15x600s Ha,6x600s S11 binned 2x2 and 5x600s O111 binned 2x2 exposures in combination using the Hubble palette produced this image of the Western Veil, part of a supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus.
Analysis of the emissions from the nebula has shown the presence of oxygen,sulphur and hydrogen.The nebula was discovered by
William Herschel in 1784.The shock waves forming the nebula are part of a shell visible only when viewed edge-on giving the filamentous appearance(Wikipedia)
The camera a SxTrius 694,on a Takahashi 106 refractor.

The Tulip Nebula

 Sharpless 101 is a H11 region in the constellation Cygnus lying about 6000 light years from Earth.
These images are the result of 6x600s exposures each for Ha, O111 and S11 narrowband filters taken on 14.0518 from Hatfield Woodhouse using a SX Trius 694 camera on a Takahashi 106  refractor.The yellowish version uses the Hubble palette assigning Ha to green,O111 to blue and S111 to red.

Star Trails over the Brian Joynes Observatory

~1 Hour of Star Trails taken at the Observatory, Austerfield. Aiming the lens towards Polaris the 'North Star' (as seen towards the top right), all other stars rotate around it.

Foreground: 5 x 30s @ISO 800, stacked in
Nebulosity to reduce noise.
Sky: 111 x 30s @ ISO 100 processed in
Photoshop for trails, then exposure blended with the foreground and
contrast/levels tweaks etc...
Nikon D750, Sigma 14mm @ f1.8


M101 also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy is a face-on spiral galaxy located 21 million light years away from Earth.

Interactions with it's several companion Galaxies have made it asymmetrical in shape.

Imaged with a Nikon D750 attached to the ODK at Austerfield.

15 x 300s @ ISO 800 stacked in Nebulosity and processed in Photoshop.


M51 (The Whirlpool Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy interacting with a smaller dwarf galaxy both located approximately 25 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy.

Imaged with a Nikon D750 attached to the Orion Optics ODK12 Reflector at the society observatory. Auto-guiding was done with Rhys' guide camera attached to the Takahashi.

20 x 180s and 4 x 300s both at ISO 800 were taken, stacked and processed independently, then blended with further noise reduction applied. Lightroom, Nebulosity and Photoshop (plugins: NC Astro Tools, AstroFlat Pro, Raya Pro 3.0, Nik DeFine 2) were used.

Large Magellanic Cloud

The Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way located around 160,000 light-years from Earth. It is the 4th largest in the Local Group following the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the Milky Way and the Triangulum Galaxy (M33).

The light blue area in the upper left central part of the image is the Tarantula Nebula which is the most active star-forming region in the Local Group.

Imaged from New Zealand in December 2017 with a Nikon D750, 180mm f2.8 Nikon lens on a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracking mount. 7 x 50s exposures at ISO 3200, processed using Lightroom, Nebulosity, Photomatix Pro 5, Photoshop with NC's Astronomy Tools, AstroFlat Pro and Raya Pro 3.0
Just testing to see if I can upload images after my Computer was 'Serviced'


M78 is a diffuse refection nebula, the brightest of a group of nebulae belonging to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex some 1,600 lyrs.from Earth.
Usual kit,Trius 694 and Takahashi 106 combination was used but with a UV filter, 18x300s exposure, 6x300s each for RGB filters binned 2x2.Acquisition and processing were with Nebulosity, AstroArt and PhotoShop.


IC410 is a dusty emission nebula located in the constellation of Auriga about 12,000 lyrs. from Hatfield.
The tadpoles are areas of denser and cooler gas and dust shaped by stellar wind.The image taken on 17.11.07 combines 12x600sHa 10x600sO111 and 12x600s S11 assigned to G,B and R channels.
Equipment was a SXTrius 694 on a Takahashi FSQ 106, software Nebulosity AstroArt and PhotoShop

Moroccan Milky Way

The centre of the Milky Way, taken close to Ait Benhaddou, Morocco, in March 2017, using a Nikon D750 and Samyang 24mm F/1.4 prime lens, on a tripod.
The sky is a stack of 3, 20sec frames at full aperture, ISO1600. For the foreground it was set at f/4 and ISO400, for 30sec each. Stacking and general processing was done in Photoshop and Lightroom. It was a race to get it all done before the Moon, already to be seen at lower left on the clouds, really got in the way. The central horizon glow is light pollution from the nearby town, 20 miles away.