Pictures taken in Kennon
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brief history of imaging at Ole Miss.
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below to see these images and more in large size and learn the
( The links below include new
images, and some of the best old images from previous
second closest large spiral galaxy is the Pinwheel Galaxy (M 33) in Triangulum.
Whirlpool Galaxy, (M 51) was the first galaxy
whose spiral arms were recognized.
Back Eye Galaxy (M 64) in Coma Berenices got its name from its looks.
Two members of the Leo group of galaxies in one
picture (M 65 & 66).
Pisces, M 74
is a faint, 10-magnitude face-on spiral galaxy.
M77 is a spiral galaxy in
In Ursa Major, Bode's galaxy (M 81), is
one of the largest spirals.
cigar-shaped irregular galaxy M 82 in Ursa Major is nicely colored.
One picture (from 2014) has a
supernova in it.
image processing brings out the high-speed jet leaving
the giant elliptical galaxy M 87.
Pinwheel 'Nebula' (M 99) is actually a face-on spiral galaxy,
full of star formation
Two bright and many faint members of the Coma
Berenices Galaxy Cluster (M 100).
The famous Sombrero
is a spiral galaxy with a very dark dust lane
and an unusually bright
In Ursa Major, M 101
is a giant spiral; NEW! <-
The edge-on galaxy NGC 891
in Andromeda is pretty.
The Hamburger Galaxy
in Leo is edge-on
with a strong dust lane and
recent star formation at the edges. NEW! <-
Galaxy (NGC 4631) is actually a spiral galaxy.
interacting with its
In Cygnus, NGC 6946 is a pretty, 10-magnitude face-on
The globular cluster M 2 in Aquarius.
The globular cluster M 3 in Canes Venatici is great on a long
Some RR Lyrae's has been
identified in this cluster.
The open cluster M 11 in Scutum.
The famous Hercules
globular cluster M 13.
We took a great image
of M 15,
a globular cluster in Pegasus.
The open cluster M 35 in Auriga.
The open cluster M 38 in Auriga.
The open cluster M 52 in Cassiopeia.
Another nice globular
cluster is M 53 in
The open cluster M 67 in Cancer.
The globular cluster M 71 in Sagitta.
The open cluster M 103 in Cassiopeia.
double cluster NGC
869 and 884 in Perseus.
Wanderer (NGC 2419) is a distant globular cluster.
The Crab nebula (M1) is a spectacular supernova remnant.
The Eagle nebula (M16) is a molecular cloud; the famous
"Pillars of Creation".
The Omega nebula (M17) is a molecular cloud in Sagittarius.
The Trifid nebula (M20) is a pretty molecular cloud.
The Dumbell Nebula (M27) is a great-looking colorful planetary
We have great images
of the Orion Nebula (M42),
a molecular cloud where
stars are forming now.
Great detail in our
images of the Ring Nebula (M57), a colorful planetary in Lyra.
The Little Dumbell (M76) is a
colorful planetary nebula in Perseus.
The Owl nebula (M97) is a planetary in the Big Dipper.
The Pacman Nebula (NGC
281) is a HII region
The Elephant's Trunk (IC 1396) is an emission nebula in Cepheus.
The Eskimo nebula (NGC
2392) is a little
but colourful planetary nebula.
The Cirrus Nebula, part of the Veil, (NGC
6960) is a HII
region in Cygnus.
The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) is a large planetary nebula in
The Bubble Nebula (NGC7635) is a HII region in Cassiopeia.
The glowing nebula (NGC7380) is a HII region in Cepheus.
Crescent Nebula, (NGC
8666) is another HII
region in Cygnus.
filter helped to a nice Horsehead (IC
It really looks like the
head of a horse!
The Pelican Nebula (IC
5067) is a HII
region in Cygnus.
The Cocoon Nebula (IC
5146) has an low
so it barely sticks out of
Minor planets, Pluto, and comets:
Pluto is very faint (14.5 mg) and is low over
the horizon, we still found
Here is a
movie of asteroid 369
Planet Neptune with its
its unexpected outburst of Oct. 24, 2007.
103P/Harley 2 on
Oct. 4, 2010.
In Puppis, M46 is an open
cluster with a planetary nebula.
open cluster and a reflection nebula (NGC
7129 / NGC 7142).
learning curve towards building a mosaic
of the Moon; and where we are now.
Several Moon mosaics taken with a H-alpha
filter. A new
image is here.
2004 we took a few nice exploratory pictures
of the Moon and Jupiter.
curves of pulsating variable
Ursae Maioris 1;
We used the Questar
7-inch telescope to image Mars and Saturn,
with mixed results.