Latest Images http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/ Latest Images Messier 34 (NGC 1039) Messier 34 (NGC 1039) is an Open Cluster in Perseus. Imaged with a Skywatcher Esprit 120mm, Starlight Xpress SXVR-H694 CCD. Meade LX-850 EQ Mount. 30 - 60 second Subs stacked. Seeing 8/10, Temp. 46 degrees, Imaged at the PMO 9/25/2016 Blakeslee, PA http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203026995 203026995 The Double Cluster (NGC 869 and NGC 884) The Double Cluster in Perseus (NGC 869 and NGC 884), are a beautiful sight in small telescopes, This is one of my favorite deep sky objects. Imaged with a Skywatcher Esprit 120mm, Starlight Xpress SXVR-H694 CCD, Meade LX-850 EQ Mount. 45 - 60 Second subs Stacked. Seeing 8/10 Temp 48 degrees, Sept. 25,2016, Imaged at the PMO in Blakeslee PA. http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203026996 203026996 Messier 52 (NGC 7654) Messier 52 (NGC 7654) discovered in 1774 by Charles Messier, is beautiful open cluster in Cassiopeia, This open cluster is around 3900 light years away and it's diameter is 15 light years. Imaged with a Skywatcher Esprit 120mm, Starlight Xpress SXVR-H694 Mono CCD, Meade LX-850 EQ Mount. 45- 60 second subs stacked, seeing 8/10 Temp 50 degrees imaged at the PMO Blakeslee, PA http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203027000 203027000 NGC-281 (The Pacman Nebula) NGC-281 (The Pacman Nebula) and the embedded open cluster IC 1590 in Cassiopeia). Imaged with a Skywatcher Esprit 120mm, Meade LX 850 EQ Mount, Canon 40D Modified, 30 - 300 second images stacked. Seeing 6/10 imaged 8-28-2016 at PMO http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203027007 203027007 IC-5146 The Cocoon Nebula (Caldwell 19) IC-5146 The Cocoon Nebula (Caldwell 19), is an Emission Nebula in Cygnus. Collinder 470 Cluster is associated Mag. 7.2, lies with in the nebula. IC-5146 is 3,300 light years away an is at Mag.9.3. Imaged with a Modified Canon 40D, 32-300 second images stacked, Skywatcher Esprit 120mm, Meade LX-850 EQ Mount. Imaged Aug.26_27, 2016 at the PMO Seeing 7/10 http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203027010 203027010 IC-5146 The Cocoon Nebula (Caldwell 19), IC-5146 The Cocoon Nebula (Caldwell 19), is an Emission Nebula in Cygnus. Collinder 470 Cluster is associated Mag. 7.2, lies with in the nebula. IC-5146 is 3,300 light years away an is at Mag.9.3. Imaged with a Modified Canon 40D, 32-300 second images stacked, Skywatcher Esprit 120mm, Meade LX-850 EQ Mount. Imaged Aug. 6-7 2016 at the PMO seeing 7/10 http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203027115 203027115 The Crescent Nebula NGC-6888 NGC-6888 the Crescent Nebula in Cygnus, imaged in Ha (3.5nm filter) First attempt 18-600 second images stacked 3.0 Hours total, Using a Starlight Xpress SXRV-H694 CCD, Skywatcher 120mm Esprit ED Refractor, Meade LX-850 EQ Mount. 6/17/2016 seeing 4/10 moon 95% Pocono Mountain Observatory The Image was reprocessed by my friend Steve Pastor using Pix-Insight Imaging Software, He got lots of the fainter inner detail to come out!! http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203027177 203027177 Mercury Transit May 9 2016 Mercury Transit May 9 2016, 10:16am Imaged with a Canon T3I ISO 100, 1/100th of a second Celestron C5 Plus OTA @ f/6.3, 1000 Oaks Type II Solar Filter, iOptron Mini Tower. Blakeslee PA. http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203027180 203027180 Mercury Transit May 9, 2016 @ 11:46am, Mercury Transit May 9, 2016 @ 11:46am, Imaged with a Celestron C-5 Plus OTA @ f/6.3, Canon T3i Exposed 1/100th sec. ISO 100, iOpron Mini Tower, 1000 Oaks Type II plus Solar Filter, Image Cropped. Imaged from Blakeslee PA http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203027256 203027256 The Moon and Jupiter The Moon and Jupiter, Canon 60D, 70-250mm Lens. March 21, 2016 Blakeslee PA http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203027300 203027300 M-101 (NGC 5457) M-101, (NGC 5457) The Pinwheel Galaxy, is a beautiful Type SAB Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major. The magnitude is 7.9v and is around 27 million light years distance, Image with a Skywatcher Esprit 120ED (first light), Meade LX850 EQ mount, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 24 - 300 second images stacked. Seeing 5/10 with high haze. Image3/8/2016 http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201281069 201281069 M-109 (NGC 3992) M-109 (NGC 3992) Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major, the apparent magnitude is 10.6 and the distance is around 24 million light years. Please note UGC 6992 to the Right. Imaged with a Clelestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, a Meade 12" LX850 Telescope system. 36 - 300 second images stacked for a total of 3 hours. Imaged 3/06/2016 http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201280903 201280903 M-109 (NGC 3992) M-109 (NGC 3992) is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major its apparent magnitude is 10.6 and is around 24 million light years away. Note UGC 6969 to the right, 24-300 sec. images stacked using a Celestron 8300 color CCD, a Meade 12" LX850. Seeing was 4/10 Image 02/28/2016 http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201175981 201175981 M-108 (NGC 3556) M-108 (NGC 3556) is a Barred Galaxy in Ursa Major, the apparent magnitude is 10.7 and it is around 24 million light years away. 24-300 sec. images stacked reprocessed using PixInsight by my friend Steve Pastor. Image with a Celestron 8300 color CCD, a Meade 12" LX850 system. Seeing 4/10 high clouds, Image 02/28/2016 http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201281334 201281334 M-108 (NGC 3556) M-108 (NGC 3556) is a Barred Galaxy in Ursa Major, the apparent magnitude is 10.7 and it is around 24 million light years away. 24-300 sec. images stacked. Image with a Celestron 8300 color CCD, a Meade 12" LX850 system. Seeing 4/10 Image 02/28/2016 http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201175980 201175980 M-81 and M-82 M81 and M82 in Usra Major, Canon 40d Modified ISO 800. Explore 127 ED, Meade LX850 Mount, 25 - 300 Second subs, Seeing 5/10, Imaged 11/16/15 http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200557116 200557116 M-81 (NGC 3031) Messier 81 (NGC 3031) Type SA Galaxy in Ursa Major, Mag.6.9v. Image Nov. 16,2015, Canon 40d Modified at ISO 800, 24 -300 second subs. Explore 127 ED APO, Meade LX850 EQ Mount, seeing 5/10, image cropped. http://www.pocmtobs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201280905 201280905