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Narrowband Images

 

Monochrome hydrogen-alpha imaging is the primary focus of my work. I prefer the striking contrast and details afforded by this form of expression over color images and have endeavored to perfect my skills in this style. There is a poignant and ethereal beauty to black and white images that I feel capture a sense of the universe's timelessness and grand order.

Also included on this page are examples of narrowband imaging through various filters used to create false color representations in differing palette arrangements

   

Abell 85 Supernova Remnant in Cassiopeia
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

Barnard's Loop in Orion
180mm Nikon EDAF lens at f/2.8
SBIG ST-10 XME CCD Camera

Barnard Dark Nebulae B 30, 31, 31 and 225
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Barnard Dark Nebula B343
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Barnard Dark Nebula B344
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Cederblad 214 in Cassiopeia
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

DWB 111 The Propeller Nebula in Cygnus
Takahashi FCT-76 at f/4.5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

IC 405, 410 & 417 in Auriga
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 405 The Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

IC 405 The Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

IC 410 The Tadpole Nebula in Auriga
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

IC 410 and The Tadpoles in Auriga
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

IC 434/Barnard 33/NGC 2024 - The Horsehead and Flame Nebulae
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 434/Barnard 33/M42 - The Horsehead and M42 Region of Orion
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 443 in Gemini
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7 and 155 EDF at f/5.3
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera
Collaborative effort between US and French imagers

IC 443 and Sharpless 2-249 in Gemini
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 1274 and Environs in Sagittarius
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

IC 1318 Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus- Wide Field 8-Pane Mosaic
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 1318 Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus- Mosaic
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 1396 in Cepheus - 4 Pane Mosaic
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

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IC 1396 & vdB 142 in Cepheus
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

IC 1805 & IC 1848 in Cassiopeia
Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX III at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 1805 & NGC 896 in Cassiopeia
Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX III at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 1848 The Fetus Nebula in Cassiopeia
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

IC 1848 The Fetus Nebula in Cassiopeia
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 1848 The Fetus Nebula in Cassiopeia
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 2177 (Gum 1) in Canis Major
Astro-Physics 175 EDF at f/8.3
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 2177 (Gum 1) Wide Field in Canis Major
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 2944 The Running Chicken Nebula in Centaurus
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

IC 5068 in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 5070 The Pelican Nebula in Cygnus
Takahashi FCT-76 at f/4.5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

IC 5070 The Pelican Nebula in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 5070 The Pelican Nebula in Cygnus - Beak Details
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

IC 5146 The Cocoon Nebula in Cygnus
12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien at f/6.9
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

LDN 1622 The Boogie Man Nebula in Orion
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

LDN 1622 The Boogie Man Nebula in Orion
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

Monoceros Loop SNR in Monoceros
180 mm Nikon EDAF lens at f/2.8
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

M 8 The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

M 8 The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

M 8, M 20 and IC 4685 in Sagittarius
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

M 8 & M 20 The Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae in Sagittarius
Astro-Physics 105 mm Traveler at f/6
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

The Sagittarius Gas Cloud
Takahashi FCT-76 at f/4.5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

M 16 The Eagle Nebula in Serpens
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

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M 17 The Swan Nebula in Sagittarius
12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien at f/6.9
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

M 17 The Swan Nebula in Sagittarius
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

M 16 & M 17 The Eagle and Swan Nebulae in Sagittarius/Serpens
Astro-Physics 105 mm Traveler at f/6
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

M 27 The Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula
12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien at f/6.9
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

M 42 The Great Nebula in Orion
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

M42 The Great Nebula in Orion
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 281 The Pac-Man Nebula in Cassiopeia
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 281 The Pac-Man Nebula in Cassiopeia
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 896 in Cassiopeia
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 896 in Cassiopeia
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 1499 The California Nebula in Perseus
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 1763 The Bean Nebula Complex in Dorado
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 2070 The Tarantula Nebula in Dorado
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 2174 in Orion
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 2174 in Orion
Astro-Physics 175 EDF at f/8.3
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 2244 The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 2244 The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 2244 The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7 and 155 EDF at f/5.3
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera
Collaborative effort between US and French imagers

NGC 2244 The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 2244 The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros
Astro-Physics 175 EDF at f/6.2
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 2264 The Cone Nebula in Monoceros
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 2264 The Cone Nebula in Monoceros
Astro-Physics 175 EDF at f/8.3
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 3342 The Gabriela Mistral Nebula in Carina
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 3372 Eta Carina Nebula in Carina
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 3372 Eta Carina Nebula Wide Field Mosaic in Carina
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 6188 Wide Field Mosaic in Ara
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 6188 Narrowband Color in Ara
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 6334 The Cat's Paw Nebula in Scorpius
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 6357 Emission Nebula in Scorpius
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 6357 Emission Nebula in Scorpius - Mosaic
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 6820 in Vulpecula
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 6820 & NGC 6823 in Vulpecula
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 6888 The Crescent Nebula in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

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NGC 6888 The Crescent Nebula in Cygnus
12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien at f/6.9
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 6888 Wide Field Crescent Nebula in Cygnus
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 6888 The Crescent Nebula in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 6960 The Witch's Broom portion of The Veil Nebula in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 6979 Pickering's Triangle portion of The Veil Nebula in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 6992 & 6995 Network Nebula portion of The Veil Nebula in Cygnus
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 6992 & 6995 Network Nebula portion of The Veil Nebula in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 7000/IC 5070/IC 5068 in Cygnus
Takahashi FSQ-106
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 7000 Cygnus Wall portion of The North American Nebula in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 7000/IC 5068/IC 5070 Mosaic in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 105 EDF Traveler at f/6
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 7293 Helix Nebula in Aquarius
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera

NGC 7380 and Sharpless 2-142 in Cepheus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

NGC 7538 and Environs in Cassiopeia-Cepheus
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 7635 The Bubble Nebula & M 52 Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

NGC 7822 & Cederblad 214 in Cepheus
Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

PN G75.5+1.7 "The Cygnus Bubble" Nebula
12.5" Ritchey-Chretien at f/6.9
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-9 in Scorpius
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-54 in Serpens
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-101 and the Eta Cygni Region
Takahashi FCT-76 at f/4.5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-112 in Cygnus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-119 in Cygnus 2-Pane Mosaic
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-129 in Cepheus
Astro-Physics 105 mm Traveler at f/6
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-132 in Cepheus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-140 and 2-145 in Cepheus
Astro-Physics 105 mm Traveler at f/6
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-155 The Cave Nebula in Cepheus
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/7.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-157 in Cassiopeia
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-224 in Auriga (aka SNR G166.0+04.3)
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-232, 2-231 and 2-235 in Auriga
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-261 Lower's Nebula in Orion
Astro-Physics 175 EDF at f/8.3
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-278 in Orion
Astro-Physics 160 EDF at f/5.7
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

Sharpless 2-284 in Monoceros
Astro-Physics 175 EDF at f/8.3
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

Simeis 147 in Taurus
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera

VdB 142 The Elephant's Trunk in Cepheus
12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien at f/6.9
SBIG ST-10XME CCD Camera

Veil Nebula Complex in Cygnus
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
SBIG STL-11000M CCD Camera