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CLARK LAKE OBSERVATORY

Space photos from in between trees and beside a lake. Probably not the Jon Stewart you were expecting.
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August 7, 2020

Messier 26

July 17, 2020

Messier 16: The Eagle Nebula

Details to come.

June 20, 2020

Pinwheel Galaxy in Widefield

After several nights of frustration with nebula near the Milky Way, I decided to look to the North Western sky and an old favourite, the Pinwheel Galaxy Messier 101. Taken with the widefield RedCat51, 2 minute exposures with the autoguider gave pinpoint stars with lots and lots of colour. You can clearly see it’s companion […]

May 25, 2020

The Cygus Wall & North America Nebula

Now that Galaxy Season is largely behind us, I’ve put away the Celestron 8″ SCT and installed the RedCat 51 on my AVX mount. For the next few weeks, I’m going widefield to capture much larger objects. It’s been a year since I added the deck onto the cottage and began to really explore the […]

May 21, 2020

VdB 141: The Ghost Nebula

For the third night of gloriously clear skies I attempted another new object: VdB 141: The Ghost Nebula. This one is particularly faint, with the “arms” of the ghost a dull brown. The “head” is the reflection of dust from the nebula’s central star. Technically, it’s part of the NGC 7023 cluster, which includes the […]

May 20, 2020

NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula

First light on the Iris Nebula turned out fantastic! I’m lucking out with back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back clear spring nights around a new moon. Can’t ask for anything better. So each night, I’m taking my time with targets rather than trying to cram too much into my sessions. This reflection nebula enjoyed nearly 5 hours of imaging, giving […]

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I took my first photo of Saturn in the summer of 2106 and was hooked. In 2018, I moved my photography to a new cottage and home observatory north of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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