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Milky Way Galaxy
Frosty Drew Observatory and Ninigret Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island (where Frosty Drew Observatory resides) have a remarkably dark sky overhead and the Milky Way galaxy is mesmerizing to look at there on clear, moonless nights.This gallery wi... more
The Moon
This album features images taken of the Moon from Frosty Drew Observatory or images of the Moon taken by Frosty Drew Members.... more
Open Star Clusters
A collection of photographs taken at Frosty Drew Observatory showcasing open star clusters.Open Star Clusters are groupings of a few thousand stars that were all formed from the same molecular cloud. Our galaxy has open clusters scattered everyw... more
Planet: Venus
Venus is the second planet from the Sun in the Solar System. Being closer to the Sun than Earth, we have to look towards the Sun to catch a view. Consequently, we see Venus in phases. Depending on the side of the Sun that Venus is placed during its orbit ... more
Diffuse Nebula
Diffuse nebulae are nebulae illuminated by both reflected star light and light from gas ionization in the nebula. This album is a collection of photos taken at Frosty Drew Observatory showcasing various diffuse and reflection nebulae. ... more
Stars
A collection of photographs shot at Frosty Drew Observatory of stars. With so much interest in capturing deep sky objects, stars generally go overlooked in astrophotography. Though many of the bright stars visible in our night sky are quite beautiful and ... more
Planet: Saturn
This gallery will feature photographs of the planet Saturn taken at Frosty Drew Observatory or by our members and contributors.Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and is indistinguishable with it's bright, prominent ring system. ... more
Binary & Multi Star Systems
Binary stars and multiple star systems are comprised of two or more stars that share a gravitational equilibrium and orbit around that gravitational center. Many of the stars we see when we look to the night sky are actually the combined light of multi... more
Mars - The Red Planet
A collection of photos take at Frosty Drew Observatory that showcase Mars, our other planetarly neighbor.... more
Transit of Mercury 2016
The fabulous Transit of Mercury happened on Monday, May 9, 2016. Frosty Drew Observatory was open for the entire event which ran from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We had clouds for the first few hours, which cleared to beautifully sunny skies. Here are a collect... more
Planet: Jupiter
A collection of photographs taken at Frosty Drew or by Frosty Drew astronomers, enthusiasts, or public submission that showcase the largest planet in our solar system; Jupiter.... more
Globular Clusters
A collection of Globular Cluster photographs taken at Frosty Drew Observatory.A globular cluster is a spherical collection of stars that orbits a galactic core as a satellite. Globular clusters are very tightly bound by gravity, which gives them... more
Meteor Shots
We capture many photographs of meteors at Frosty Drew Observatory. Most of the time we will have a gallery to showcase all shots from a specific meteor shower. This gallery will feature meteor captures that do not fit elsewhere. ... more
Occultation of Venus 2015
On Monday, December 7, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. EST the 14% crescent Moon occulted the 68% gibbous Venus. Though clouds had prevailed most of the day, skies cleared just in time to catch the occultation in the Frosty Drew 16" telescope. Here are the shots. -Sco... more
Harvest Moon Eclipse
The Total Lunar Eclipse of September 27, 2015 was a spectacular event at Frosty Drew Observatory. The eclipse itself happened during the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox; as well as the Supermoon, which is the closes... more
Conjunctions
Conjunctions happen when planets, stars, the Moon and other celestial objects appear to align from Earth's view point and form familiar shapes. These alignments are not that uncommon and happen quite frequently though out the year. This is a collection of... more
Perseid Meteor Shower 2015
On Thursday, August 13, 2015 the annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaked over Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Continuing for the next three days, the Perseids mesmerized hundreds of sky watchers that descended to the Frosty Drew campu... more
The Sun
This gallery will feature photographs of our nearest star taken by Frosty Drew Observatory or our members and enthusiasts.... more
Novae & Supernovae
Here are a series of photos we have captured at Frosty Drew Observatory showcasing Supernovae.... more
Constellations
This gallery will feature photos captured at Frosty Drew Observatory showcasing constellations.... more
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy was identified by Terry Lovejoy on August 17, 2014 and is considered a "long period" comet. En route to the Sun, Lovejoy passes Earth on January 7, 2014 at 43,600,000 miles distant. Then on January 30, 2014, Lovejoy achieves per... more
Frosty Drew Observatory
A collection of photographs taken of the Frosty Drew Observatory, grounds, and facilities.... more
Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy was a surprise comet that was identified on September 7, 2013. Lovejoy's identification was buried in the media avalanche caused by the highly anticipated Comet C/2012 S1 ISON. Recently after its identification, Lovejoy became quit... more
Comet S/2012 S1 ISON
A collection of photographs taken at Frosty Drew Observatory of the highly anticipated Comet C/2012 S1 ISON in late 2013.... more
NASA LADEE
A collection of photos of the NASA LADEE launch on September 6, 2013.... more
Perseid Meteor Shower of 2013
The Perseid meteor shower of 2013 is setup to be fantastic. Here are a collection of photos taken at Frosty Drew Observatory of the 2013 Perseids.... more
Planetary Nebulae
This gallery will feature shots of planetary nebulae that have been imaged at Frosty Drew Observatory or by members.A planetary nebula is the last stage of small to medium sized star's life before it becomes a white dwarf. Our galaxy has beautif... more
2013 Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower
This past weekend (April, 4-5) the Eta Aquarid meteor shower took place. Being this meteor shower is a rather small meteor shower for northern sky watchers, we had about an hour of much meteor activity. From 3:00 - 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning the sky lit up ... more
2012 Geminid Meteor Shower
A collection of photographs from Frosty Drew Observatory of the spectacular 2012 Geminid Meteor Shower.... more
Total Solar Eclipse 2012
A collection of images from cameras setup in Australia and the South Pacific that broadcasted live video of the Total Solar Eclipse.... more
2012 Orionid Meteor Shower
On the morning of October 21, 2012 the Orionid meteor shower peaked with a descent display of fast moving, green meteors. Below are photographs of meteors we captured at the Observatory during the meteor shower.-Scott... more
The Transit of Venus 2012
The Transit of Venus 2012 is the last time in our lifetime we will be able to witness this event. As usual the New England skies banned us from having a great view of this last in a lifetime event.At the last 5 minutes before the Sun dropped bel... more