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NGC 1977 Running Across Orion

NGC 1977 Running Across Orion
The late November 2014 starscape at Frosty Drew is fantastic. The excellent collection of Winter objects become quite visible and cooler temps make for bug free shooting sessions. This is a shot of NGC 1977: The Running Man Nebula. NGC 1977 is a reflection nebula that resides in the constellation Orion and lies 1,500 light years distant. The Running Man is part of the larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Messier 42: The Orion Nebula

Messier 42: The Orion Nebula
As we welcome the arrival of Winter we also welcome the return of the most fascinating nebula, Messier 42 - The Orion Nebula. Naked eye visible as the center star in Orion's sword, the Orion Nebula lies 1,500 light years distant making it the closest star forming region to Earth. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Messier 38: The Starfish Cluster

Messier 38: The Starfish Cluster
While relaxing under the fabulous starscape of Charlestown, Rhode Island, I captured this view of the M38 open star cluster. Messier 38 resides in the constellation Auriga and lies 4,200 light years distant, spanning about 25 light years in diameter. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Messier 37: An Open Star Cluster in Auriga

Messier 37: An Open Star Cluster in Auriga
Messier 37 (M37) is a dense open star cluster in the constellation Auriga. I captured this shot under clear skies at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Albireo, A Rather Famous Binary Star

Albireo, A Rather Famous Binary Star
Albireo is one of the most viewed binary stars in the night sky. Residing in the constellation Cygnus, Albireo is 384 light years distant from Earth. I captured this shot on a super clear night at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Castle Hill Light with Crescent Moon

Castle Hill Light with Crescent Moon
While waiting for the ORB-3 launch that catastrophically ended in failure, I snapped this photo of the Castle Hill light house with the Crescent Moon setting over the bay in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

The California Nebula & Seven Sisters

The California Nebula & Seven Sisters
The ealy Autumn skies at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA were to die for. So I setup and captured this photo of NGC 1499: The California Nebula and Messer 45: The Pleiades open star cluster.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

6% Waxing Crescent Sliver

6% Waxing Crescent Sliver
I captured this photo of the super thin waxing crescent Moon just after sunset on a early Autumn evening at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA
  • By: Scott MacNeill

The Western Veil Silhouetting 52 Cygni

The Western Veil Silhouetting 52 Cygni
The Veil Nebula is a huge supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus. I shot this photo of the Western Veil Nebula around the bright star, 52 Cygni, while mesmerized by the stunning late August starscape over Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA
  • By: Scott MacNeill

Messier 8: The Lagoon Nebula

Messier 8: The Lagoon Nebula
I shot this photo of the Lagoon Nebula while laying out under the fabulous expanse of the Milky Way galaxy visible in the late August skies over Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA
  • By: Scott MacNeill

The Andromeda Galaxy with Satellites

The Andromeda Galaxy with Satellites
The late August starscape along the southern Rhode Island coastline was spectacular. After a night of shooting the sky and enjoying the cosmos, I shot this photo of the Andromeda galaxy and satellite galaxies M32 and M110 while packing it in. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA
  • By: Scott MacNeill

37 Hours Until Supermoon

37 Hours Until Supermoon
An excellent capture of the 96% waxing gibbous Moon only 37 hours before the annual lunar perigee and full phase. I shot this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA during open Stargazing.
  • By: Scott MacNeill

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

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