Nebulae

Nebulae are interstellar clouds of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. They’re truly beautiful and fascinating to capture.

Below you will find my best images of 2020 and 2021. All were taken either with my Skywatcher Evostar ED-80 or the Skywatcher ED-120. Cameras used were either the Nikon D750 or the Canon 600D modded. For these shots of nebulae, I always used the Optolong L-extreme filter, a dual-band that passes H-alpha and O-iii emission lines.

The Omega nebula (M17)

Skywatcher ED120; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 150x60sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; September 2021

The Eagle nebula (M16)

Skywatcher ED120; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 200x60sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; August 2021

The ring nebula (M57)

Skywatcher ED120; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 200x60sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; August 2021

The Dumbell nebula (M27)

Skywatcher ED120; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 250x60sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; August 2021

The Crescent nebula (NGC 6888)

Skywatcher ED-120; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 200x60sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6); July 2021

The Bubble nebula (NGC 7635)

Skywatcher ED120; Nikon D750, Optolong L-extreme; 200x60sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; July 2021

The North America nebula (NGC 7000)

Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750, Optolong L-extreme; 200x90sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; May 2021

Cygnus wall

Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750, Optolong L-extreme; 150x90sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; August 2021

The Pelican nebula (IC 5070)

Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 180x90sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; May 2021

The Heart nebula (IC 1805)

Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 220x90sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; October 2021

The Soul nebula (IC 1848)

Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 150x90sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; April 2021

The Elephant trunk nebula (IC 1396)

Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme 300x90sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; 2021

The Eastern Veil nebula (NGC 6992)

Skywatcher ED120; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 250x60sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; July 2021

The Western Veil nebula (NGC 6960)

Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 200x90sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; July 2021

The Wizard nebula (NGC 7380)

Skywatcher ED120; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 200x60sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; June 2021

The Flaming star nebula (IC 405)

The Flaming star nebula (IC 405)
Skywatcher ED80; Canon D600 modded; Optolong L-extreme 100x120sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; mars 2021

The California nebula (NGC 1499)

California nebula (NGC 1499)
Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 60x120sec; ISO 4000; Bortle 6; December 2020

The Rosette nebula (NGC 2237)

Rosette nebula (NGC 2237)
Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 30x120sec; ISO 3200; Bortle 6; December 2020

The Monkey head nebula (NGC 2174)

Monkey head nebula (NGC 2174)
Skywatcher ED80; Canon D600 modded; Optolong L-extreme 55x120sec; ISO 3200; Bortle 6; February 2021

The Pacman nebula (NGC 281)

Skywatcher ED120; Nikon D750; Optolong L-extreme; 150x60sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; August 2021

The Orion nebula (M42)

Orion nebula (M42)
Skywatcher ED80; Canon D600 modded; Optolong L-pro; 45x120sec; ISO 800; Bortle 6; February 2021

The Flame (NGC 2024) and Horsehead (IC 434) nebulae

Flame (NGC 2024) and Horsehead nebula (IC 434)
Skywatcher ED80; Canon D600 modded; Optolong L-extreme; 35x120sec; ISO 3200; Bortle 6; February 2021

The owl nebula (M97)

Owl nebula (M97)
Skywatcher ED80; Canon D600 modded; Optolong L-extreme 100x120sec; ISO 3200; Bortle 6; 2021

The Iris nebula (NGC 7023)

Iris nebula (NCG 7023)
Skywatcher ED80; Nikon D750; Optolong L-pro; 115x120sec; ISO 1250; Bortle 6; November 2020