Astrophotography with Remote Telescopes

Astrophotos I've taken using remote iTelescopes located in New Mexico, Australia and Spain.


The remote telescopes are located at dark sites at high elevations and are operated over the internet. Images are captured with CCD cameras that create files in FITS format. The data is digitally processed with various software packages.


Unprocessed raw Astrophotography Data for some of these images is available for download.


Galaxies


WLM, DDO 221, Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte
WLM
DDO 221

IC 342, Caldwell 5
IC 342
Caldwell 5

IC 1613, DDO 8, Caldwell 51
IC 1613
DDO 8

IC 4263, PGC 47270
IC 4263
PGC 47270

M31, Andromeda Galaxy
M31
Andromeda Galaxy

M33, Triangulum Galaxy, NGC 598
M33
Triangulum Galaxy

M51, Whirlpool Galaxy,  NGC 5194
M51
Whirlpool Galaxy

M63, Sunflower Galaxy, NGC 5055
M63
Sunflower Galaxy

M65, NGC 3623
M65
NGC 3623

M66, NGC 3627, Arp 16
M66
NGC 3627

M74, NGC 628
M74
NGC 628

M81, Bode's Galaxy, NGC 3031
M81
Bode's Galaxy

M83, Southern Pinwheel, NGC 5236
M83
Southern Pinwheel

M101, Pinwheel Galaxy, NGC 5457
M101
Pinwheel Galaxy

M106, NGC 4258
M106
NGC 4258

NGC 55, Caldwell 72
NGC 55
Caldwell 72

NGC 253, Sculptor Galaxy, Silver Dollar Galaxy, Caldwell 65
NGC 253
Sculptor Galaxy

NGC 300, Caldwell 70
NGC 300
Caldwell 70

NGC 613, ESO 413-11
NGC 613
ESO 413-11

NGC 891, Caldwell 23
NGC 891
Caldwell 23

NGC 925,
NGC 925


NGC 1097, Caldwell 67, Arp 77
NGC 1097
Caldwell 67

NGC 1365, Great Barred Spiral
NGC 1365
Great Barred Spiral

NGC 1672, PGC 15941
NGC 1672
PGC 15941

NGC 2403, Caldwell 7
NGC 2403
Caldwell 7

NGC 2903, PGC 27077
NGC 2903
PGC 27077

NGC 2997,
NGC 2997


NGC 4725, One-Armed Spiral
NGC 4725
One-Armed Spiral

NGC 4945, Caldwell 83
NGC 4945
Caldwell 83

NGC 5128, Centaurus A, Caldwell 77, Arp 153
NGC 5128
Centaurus A

NGC 6744, Caldwell 101
NGC 6744
Caldwell 101

NGC 6822, Caldwell 57
NGC 6822
Caldwell 57

NGC 6946, Caldwell 12, Arp 29, Fireworks Galaxy
NGC 6946
Caldwell 12

NGC 7331, Caldwell 30
NGC 7331
Caldwell 30

Draco Trio, NGC 5981, 5982, 5985
Draco Trio
NGC 5981

Leo Triplet, M65, M66, NGC 3628
Leo Triplet
M65


Globular Clusters


M13, NGC 6205
M13
NGC 6205

M92, NGC 6341
M92
NGC 6341

NGC 104, 47 Tucanae, Caldwell 106
NGC 104
47 Tucanae

NGC 5139, Omega Centauri
NGC 5139
Omega Centauri


Nebulas


Barnard 63,
Barnard 63


Barnard 72, Snake Nebula
Barnard 72
Snake Nebula

Barnard 75,
Barnard 75


NGC 2237, Rosette Nebula, Caldwell 49
NGC 2237
Rosette Nebula

NGC 3372, Eta Carinae Nebula, Caldwell 92
NGC 3372
Eta Carinae Nebula


Stars


HD 114243, HIP 64204
HD 114243
HIP 64204


Star Clusters


M39, NGC 7092
M39
NGC 7092

M45, Pleiades
M45
Pleiades


Astrophotography from Professional Telescopes:

Images I've created from publicly available data archives such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Either the original research team did not create a public image or I processed the data using an alternate approach. Generally less common and fainter objects.


Software:

Image Processing and Sky Atlas software


Image Processing:

Image Processing with StarTools - A detailed example

Hubble Data Image Processing with Photoshop - A detailed example


Plate Solve an Image - Map celestial coordinates onto an image

Determine Stellar Magnitude from an image - Differential photometry


Image Analysis:

Field Of View - Produce a rotated and cropped image to match the image that will be captured in a FITS file

Asteroid Identification - Determine if any known asteroids are in an image

Separate galaxies from stars - Extract and classify objects from an image

Open Cluster Distance Calculation - Calculate the distance to M39 from photometry measurements with IRAF.

LHS 17 High Proper Motion Star - Calculate proper motion over a 53 year period.


IRAF

A closer Look at a Star Image (Point Spread Function)

Surface and Contour Plotting


Other Astrophotography collections:

Roberto Colombari - Astrophotos on Astrobin

Robert Gendler - Astrophotos

Jim Misti - Astrophotos

Damien Peach - Astrophotos