Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

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

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The Unusually Shaped Red Rectangle Nebula - HD44179 thumbnail
14-Dec-2015
The unusual shape of the Red Rectangle is likely due to a thick dust torus which pinches the otherwise spherical outflow into tip-touching cone shapes. Because we view the torus edge-on, the boundary edges of the cone shapes seem to form an X. The distinct rungs suggest the outflow occurs in fits and starts.

Animation of Lagoon Nebula Reprocessing Stages thumbnail
11-Dec-2015
Often I like to see how an image is processed from start to finished. Presented in this animation are the main processing steps in sequence from my reprocessed image of the Lagoon Nebula.

Spanish Dancer Galaxy - NGC1566 thumbnail
08-Dec-2015
Shot over four consecutive nights, the Spanish Dancer is a spiral galaxy ~38 million light years distant in the southern sky.

Animation of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365 Processing Stages thumbnail
04-Dec-2015
Often I like to see how an image is processed from start to finished. Presented in this animation are the main processing steps in sequence from my image of NGC 1365

Lagoon Nebula Reprocessed thumbnail
03-Dec-2015
Cloudy nights and full moons gave me a chance to have another look at one of my first deep sky photographs. The first image taken through my telescope that made me say "wow". I decided to try reprocessing the original data with the skills I've learned in the past few months.

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365 thumbnail
27-Nov-2015
NGC 1365 is a barred spiral galaxy 56 million light years away. Presented here is a hydrogen alpha enhanced color photograph.

Animation of NGC 1055 Processing Stages thumbnail
25-Nov-2015
Often I like to see how an image is processed from start to finished. Presented in this animation are the main processing steps in sequence from my image of NGC 1055

Asteroid 2015 TG237 Passing by Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365 thumbnail
23-Nov-2015
While looking through the data captured of NGC 1365, I discovered an object slowly moving through the field of view. I have identified the object as asteroid 2015 TG237, discovered just last month.

NGC 1055 thumbnail
20-Nov-2015
NGC 1055 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located 52 million light-years away.

Animation of Horsehead Nebula Processing Stages thumbnail
17-Nov-2015
Often I like to see how an image is processed from start to finished. Presented in this animation are the main processing steps in sequence from my image of the Horsehead Nebula

Asteroid 2002 UY1 Passing by NGC 1055 thumbnail
14-Nov-2015
While looking through the data captured last night of NGC 1055, I discovered an object slowly moving through the field of view. It seems to be moving much more slowly than a satellite, so I can only conclude it must be an asteroid. Thanks to Le_Baron on Reddit, the asteroid was identified as 2002 UY1.

Horsehead Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha thumbnail
11-Nov-2015
I decided to take advantage of the only clear night for over a week to play with some new toys: an Astronomik 6nm Hα filter, and a Starlight Xpress adaptive optics unit. After learning how to calibrate and use the AO, I settled on the Horsehead Nebula as my target.

Animation of NGC 300 Processing Stages thumbnail
30-Oct-2015
Often I like to see how an image is processed from start to finished. Presented in this animation are the main processing steps in sequence from my image of NGC 300

NGC 300 thumbnail
17-Oct-2015
NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It is one of the closest galaxies to the Local Group at 6 million light years distance.

Animation of Sculptor Galaxy Processing Stages thumbnail
13-Oct-2015
Often I like to see how an image is processed from start to finished. Presented in this animation are the main processing steps in sequence from my image of the Sculptor Galaxy

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