Month by Month

Astrophotographs by

Robert J. Vanderbei

Author of   Sizing Up The Universe

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January

NGC 2264 Cone and Foxfur Nebulae

Cone and Foxfur

M45 The Pleiades (Subaru)

Pleiades

NGC 1977 Running Man Nebula

Running Man

NGC 2237 Rosette Nebula

Rosette


February

Comet Lulin

Comet Lulin

Moon

Lunar Eclipse

M63 The Sunflower Galaxy

Sunflower Galaxy

Horsehead Nebula

Horsehead


March

M106

M106

Venus

Venus

M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici

M3

M82

M82

M97

M97

M35 and NGC 2158

M35/NGC2158

M81 and M82

M81/M82

M44 The Beehive Cluster

Beehive


NGC 3628

NGC 3628


April

Moon

Moon

M56 Globular Cluster

M56

M104

M104

M64 The Blackeye Galaxy

Blackeye Galaxy

NGC 4565

NGC 4565

NGC4565

NGC 4565

M46 Open Cluster and Planetary Nebula

M46


May

Leo Trio

Leo Trio

Gliese 581

Gliese 581

Saturn

Saturn

M5 Globular Cluster in Serpens Caput

M5

Arcturus and 'seeing'

Arcturus

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool Galaxy

M53 Globular Cluster

M53


June

Eps Bootes (Izar)

Eps Bootes

M57 The Ring Nebula

Ring

Double Double

Double Double

Venus and Saturn

Venus and Saturn

M4 Globular Cluster in Scorpius

M4

M8 Lagoon Nebula

Lagoon

M16 Eagle Nebula

Eagle

NGC 6543

NGC 6543


Venus

Venus Transit


July

IC 5146 Cocoon Nebula

Cocoon

M12 Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

M12

M13 Globular Cluster in Hercules

M13

M29 Open Cluster

M29

Arcturus

Twinkle

Jupiter

Jupiter

M22

M22

NGC 6960 Western Veil Nebula

Western Veil


NGC 6992 Eastern Veil Nebula

Eastern Veil

M3 and Comet

M3 and Comet

M27 Dumbbell Nebula

Dumbbell

Albireo

Albireo

Vega Airy pattern

Vega

M71

M71

PN G75.5+1.7 Soap Bubble in Cygnus

Soap Bubble


August

M20 Trifid Nebula

Trifid

NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula

Crescent

M17 Swan Nebula

Swan

2003EL61

2003EL61

M92

M92

IC 1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula (VDB 142)

Elephant Trunk

Einstein Cross

Einstein Cross


September

RC/FSQ/NJP

Cygnus/Lyra

IC 5070 Pelican Nebula

Pelican

NGC 7331 Deerlick Galaxy Cluster

Deerlick

M15 Globular Cluster in Pegasus

M15

NGC 281 Pacman Nebula

Pacman

NGC 7000 North America Nebula Mexico Section

North American

NGC 7789

NGC 7789

NGC 7023 Iris Nebula

Iris


October

M31 Andromeda Galaxy

M31

M33 Pinwheel Galaxy

Pinwheel

Cr 399 Coathanger Asterism

Coathanger

NGC 7293 Helix Nebula

Helix

M1 Crab Nebula

Crab

M76 The Little Dumbbell Nebula

Little Dumbbell

NGC 7635 Bubble Nebula

Bubble

Neptune

Neptune


Uranus

Uranus

The Trapezium in M42

Trapezium

IC 434 Horsehead/Flame Nebulae

Horsehead/Flame

M42 The Great Orion Nebula

Orion

IC 1318 Butterfly Nebula

Butterfly

Sun in H-alpha

Sun


November

NGC 1514 A Planetary Nebula

NGC 1514

NGC 7662 Blue Snowball Nebula

Blue Snowball

Comet 17P/Holmes

Comet Holmes

IC 349 Barnard's Merope Nebulae

Merope

Mars

Mars

NGC 2264 Cone and Foxfur Nebulae

Cone and Foxfur

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

M39 An Open Cluster

M39


M52 An Open Cluster

M52


December

NGC 2392 Eskimo Nebulae

Eskimo

Moon/SAO 165346 Occultation

Moon Occultation

Asteroid 213 Lilaea/SAO 128805 Occultation

213 Lilaea

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