Photo: NGC 1977 - Running Through Orion

Photo: NGC 1977 - Running Through Orion

From Gallery: Diffuse Nebula

NGC 1977 - The Running Man Nebula is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. Found at 1,500 light years distant, NGC 1977 is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. I shot this at the Observatory early Saturday morning November 22...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:06:38 EST

NGC 40 - Planetary Nebula in Cepheus

NGC 40 - Planetary Nebula in Cepheus

As reported by Glenn Chaple's Columns

Our November deep-sky target, NGC 40, could be featured any month of the year. Just 17.5 degrees from the North Celestial Pole, it’s circumpolar from mid-northern latitudes. But it’s during mid autumn that NGC 40’s parent constellation Cepheus rides ...
  • By: Glenn Chaple
  • On: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:57:31 EST

Photo: Messier 37 Open Star Cluster

Photo: Messier 37 Open Star Cluster

From Gallery: Open Star Clusters

The Messier 37 open star cluster is one of the more fascinating open clusters we view at Frosty Drew Observatory. Residing in the constellation Auriga, M37 lies 4,500 light years distant. I captured this photo at Frosty Drew Observatory on Saturday Nove...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST

Photo: Albireo: A Binary Star in Cygnus

Photo: Albireo: A Binary Star in Cygnus

From Gallery: Binary & Multi Star Systems

Albireo is a fabulous double star easily visible in the constellation Cygnus. Identifiable as the head of Cygnus the swan, Albireo lies 385 light years distant from Earth. We captured this photo at Frosty Drew Observatory on Saturday November 15, 2014 u...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:43:37 EST

Messier 22 – Globular Cluster in Sagittarius

Messier 22  – Globular Cluster in Sagittarius

As reported by Glenn Chaple's Columns

On early evenings in September, the constellation Sagittarius arches above the southern horizon, its rich deep-sky treasures accessible to those of us who inhabit mid-northern latitudes. One of the more spectacular of these cosmic splendors is the globular...
  • By: Glenn Chaple
  • On: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:47:08 EDT

Photo: Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques

Photo: Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques

From Gallery: Comets

On Saturday August 23, 2014 we captured this image of Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques. Jacques, discovered on March 13, 2014 by Brazilian astronomers, is a long-period comet with an solar orbital period of 22,000 years. On July 2, 2014 Comet Jacques reached perihe...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:18:13 EDT