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The Northern Cross in Cygnus

The Northern Cross in Cygnus
The starscape over southern Rhode Island on this late June night was unspeakably stunning. The bright Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy blazed across the skies, commanding the focus of all eyes in attendance. This shot features the easily visible Northern Cross asterism in the constellation Cygnus. The Northern Cross can be seen inside the Summer Triangle. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Saturn Surrounded by Moons

Saturn Surrounded by Moons
Skies were beautiful and the atmosphere was super solid on this late June night. Saturn hung in the southern sky, among a stunning starscape, demanding attention. This shot showcases Saturn's moons (from left) Titan, Rhea, Enceladus, Dione, and Tethys. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Starry Nights in New England

Starry Nights in New England
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is a great chance to capture meteors streaking across the beautiful Milky Way as it stretches the night sky. This year, no meteors were captured, though the Milky Way was awesome! I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Magical Nights at the Observatory

Magical Nights at the Observatory
May marks the return of the bright summer Milky Way to the night sky in New England. This shot is the first photo I captured of the Sagittarius arm and bright galactic center silhouetted by Frosty Drew Observatory. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Saturn Returns

Saturn Returns
My first photo of Saturn for the 2014 viewing season. This shot showcases the increased axial tilt of Saturn as it relates to Earth's viewpoint of Saturn's current position in its orbit. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Mars Debuts in Clouds

Mars Debuts in Clouds
After a much needed cleaning session of the corrector plate on the primary 16" SCT at Frosty Drew Observatory I waited for a clearing in the clouds for a test shot. At the point of conceding to the weather, Mars appeared for about 10 minutes through the haze. I hooked the camera up and snapped this shot at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Cherry Blossoms, Star Trails, and an Observatory

Cherry Blossoms, Star Trails, and an Observatory
A long exposure composite I captured of the star trails through the blooming cherry blossoms at Ladd Observatory in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

A Dusty Martian Day

A Dusty Martian Day
A stunning photo I captured of Mars showcasing mare and the polar ice cap. I shot this photo at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Mars at Ladd Observatory

Mars at Ladd Observatory
A dramatic photo I captured last night of Mars showcasing mare and the polar ice cap. I shot this photo at Brown University's Ladd Observatory in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Coma Berenices Coma Star Cluster

Coma Berenices Coma Star Cluster
A subtle yet stunning capture of the Coma Star Cluster in the constellation Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair). I shot this photo at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

M44 - The Beehive Open Star Cluster and M67 Cluster

M44 - The Beehive Open Star Cluster and M67 Cluster
A lovely panoramic shot I captured of the huge Beehive Open Star Cluster in the same field as the small but dense M67 Open Star Cluster. I shot this photo at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Waxing Gibbous Luna

Waxing Gibbous Luna
A beautiful high resolution shot I captured of the Moon on March 9, 2014 from Brown University's Ladd Observatory in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Comet Lovejoy in the Morning

Comet Lovejoy in the Morning
A spectacular photo I captured of Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy this morning. Comet Lovejoy has been maintaining a nice level of brightness and is forming quite a sexy tail. Lovejoy was easily naked eye visible and is in the constellation Bootes. I captured this photo at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Jupiter, Io, and a Great Red Spot

Jupiter, Io, and a Great Red Spot
My first capture of Jupiter for the 2013 / 2014 viewing season. I captured this photo last night as the sky was awesome! This shot showcases Jupiter, the Great Red Spot, and the Galilean Moon: Io I captured this photo at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Messier 46 - The Demise of a Star

Messier 46 - The Demise of a Star
An excellent photo I captured this morning of the Messier 46 open star cluster. This is one of my favorite open star clusters as it has a stark uniquity, one of the stars is dying and has entered the Planetary Nebula stage of its life and is visible as the blue ring on the top-side of the photo. I captured this photo at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

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