Western Veil Nebula with Pickering's Triangular Wisp

A collection of my DEEP SKY photographs starting October 2015, giving a staggering view of the wonders of the night sky, mostly invisible to the naked eye!
These images were captured using a standard Canon 7D DSLR camera, and recently, a (self) modified Canon 40D DSLR and a ZWO ASI 120MC planetair camera for guiding, together with a TS 80mm f6 APO triplet refractor telescope. All images captured from my backyard!

Update: recent purchase of a Canon 40D dslr with the Bayer matrix removed, resulting in a mono camera.
Astronomik 12nm Ha filter

Update: recent purchase of a ZWO ASI 071 MC Pro astro photography camera. (feb 2019)

click here for equipment used


Images captured with a ZWO ASI 071 MC Pro camera from February 2019


  November 2019      
  The Lion Nebula, is an emission nebula in the constellation Cepheus...read more      
    ngc 7000  
  November 2019   November 2019  
  The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus...read more

  North America Nebula, NGC 7000, approx 1600 light years from the Earth......read more  
  August - 2019   September - 2019  
  M101, also known as The Pinwheel Galaxy, is a large galaxy comparable in size to the Milky Way......read more   Sh2-101, Tulip Nebula, an emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus...read more  
  July - 2019   Feb - 2019  
  Messier 13, The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, is about 145 light-years in diameter...read more   The Flame Nebula & Horsehead Nebula designated as NGC 2024 and Sh2-277, is an emission nebula in the constellation Orion......read more  
  Feb - March 2019   March-April 2019  
  The Cone Nebula is an H II region in the constellation of Monoceros...read more   The nebula at the top of the image is IC 417. It is an emission nebula...read more  

Images captured with a Canon 40D dslr camera between September 2015 and February 2019

  Nov-Dec 2018   Nov 2018 - Feb 2019
  Mu Cephei, is a red supergiant...read more   The "Bubble Nebula", is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia........read more  
  2-11-2018   13-10-2018  
  NGC 7822 in Cepheus...read more   Lynds Dark Nebula 1235...read more  
  13-2-2018   5-9-2018  
  The California Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus...read more   NGC 6820 is an emissions nebula with a diameter of 50 light years in the constellation Vulpecula...read more  
  M51 is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy. It lies in the constellation Canes Venatici...read more      
IC410 Tadpoles Nebula is a dusty emission nebula located in the constellation of Auriga...read more
The Leo Triplet is a small group of galaxies about 35 million light-years away...read more
  The Cave Nebula is a diffuse nebula in the constellation Cepheus...read more   7-2-2018
Pleiades, M45, or Seven Sisters, approx 440 light years from the Earth......read more
The North America Nebula is large, but its surface brightness is low....read more

The Pelican Nebula is an H II region in the constellation Cygnus....read more


    NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula  
M44 - Beehive Cluster, also known as Praesepe....read more
The Crescent Nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus........read more
The Moon, at a distance of approx 384,400 km......read more
The Waxing Moon, a mosaic of 14 images....read more
  19 & 27-4-2017
The Bode's Nebula, M81, is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away....read more
The Iris Nebula, also NGC 7023, is a bright reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus.......read more
IC 405, the Flaming Star Nebula, is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation
Auriga.....read more
IC 443 Jellyfish Nebula a supernova remnant in the constellation Gemini.....read more
Great Orion Nebula, M42, situated in the Milky Way........read more
  4&5-12- 2016
The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light-years from Earth.....read more
The Soul Nebula is an emission nebula located in Cassiopeia.......read more
Andromeda Galaxy, M31, is a spiral galaxy approx 2,5 million.....read more
IC 5146 the Cocoon Nebula is a reflection nebula and in the constellation Cygnus....read more
  31-10 and 11-11-2016
The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the constellation Cassiopeia...........read more
  Elephant Trunk Nebula Elephant Trunk Nebula   Fireworks Galaxy  
The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust......read more
The Fireworks Galaxy is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 18 million light-years away!......read more
Gamma Cygni is the star located at the intersection of the Northern Cross....read more
NGC 281, also known as the Pacman Nebula for its resemblance to the video game character....read more
    Ghosts of Cassiopeiae  
The bright bluish star is Gamma Cassiopeiae.....read more
  Bubble Nebula   Wizerd Nebula  
The Wizard Nebula is located in the constellation Cepheus.....read more
  Tulip Nebula   Eastern Veil Nebula  
The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle.....read more
The Eastern Veil Nebula, is a cloud of heated and ionized gas in the constellation Cygnus....read more
  Western Veil Nebula    
The Western Veil, a.k.a. "The Witch's Broom" or "The Finger of God", is a cloud of heated gas.....read more
  Dumbbell Nebula   Iris Nebula  
The Dumbbell Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula.....read more
The Rosette Nebula is an emission nebula, a large star forming region in the constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn......read more
  M13   Pinwheel Nebula  
(M13), sometimes called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules.....read more


  Mercury Transit 2016   Sun The Sun  
  The Mercury Transit May 9th 2016......read more   18-7-2016
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.............read more
  Jupiter   The Heart Nebula  
Jupiter's distance from Earth is at its closest point, 588 million kilometers.....read more
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest....read more
    Rosette Nebula  
  The Moon   Pleiades  
  Great Orion Nebula   North America Nebula  
Gamma Cygni Perseids Equipment used Cocoon Nebula Heart Nebula Andromeda Galaxy M33 Triangulum Galaxy Soul Nebula Saturn Orion Nebula Flaming Star Nebula Jellyfish Nebula Iris Nebula Rosette Nebula Bode's Nebula The Moon Waxing Moon Beehive Cluster NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula Cygnus Wall Pelican Nebula Cave Nebula IC 410 Tadpoles Nebula Leo Triplet M51 Whirlpool Galaxy NGC 1499 California Nebula NGC 6823 NGC 7822 LDN 1235 Garnet Star Bubble Nebula IC 2264 Cone Nebula IC 417 Flame & Horsehead Nebula M13 Tulip Nebula Lion Nebula