6303_RC_LRGB_crop.jpg (712913 bytes)

NGC 6302

Sh2-3_STL11K_RC_HaRGB.jpg (638486 bytes)

Sh2-3

ic4633_STL11K_RC_LRGB.jpg (627541 bytes)

IC 4633

planetary nebula montage final.jpg (622535 bytes)

Planetary nebula collection

Shapley1_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (978556 bytes)

Shapley 1

m87_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (489269 bytes)

M87

ic4406_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (477262 bytes)

IC 4406

Antennae_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (457860 bytes)

Antennae Galaxies

Circinus_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (1435478 bytes)

Circinus Galaxy

ngc4945_4976_photomerge.jpg (672570 bytes)

NGC 4945 and NGC 4976

Lo5_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (647021 bytes)

Lo 5

rcw71_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (716740 bytes)

RCW 71

ngc4071_STL6303_RC_LRGB.jpg (926325 bytes)

NGC 4071

ngc3372_IR_RC_RGB.jpg (633546 bytes)

Eta Carinae in IR

m42_IR_RC_RGB.jpg (460710 bytes)

M42 in IR

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This page has been visited   times since 18 June 1998
Last updated: 15 September 2014 (New image added)