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Updated February 2, 2002

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NGC 2237. The Rosette Nebula
in the constellation Monoceros.
This object is larger than the
moon, so it is easier to
observe with binoculars.

The Horsehead Nebula. Very
faint, but can be readily seen with
a 16 inch telescope, nebula filter
and very clear skies.

NGC 1499. The California
Nebula requires a dark sky and
nebular filter to spot this object.

M8. The Lagoon Nebula in the
constellation Sagittarius.

M42 - The Great Orion Nebula.
The Hubble Space Telescope
has photographed stars forming
in the center of this object. 

NGC 7635 - The Bubble Nebula
in the constellation Cassiopeia.

M33. The Pinwheel Galaxy is
located about 14 degrees from
it's more prominent neighbor,

M31 - The Great Galaxy in
Andromeda. The most distant
object that can be observed with
the naked eye.

M81 and M82. A fine pair of
galaxies located near the Big
Dipper. This photo also has 2
other neighboring galaxies near
the lower right and left corners.

The Omega Globular Cluster is
located in the constellation
Centaurus. It is very low in the sky
for northern hemisphere
observers. Jim took this
photograph in southern Texas
where it appears much higher in
the sky. This is a black and white

A color version of the Omega
Globular Cluster.

Another color version of the

M45. The Pleiades star cluster,
also known as the Seven Sisters. 

M46 is a rich open star cluster.
The bright red object near the
center is NGC 2438, a planetary
nebula. NGC 2438 is not a part
of M46 and just happens to be in
the same line of sight as the star

NGC 281 is very faint to the
naked eye, but is a pretty
impressive photographic object in
the constellation Cassiopeia.

The Lagoon and Trifid nebulae.
Photographed by Jim in a March
2001 trip to Southwest Texas.
He used a 5 inch f/6 refractor
and 45 minute exposure. 

The "Snake" nebula. Also
photographed by Jim during that
March 2001 trip. 

NGC 40. An obscure, yet
colorful Planetary nebula. This
one is nicknamed the "Bow Tie"

Special Photos:
October 30, 2003 Aurora