Club Member Astro Image Gallery

Several Astronomy Club of Asheville members enjoy photographing what they see through their telescopes, and a few capture pictures without the use of telescopic equipment at all. We hope you enjoy this selection of astrophotography and nightscape images taken by our talented club members.

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KnoxWorde_Leo_Triplet

The Leo Triplet, three galaxies in the constellation Leo. Photo by club member 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.

M31, The Andromeda Galaxy

M31, The Andromeda Galaxy, photo by club member Randy Flynn, Squirrel Valley Observatory, Columbus, North Carolina.

Jerry Sherman ISS_Sirius

International Space Station transits Sirius on March 20, 2019 in this 30 second exposure. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman.

Dennis Wilde Horsehead Nebula

Horsehead Nebula, in the Orion constellation. Photo by club member Dennis Wilde, Transit Dreams Observatory.

Dennis Wilde M8 Lagoon

M8 Lagoon Nebula in the constellation Sagittarius. Photo by club member Dennis Wilde, Transit Dreams Observatory.

Dennis Wilde M42 Orion Nebula HA

M42 the Orion Nebula, photographed using a Hydrogen-Alpha filter, by club member Dennis Wilde, Transit Dreams Observatory.

Dennis Wilde NGC7635 Bubble Nebula

NGC 7635 the Bubble Nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. Photo by club member Dennis Wilde, Transit Dreams Observatory.

Dennis Wilde Pacman Nebula HA

NGC 281, the Pacman Nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. Photographed using a Hydrogen-Alpha filter, by club member Dennis Wilde, Transit Dreams Observatory.

Dennis Wilde Rho Ophiuchi

The Rho Ophiuchi_Cloud Complex near the core of the Milky Way, photographed at our club’s Grassland Mountain Observatory by club member Dennis Wilde.

Jerry Sherman ISS Milky Way

The International Space Station crosses the Milky Way in this time exposure photo by club member Jerry Sherman.

Knox Worde ISS solar transit

The International Space Station passing in front of the sun, August 26, 2018. Photo by club member Knox Worde.

Tim Barnwell Comet PanSTARRS

Comet PANSTARRS and the moon over Asheville, 2013. Photo by club member Tim Barnwell.

Tim Barnwell-Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp, photographed by club member Tim Barnwell in 1997.

Tim Barnwell Comet Hyakutake

Comet Hyakutake, photographed by club member Tim Barnwell in 1996.

Knox Worde Jellyfish Nebula

Jellyfish Nebula in the constellation Gemini. Photo by club member Knox Worde.

Knox Worde Jupiter

Jupiter and its moon, Ganymede, visible to upper left, photographed on July 9, 2018 by club member Knox Worde.

Knox Worde Saturn

Saturn, photographed on August 14, 2018 by club member Knox Worde.

Knox Worde M3 Globular cluster

M3 Globular Cluster in the Canes Venatici Constellation. Photo by club member Knox Worde.

Knox Worde Christmas Tree nebula

NGC 2264 The Christmas Tree Nebula in the constellation Monoceros. Photo by club member Knox Worde.

Knox Worde Tadpole nebula

Tadpole Nebula in the constellation Auriga. Photo by club member Knox Worde.

Tim Barnwell Sundog

Ice crystals in the atmosphere forming a “sundog.” Photo by club member Tim Barnwell.

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 Dumbbell Nebula

M27 Dumbbell Nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. Photo by club member Ken Westall.

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.

M63 Spiral galaxy

M63 Spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. Photo by club member Randy Flynn, Squirrel Valley Observatory, Columbus, North Carolina.

M33 Triangulum galaxy

M33 Triangulum galaxy. Photo by club member Randy Flynn, Squirrel Valley Observatory, Columbus, North Carolina.

NGC 891 Large spiral galaxy

NGC 891 Large spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda, seen edge on. Photo by club member Randy Flynn, Squirrel Valley Observatory, Columbus, North Carolina.

Comet Wirtanen, December 17, 2018

Comet Wirtanen glowing green December 17, 2018. Photo by club member Alan Davis.

Perseid meteor at GMO

A Perseid meteor with the Milky Way, photo by club member Alan Davis, at Grassland Mountain Observatory, August 13, 2018.

Iridium flare

An Iridium Satellite flare over our club’s Grassland Mountain Observatory. Photo by club member Alan Davis.

Light show at GMO

A thunderstorm on the horizon, seen from our club’s Grassland Mountain Observatory. Photo by club member Alan Davis.

Milky Way at GMO

The Milky Way, from our club’s Grassland Mountain Observatory, August 13, 2018. Photo by club member Vince Castello.

M57, The Ring Nebula

M57, The Ring Nebula in the northern constellation of Lyra. Photo by club member Vince Castello.

Sun through H-alpha filter

The sun, as seen through an H-alpha filter, revealing sun spots, solar prominences (extending from along the solar limb) and filaments. Photo by club member Vince Castello.

Tim Barnwell sunspots

Our Sun, with sunspots. Photo by club member Tim Barnwell.

Grassland Mountain Observatory

The Milky Way as seen from the club’s Grassland Mountain Observatory. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman.

Randy Flynn Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula, photo by club member Randy Flynn, Squirrel Valley Observatory, Columbus, North Carolina.

M45, The Pleiades

M45, The Pleiades, photo by club member Randy Flynn, Squirrel Valley Observatory, Columbus, North Carolina.

Milky Way over Blue Ridge Parkway

Milky Way over Blue Ridge Parkway, photo by club member Jerry Sherman at Mt. Pisgah Astronomy Club Star Gaze.

Blue Ridge Parkway cloudy evening

The Milky Way and Mars, peeking through the clouds over the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman.

Jerry Sherman Moon December 17, 2018

Our Moon on December 17, 2018. Photo by club member Jerry Sherman.

Dennis Wilde Sunspots 20141021

Sunspots during a peak sunspot year, 2014. Photographed October 21, 2014 by club member Dennis Wilde, Transit Dreams Observatory.