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.
Click on a thumbnail to see full-sized image.

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

M12 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

M12

M13 Globular Cluster in Hercules

M13


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

M39 An Open Cluster

M39

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

M63 The Sunflower Galaxy

Sunflower

M64 The Blackeye Galaxy

Blackeye

Leo Trio

Leo Trio


M71

M71

M76 The Little Dumbbell Nebula

Little Dumbbell

M81 and M82

M81,M82

M82

M82

M92

M92

M95

M95

M97

M97

M104

M104


M106

M106


NGC Objects

NGC 281 Pacman Nebula

Pacman

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 6888 Crescent Nebula

Crescent

NGC 6960 Western Veil Nebula

Western Veil

NGC 6992 Eastern Veil Nebula

Eastern Veil

NGC 7000 North America Nebula Mexico Section

North America

NGC 7023 Iris Nebula

Iris

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 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

Cr 399 Coathanger Asterism

Coathanger


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/SAO 165346 Occultation

Moon/Asteroid

Venus and Saturn

Venus/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 ISON

Comet ISON

Comet Garradd

Comet Garradd

Asteroid Vesta

Vesta

Asteroid 213 Lilaea/SAO 128805 Occultation

Lilaea

2003EL61

2003EL61

Gliese 581

Gliese581


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

Double Double

Double Double

Eps Bootes (Izar)

Eps Bootes

Porrima and Saturn

Porrima/Saturn


Hertzsprung-Russell Diagrams

HR Diags

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