Takahashi/RC-Optical Gallery

Astrophotographs by

Robert J. Vanderbei

Author of   Sizing Up The Universe

Astrophotos taken with instruments mounted on a Takahashi NJP mount.
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Messier Objects

M1 Crab Nebula

Crab

M2 Globular Cluster in Aquarius

M2

M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici

M3


M4 Globular Cluster in Scorpius

M4

M5 Globular Cluster in Serpens Caput

M5

M8 Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon


M10 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

M10

M12 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

M12

M13 Globular Cluster in Hercules

M13


M14 Globular Cluster in Ophuichus

M14

M15 Globular Cluster in Pegasus

M15

M16 Eagle Nebula

Eagle


M17 Swan Nebula

Swan

M20 Trifid Nebula

Trifid

M22

M22


M27 Dumbbell Nebula

Dumbbell

M29 Open Cluster

M29

M31 Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda


M33 Pinwheel Galaxy

Pinwheel

M35 and NGC 2158

M35,NGC2158

M36 An Open Cluster

M36


M38 An Open Cluster

M38

M39 An Open Cluster

M39

M40 Double Star

M40


M42 The Great Orion Nebula

M42

The Trapezium in M42

Trapezium

M44 The Beehive Cluster

Beehive


M45 The Pleiades (Subaru)

Pleiades

M46 Open Cluster and Planetary Nebula

M46

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool


M52 An Open Cluster

M52

M53 Globular Cluster

M53

M56 Globular Cluster

M56


M57 The Ring Nebula

Ring

M61 Galaxy

M61

M63 The Sunflower Galaxy

Sunflower


M64 The Blackeye Galaxy

Blackeye

Leo Trio

Leo Trio

M67

M67


M71

M71

M76 The Little Dumbbell Nebula

Little Dumbbell

M78

M78


M81 and M82

M81,M82

M82

M82

M92

M92


M94

M94

M95

M95

M97

M97


M101

M101

M104

M104

M106

M106


M107

M107


NGC Objects

NGC 281 Pacman Nebula

Pacman

NGC 1342 Little Scorpion

Little Scorpion

NGC 1514 A Planetary Nebula

Crystal Ball


NGC 1977 Running Man Nebula

Running Man

NGC 2237 Rosette Nebula

Rosette

NGC 2264 Cone and Foxfur Nebulae

Cone


NGC 2392 Eskimo Nebulae

Eskimo

NGC 3628

NGC 3628

NGC 4565

NGC 4565


NGC 6543

NGC 6543

NGC 6781

NGC 6781

NGC 6820

NGC 6820


NGC 6826

NGC 6826

NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula

Crescent

NGC 6960 Western Veil Nebula

Western Veil


Pickerings Triangle

Fleming's Wisp

NGC 6992 Eastern Veil Nebula

Eastern Veil

NGC 7000 North America Nebula Mexico Section

North America


NGC 7023 Iris Nebula

Iris

NGC 7048

NGC 7048

NGC 7094 Planetary Nebula by M15

NGC 7094


NGC 7293 Helix Nebula

Helix

NGC 7331 Deerlick Galaxy Cluster

Deerlick Cluster

NGC 7635 Bubble Nebula

Bubble


NGC 7662 Blue Snowball Nebula

Blue Snowball

NGC 7789

NGC 7789


IC (and Other) Objects

IC 349 Barnard's Merope Nebulae

Merope

IC 434 Horsehead/Flame Nebulae

Horsehead

IC 443 Jellyfish Nebula

Jellyfish


IC 1318 Butterfly Nebula

Butterfly

IC 1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula (VDB 142)

Elephant Trunk

IC 5070 Pelican Nebula

Pelican


IC 5146 Cocoon Nebula

Cocoon

PN G75.5+1.7 Soap Bubble in Cygnus

Soap Bubble

Barnard Star

Barnard's Star


Einstein Cross

Einstein Cross

OrionsSword

Orion's Sword

Cr 399 Coathanger Asterism

Coathanger


RR Lyrae (HD 182989)

RR Lyrae (HD 182989)

Vanderbei Star

Vanderbei Star

Wolf 359

Wolf 359


Hoag's Object

Hoag's Galaxy

Quasar 3C-273

Quasar 3C-273


Solar System(s)

Venus

Venus

Mars

Mars

Jupiter

Jupiter


Saturn

Saturn

Uranus

Uranus

Neptune

Neptune


Moon

Lunar Eclipse

Moon

Lunar Eclipse Oct 8

Moon

Moon


Super Moon

Super Moon

Moon Occultations

Moon Occultations

Venus and Saturn

Venus/Saturn


Jupiter and Saturn

Jupiter/Saturn

Jupiter and Uranus

Jupiter/Uranus

M3 and Comet

M3/Comet


Double Cluster and Comet 103p/Hartley

Comet 103p

Comet 17P/Holmes

Comet 17p

Comet Lulin

Comet Lulin


Comet Garradd

Comet Garradd

Comet ISON

Comet ISON

Comet  Neowise

Neowise


Comet Atlas

Comet Atlas

Asteroid Vesta

Vesta

Asteroid 213 Lilaea/SAO 128805 Occultation

Lilaea


2003EL61

2003EL61

Gliese 581

Gliese581

Gliese 581

ISS


Prymno 261

Asteroid Prymno 261


Wide Field

CygnusLyra

Cygnus/Lyra

BigDipper

Big Dipper


Miscellaneous

RC/FSQ/NJP

Equipment

Vega Airy pattern

Vega

Arcturus and 'seeing'

Arcturus


Arcturus

Twinkle

Albireo

Albireo

Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse


Double Double

Double Double

Big Double Double

Big Double Double

Eps Bootes (Izar)

Eps Bootes


Steph 1

Steph 1

Porrima and Saturn

Porrima/Saturn

Hertzsprung-Russell Diagrams

HR Diags


Spectra

Spectra

Adjust your monitor's gamma so that x marks the point where the top
and bottom row appear equally gray when squinting