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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

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

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