Images from Afton Canyon, February 2007

The Cone nebula in Monoceros is often photographed, but usually the emphasis is on an another area. The area above is actually closer to the center, and just as interesting (IMHO). C11, about 2 hours, binned 2x2

The Siamese Twins, or NGC 4568 & NGC 4567 in the VIrgo galaxy cluster show stellar interactions on an unthinkably huge scale. 2 hours C11, binned 2x2

Ngc4565, a lovely side-on spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices. Approximately 2 hours, C11 at prime focus. Binned 2x2.


Ngc 4631 - The Whale Galaxy. An irregular galaxy in Canes Venatici. C11 at Prime Focus for approximately 2 hours. Binned 2x2. Shows some unfortunate non-round stars due to some tracking problems.

Messier 63, the Sunflower Galaxy in Canes Venatici. C11 for approx 2 hours. Binned 2x2