Below are some recent images. Please click on thumbnails for a larger version. Images are in no particular order. Thanks for looking. All images are © copyright (2011 - 2016) by Dave A. Weixelman.

Iris Nebula in Cepheus

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80 apo refractor at f/4.8

Camera: QSI 660WSG monochrome

Exposure data: luminance filter 18 X 10 minutes unbinned, RGB 6 X 10 minutes each filter, binned 2X2

Date: July 3-4, 2016, from Likely, California

NGC 5033 Galaxy group in Canes Venatici

Telescope: Stellarvue 80mm apo refractor at f/4.8

Camera: QSI 660WSG monochrome

Exposure data: luminance filter 15 X 10 minutes, RGB 6 X 10 minutes each filter, unbinned

Date: April 5-6, 2016, from Likely, California

Total solar eclipse from Ternate, Indonesia

Camera: Canon T5i DSLR, lens: Canon 200 mm with 1.4X extender at f5.8

Exposure data: composite of 5 exposures, 1/250 second to 0.5 secondsat ISO 200

Date: March 9, 2016, from Ternate, Indonesia

Total lunar eclipse from Nevada City, CA

Telescope: Stellarvue SV85S, 85 mm APO refractor at f/5.4

Canon T5i DSLR camera

Exposure data: 1.6 seconds at ISO 200

Date: September 27, 2015

Pacman Nebula in Cassiopeia

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: QSI 660WSG monochrome

Exposure data: H-alpha filter 15 X 10 minutes, RGB 9 X 5 minutes each filter, unbinned

Date: July 15, 16, 2015

Cocoon Nebula in Cygnus

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: QSI 660WSG monochrome

Exposure data: Luminance 15 X 10 minutes, RGB 9 X 5 minutes each filter, unbinned

Date: July 15, 16, 2015

Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) in January of 2015

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: Luminance 8 X 1 minute unbinned, RGB 7 X 1 minute each filter, binned 2X2

Date: January 14, 2015

Vdb 27 reflection nebula in Taurus

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: Luminance 14 X 10 minutes, RGB 5 X 7 minutes each filter, unbinned

Date: November 24, 2014

M11 star cluster in Scutum

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: Luminance 7 X 7 minutes, RGB 4 X 7 minutes each filter, unbinned

Date: June 30, 2014

North America Nebula in Cygnus

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: H-alpha 14 X 10 minutes, RGB 4 X 7 minutes each filter, unbinned

Date: June 30, 2014

M96 Galaxy Group in Leo

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: Luminance 16 X 10 minutes, RGB 5 X 7 minutes each filter, unbinned

Date: February 24, 2014

M3 Gobular Cluster in Canis Venatici

Telescope: Stellarvue SVQ100, 100 mm APO refractor at f/6

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: Luminance 14 X 10 minutes, RGB 5 X 7 minutes each filter, unbinned

Date: March 23, 2014

M78 reflection nebula in Orion

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: Luminance 14 X 10 minutes, RGB 5 X 5 minutes each filter, binned 2X2

Date: December 28-29, 2013

Tadpole Nebula in Auriga

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: H-alpha 6 X 15 minutes, Oiii 6 X 15 minutes, RGB 3 X 7 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: December 22, 2013

Pleiades (M45) in Taurus

Telescope: Stellarvue SVQ100, 100 mm APO refractor at f/6

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: luminance 17 X 7 minutes unbinned, RGB 5 X 5 minutes each filter, binned 2X2

Date: October 26, 2013

M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major

Telescope: Stellarvue 102 mm APO refractor at f/5.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: luminance 10 X 8 minutes, RGB 5 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: April 20, 2012

Double Cluster in Perseus

Telescope: Stellarvue SVQ 100 mm APO refractor at f/6.0

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: luminance 10 X 5 minutes, RGB 5 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: September 4, 2013

Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga, Astronomy Magazine picture of the day for January 11, 2013

Telescope: Stellarvue 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: luminance 10 X 8 minutes, RGB 5 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: December 22, 2012

M13 globular star cluster in Hercules

Telescope: Stellarvue 80 mm APO refractor at f/6.0

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: luminance 10 X 8 minutes, RGB 5 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: May 5, 2013

M81 and M82 galaxies in Ursa Major

Telescope: Stellarvue 80 mm APO refractor at f/6

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: H-alpha 5 X 7 minutes, luminance 10 X 7 minutes, RGB 5 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: February 9, 2013

North America Nebula in Cygnus (bicolor image)

Telescope: Stellarvue 80 mm APO refractor at f/6

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: H-alpha 10 X 7 minutes, OIII filter 10 X 7 minutes all unbinned

Date: September 10, 2013

Seagull Nebula

Telescope: Stellarvue 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: H-alpha 10 X 8 minutes, RGB 5 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: January 20, 2013

Transit of Venus across the sun, May 20, 2012

Telescope: Stellarvue 85 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

Camera: Canon 350D

Exposure data: 1/100 sec., through mylar solar filter

Date: May 20, 2012

Heart Nebula

Telescope: Stellarvue 80 mm APO refractor at f/6

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: H-alpha 10 X 8 minutes, RGB 5 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: October 3, 2013

Horsehead Nebula in Orion

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/6

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: H-alpha 12 X 10 minutes, RGB 6 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: December 22, 2011

Elelphant Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

Telescope: Stellarvue SV105, 105 mm APO refractor at f/6.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: H-alpha 12 X 10 minutes, RGB 6 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: May 17, 2011

M35 and NGC 2158 star clusters in Gemini

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: RGB 8 X 5 minutes each filter, all unbinned

Date: December 11, 2012

Comet PanSTARRS

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST, 80 mm APO refractor at f/4.8

CCD camera: Apogee U8300 monochrome

Exposure data: RGB 4 X 1 minute each filter, all unbinned

Date: March 21, 2013