Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Here is a collection of astronomical photos taken by Adam Lundie at Eatons Hill Observatory.

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Faint Spiral Galaxy IC5332 thumbnail
IC 5332 is a very faint spiral galaxy 39 million light years away. It is a challenging target in light polluted skies. While processing the image I noticed several small galaxies around and in the background of its spiral arms. I'm interested in revisiting this target again with a longer focal length to see what detail I can tease from these.

Symbiotic Star System R Aquarii thumbnail
R Aquarii is a symbiotic star system where a white dwarf is drawing material from its binary red giant companion. The extra material is then ejected into space in loops and jets.

Messier 75 Globular Cluster thumbnail
Messier 75 is a dense globular cluster 65000 light years away. This test shot is the first published photo from my new 10" f/4 newtonian telescope, and it's been quite a journey to get a nice field corrected image from it. Now I wait for the new moon and a suitable target.

Grus Quartet thumbnail
The Grus-Quartet consists of four large spiral galaxies, between 63 and 99 million light years away, which are so close to each other that they are interacting.

Nebula Sh2-37 thumbnail
Sh2-37 is a hydrogen emission nebula with two small blue reflection nebulae, embedded in a dusty background against the core of the Milky Way.

Saturn Nebula thumbnail
After a brief hiatus from astronomy to build a new, larger observatory, I've chosen another difficult target that was surprisingly bright.

Centaurus A thumbnail
Centaurus A is a peculiar galaxy discovered in 1826 by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop in Parramatta, Australia. It is ~10-16 million light years away and its lenticular with dust lanes hybrid appearance is the result of a merge of two galaxies.

IC4603 and IC4604 Showing Rho Ophiuchi Color Transition thumbnail
Inside the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex live the star clusters IC4604 (left) and IC4603 (right). Heading towards the bottom of the image shows the transition from blue reflection nebulae to red emission nebulae. Interspersed are dark absorption nebulae, blocking the light from the stars behind them.

NGC 2835 Spiral Galaxy thumbnail
NGC2835 is a small, faint spiral galaxy in the Hydra constellation. It was probably too small and faint to attempt from the suburbs of Brisbane, but I persisted through the very few clear nights I could get over the last 6 weeks.

Omega Centauri thumbnail
Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) is the largest globular cluster in the Milky Way at a diameter of roughly 150 light-years. It is estimated to contain approximately 10 million stars.

Comet C/2015 ER61 Nears Earth thumbnail
C/2015 ER61 is a comet from the inner Oort cloud approximately 8-20 metres in diameter. By April 19th 2017 it will reach its closest point to Earth, and on May 10th it will reach its closest point to the Sun. It will not be back again for another 9000 years.

Comet C/2015 ER61 Motion thumbnail
Comets move fast. So fast that you cannot use stars to guide your telescope. With an on-axis guider I was able to lock the telescope on to the fuzzy comet. This animation shows how fast the comet moves over a 30 minute period.

Jupiter thumbnail
Jupiter is back in the evening skies. This is my first time playing with a new high speed astronomy camera, the ZWO ADI1600MC.

NGC 2736 - The Pencil Nebula thumbnail
NGC 2736, known as the Pencil Nebula is a part of the supernova remnants from the Vela pulsar, 815 light years away.

Seagull Nebula thumbnail
The Seagull Nebula a region of nebulosity that lies 1820 light years away, along the border between the constellations Monoceros and Canis Major. It includes the neighboring regions of star clusters, dust clouds and reflection nebulae centered around IC 2177.

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