Club Member Astro Image Gallery Details

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Vince Castello Rosette Nebula

The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is an H II (atomic Hydrogen that is ionized) region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy (near Orion). The cluster and nebula lie at a distance of about 5,000 light-years from Earth and measure roughly 130 light years in diameter. Photo by club member Vince Castello. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall SH2-170

SH2-170, also known as the Little Rosette Nebula, in the constellation Cassiopeia – some 7500 light years away. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured on his remotely operated setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

California Nebula Knox Worde

NGC1499, The California Nebula, about 1,500 light years distant in the Constellation Perseus. Photo by club President, Knox Worde. Click here for more information about this image.

M31 Andromeda Tom Engwall

M31, The Andromeda Galaxy, is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way, at only 2.537 million light years away, in the constellation Andromeda. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured on his remotely operated setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Cave Nebula

SH2-155, The Cave Nebula, a diffuse nebula in the constellation Cepheus, about 2400 light years away from Earth. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured on his remotely operated setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall NGC 6914

NGC 6914, the blue area in the center, is a reflection nebula, some 6000 light years away, in the constellation Cygnus. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured in July and August, 2023, with his remotely operated setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall M51 Whirlpool Galaxy

M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy. This is actually two galaxies in the process of merging with each other, about 31 million light years away from Earth. Photo by club member Tom Engwall using his remotely operated setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Lagoon and Trifid David Krause

The Lagoon and Trifid nebulae are both star-forming clouds of interstellar gas and dust. The Lagoon is 5,200 light-years from Earth while the Trifid is 9,000. Photo by club member David Krause. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Intergalactic Wanderer

NGC 2419, The Intergalactic Wanderer. This globular cluster is part of the Milky Way with an orbit that takes it 300,000 light years out. Photo by club member Tom Engwall at the club’s Grassland Mountain Observatory. Click here for more information about this image.

NGC 2359  Thor's Helmet Tom Engwall

NGC 2359, Thor’s Helmet, about 11,960 light years away in the constellation Canis Major. Photo by club member Tom Engwall using his remotely operated setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Vince Castello Hickson 44 Galaxies

The Hickson 44 Galaxy Group on the edge of the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies, about 70-80 million light years distant. Photo by club member Vince Castello. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Tadpole Nebula

IC 410 also known as the Tadpole Nebula, about 12,000 light years away located in the constellation Auriga. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured on his remotely operated setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Virgo Cluster

NGC 4535 and NGC 4526 and several other smaller galaxies, around 55 million light years from Earth, members of the Virgo Cluster. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured with his remotely operated setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Vince Castello Horsehead Nebula

IC434, the Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) in the constellation of Orion, about 1400 light years from Earth. Photo by club member Vince Castello. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall NGC 672 and NGC 1727

Galaxy rich area in the Triangulum. The two largest galaxies are NGC 672 and IC 1727, about 23 million light years away. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured with his remotely operated setup at PixelSkies Observatory in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall NGC 672 and NGC 1727 annotated

Annotated version of galaxy rich area in the Triangulum. The two largest galaxies are NGC 672 and IC 1727, about 23 million light years away. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured with his remotely operated setup at PixelSkies Observatory in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

IC 405 Flaming Star Tom Engwall

IC 405, The Flaming Star Nebula located in the constellation Auriga about 1500 light years away. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured on his remotely operated setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

NGC 2264 Tom Engwall

NGC 2264, the official designation for two objects, the Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster, about 2400 light years away in the constellation Monoceros. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, using his remote setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Vince Castello M33 Triangulum Galaxy

M33 or the Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy about 2.7 million light years from Earth. Photo by club member Vince Castello. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall NGC 7822

NGC 7822, an active star forming region in the constellation Cepheus, about 2,935 light years from Earth. Photo by club member Tom Engwall captured on his remote setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Vince Castello Western Veil Nebula

The Western Veil Nebula (or the Witches Broom Nebula or NGC 6960) supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. Photo by club member Vince Castello. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall SH2-157 Lobster Claw

Sh2-157 and the Lobster Claw, 11,000 light years away in Cassiopeia. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, from his remote setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Tulip Nebula

Sh2-101, “The Tulip Nebula,” about 6000 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, remotely captured at his setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall M33 Triangulum Galaxy

M33, the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy about 2.7 million light years away and part of the Local Group. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, remotely captured at his setup in Castilléjar, Spain in September, 2022. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Crescent Nebula NGC6888

NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula, an emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus about 5000 light years away and about 25 light years across – discovered by Willian Herschel in 1792. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, remotely captured at his setup in Southern Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Pelican Nebula

The Pelican Nebula in Cygnus, about 1800 light years away. Remotely captured over 36.7 hours by club member Thomas Engwall in July, 2022 from his setup in Southern Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Eastern Veil

Eastern Veil Nebula, part of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus. Photo by Tom Engwall, from his remote observing site in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall M13

M13, The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules. Photo by club member Thomas Engwall. Click here for more information about this image.

Vince Castello NGC4565 Needle Galaxy

NGC4565, the Needle Galaxy, a spiral galaxy seen edge on in the Coma Berenices constellation. Photo by club member Vince Castello. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Markarians Chain

Markarian’s Chain – a string of galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. Photo by club member Tom Engwall from his remote telescope setup in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall NGC2403

Spiral galaxy NGC 2403 in Camelopardalis. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, captured remotely at the PixelSkies observatory in Southern Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Knox Worde the Sun in Ha

The Sun, showing sunspots and prominences. Photo by club president, Knox Worde. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Pacman Nebula

NGC 281, the Pacman Nebula, located in the constellation Cassiopeia, about 9500 light years away. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, remotely from Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall the Bubble Nebula

NGC 7635, The Bubble Nebula captured by club member Tom Engwall, from his remote observing site in Castilléjar, Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Elephant Trunk Nebula

IC1396, Elephant Trunk Nebula in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years from Earth. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, with remotely operated setup at PixelSkies in southern Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Sh2 173

Sh2-173, otherwise known as Phantom of the Opera, in the constellation Cassiopeia about 8000 light years away. Photo by club member Tom Engwall, remotely from PixelSkies observatory in Southern Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwalll M81 M82

M81 and M82 captured by club member Tom Engwall, remotely from Castillejar, Granada Spain. Click here for more information about this image.

KnoxWorde IC1396

IC1396 gas cloud in the Constellation Cepheus. Photo by club president, Knox Worde. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula

NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula, remotely captured at PixelSkies Observatory in Castillejar, Spain. Photo by club member Tom Engwall. Click here for more information about this image.

Tom Engwall Carolines Rose

NGC 7789 Caroline’s Rose, remotely captured at PixelSkies Observatory in Castillejar, Spain. Photo by club member Tom Engwall. Click here for more information about this image.

Knox Worde Monkey Head Nebula

NGC2174, Monkey Head Nebula in the northern edge of the Orion Constellation. Photo by Club President, Knox Worde. Click here for more information about this image.

Knox Worde Pickering's Triangle

Pickering’s Triangle, in the Veil Nebula. Photo by Club President, Knox Worde. Click here for more information about this image.

Cocoon_Nebula

Cocoon Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. Photo by club member and President, Knox Worde at the October, 2019 Staunton River Star Party. Click here for more information about this image.

KnoxWorde_Whirlpool_Galaxy

M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, in the constellation Canes Venatici. Photo by club member and President, Knox Worde. Click here for more information about this image.

Sunflower Galaxy (M63)

M63, the Sunflower Galaxy, in the constellation Canes Venatici. Photo by club member and President, Knox Worde. Click here for more information about this image.

KnoxWorde_Leo_Triplet

The Leo Triplet, three galaxies in the constellation Leo. Photo by club member and President, Knox Worde. Click here for more information about this image.

Dennis Wilde NGC 4565 Needle Galaxy

NGC 4565 Needle Galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices. Photo by club member Dennis Wilde, Transit Dreams Observatory. Click here for more information about this image.

Dennis Wilde M92 in Hercules

M92 globular cluster in the constellation Hercules. Photo by club member Dennis Wilde, Transit Dreams Observatory. Click here for more information about this image.

Ken Westall NGC5907 Splinter Galaxy

NGC 5907 Splinter Galaxy, photo by club member Ken Westall. Click here for more information about this image.

Ken Westall Christmas Tree Cluster

NGC 2264, the Christmas Tree Cluster in the constellation Monoceros. Photographed by club member Ken Westall, using a Hydrogen-Alpha filter. Click here for more information about this image.

Ken Westall Triangulum Galaxy

M33, the Triangulum Galaxy. Photo by club member Ken Westall. Click here for more information about this image.

Ken Westall Pelican Nebula

LBN 350, the Pelican Nebula in the constellation Cygnus, photographed by club member Ken Westall, using a Hydrogen-Alpha filter. Click here for more information about this image.

Ken Westall Soul Nebula

IC 1871, the Soul Nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. Photo by club member Ken Westall, using a Hydrogen-Alpha filter. Click here for more information about this image.