Monthly Archives: August 2007

Rounding off Cygnus, for now! M29, M39, NGC 6888

Cygnus really is a truly stunning constellation, lying right across the Milky Way. It has emission nebulas, planetaries, clusters and is a constellation who, at least for me, does indeed look like its name, a swan.  Here are a few images of some of the sights that I haven’t already...

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North American & Pelican Nebulas

My photographic exploration of the constellation Cygnus continues…   Click image for larger version … Click on the image to see a larger version. This image shows NGC7000 ‘The North American Nebula’, and IC5070 ‘The Pelican Nebula {incl. IC5067}. These 2 emission nebulae are part of a significant cloud...

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Look Closely & Imagine

I really enjoy macro photography; it can show us worlds that we don’t usually notice. What’s life like for other creatures? A beautiful flower in our garden might be a fast food bar or a solarium for a small insect. Take this afternoon for example, I was enjoying one of...

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Cygnus Loop / Veil Nebula

NGC6992 & NGC6960 (as pictured below) along with NGC6979, are the main visible remnants of a supernova explosion that happened at least 15,000 years ago. They are clouds of hot gaseous matter. The image above (Canon 300D Sigma 300mm lens) is a rough wide field mosaic image to show the...

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Dyfi Forest and Cadair Idris

Well I’ve been posting so much on astronomy recently that I’ve neglected other types of photography. The last few days have been stunning & yesterday Tamsin & I went for a local wander, opportunity for a few landscape shots 🙂 This is where I live, a totally inspirational place,...

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