December 2007 Archives

A Tendril of Stars

While going over the Milky Way image I just finished processing, my eye kept being drawn to a rope of stars peeling away from the Great Rift in Serpens Cauda, through IC 4665 in Ophiuchus, and on up into Hercules. I think this subtle tentacle of stars is probably emphasized...

Scutum-Sagittarius Milky Way Photo

Click on the above image to bring up a rollover graphic with labels for both deep sky objects (hover mouse over the image) and labels for dark nebulae (click mouse on image). The three images total 1 Mb. If you prefer to view them separately, those links can be...

17P / Holmes - DEC 06, 2007

Move mouse over sketch above to view labels. Click image for larger version. Observation Notes: It's hard to believe that it's been a month since I last sketched this comet. It has truly become monstrous. To the naked eye, it is a large soft patch glowing in Perseus, and...

The Cerulean Arc

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