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This is the MAS astrophotography gallery which displays some of the images taken by our members. We hope to get so many that we have to start cycling the images through, just to keep the server space down. Visit often! The images taken from the observatory demonstrate the light-grabbing power of the CCD camera, even in a light polluted environment like New Berlin, WI.

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Ways to Explore These Images

What's New - The area below lists the most recent images taken from the top down.  Images of current interest are often found easily here.

Categories - The categories on the left menu display images organized by subject.  Seeing several images of the same or related objects can bring about a deeper appreciation and understanding.    Categories Include: Solar Images   Lunar Images   Planets   Globulars Clusters   Open Clusters   Nebulas   Galaxies   Planetaries   Comets   Wide Field   Cell Phone   Other Images  

MAS Showcase - This is the launching pad to view our images taken of distant Messier objects.  This area is special in that it showcases the power of the Observatory equipment in gathering these images.  A project to gather images of all 110 Messier objects from our observatory location was begun in Sept 2015 and it will take at least a full year to gather images of all these objects  Come see our progress.

Messier Showcase - This is a reordered list of the MAS Showcase to make it easier to locate specific Messier object images.  

What's New in the Showcase

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NGC 1535 - Cleopatra's Eye Nebula by Paul BorchardtNGC 1535 - Cleopatra's Eye Nebula
B-Scope with a Canon T3i with BackyardEOS control. Astronomik CLS Clip filter. 45 one min exposures. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

NGC 2246 - Butterfly Nebula - Paul BorchardtNGC 2246 - Butterfly Nebula
B-Scope with a Canon T3i with BackyardEOS control. Astronomik CLS Clip filter. 45 one min exposures. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

NGC 2237 - The Rosette Nebula by Arun HegdeNGC 2237 - The Rosette Nebula
Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR piggybacked to B-Scope. 40 1 minute exposures at ISO800. Processing: RNC, PS, and Lightroom.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Arun Hegde

The Heart Nebula, IC1805 by Gabe ShaugnnessyIC 1805 - Heart Nebula
Scope: TMB130SS @ f/5.6, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, SII: 20x15min. Ha: 12x15min. OIII: 20x15min. 13 hrs. total exposure. Processing: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

M33 - Jason DoyleM33 - The Triangulum Galaxy
Scope: Explorer Scientific Comet Hunter F4.8 152mm, Camera: Canon 60D, 80 frames - 3 min @ 1600 ISO. 6 frames - 4 min @ 1600 ISO. Total exp: 4 hours 23 minutes. Process: DSS & PS.Lightroom. Jan. 2018
Photo: Jason Doyle

NGC 246 - The Skull Nebula - Paul BorchardtNGC 246 - The Skull Nebula
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M27 The Dumbell Nebula - Paul BorchardtNGC 1514 - The Crystal Ball Nebula
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

NGC 2440 - Paul BorchardtNGC 2440
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

NGC 6781 The Phantom Streakl Nebula - Paul BorchardtNGC 6741 - The Phantom Streak Nebula
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

NGC 7048 - Paul BorchardtNGC 7048
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

NGC 6804 - Paul BorchardtNGC 6804
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

NGC 6905 - The Blue Flash Nebula - Paul BorchardtNGC 6905 - The Blue Flash Nebula
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M27 The Dumbell Nebula - Paul BorchardtM27 - The Dumbbell Nebula
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M97 - The Owl Nebula - Paul BorchardtM97 - The Owl Nebula
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M76 - The Little Dumbbell Nebula - Paul BorchardtM76 - The Little Dumbbell Nebula
B-Scope, 12.5" f/7.4 Reflector, Canon T5 DSLR. Stack of 45 images, 1 minute each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M45 The Pleiades - Paul BorchardtNGC 7293 - The Helix Nebula
F-Scope, Celestron C14 w/HyperStar at f/1.9 Canon T5 DSLR, ISO1600. Stack of 45 images, 90 seconds each. Processed in Pixinsight and combined in PS.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Paul Borchardt

The Helix - Paul BorchardtNGC 7293 - The Helix Nebula
F-Scope, Celestron C14 w/HyperStar at f/1.9, Camera: Canon T5 DLSR at ISO 1600. 45 exposures @ 1 minutes. 45 min total exp. Processing: Pixinsight and Photoshop.
Dec. 2017
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M45 Pleiades - Chad AndristM45 - Pleiades
Scope: Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII, camera: ASI1600MMC, Filters: Optolong LRGB 1.25"/ASI EFW8, Processing: SGP, AP-ASCOM, PHD, Pixinsight.
Jan. 2018
Photo: Chad Andrist

Pleiades - Arun HegdeM45 - Pleiades
From Cupertino, CA. 5D Mark IV using a 400mm lens at ISO1600. 39 1 minute exposures. Processing using RNC color stretch and PS..
Dec. 2017
Photo: Arun Hegde

M1 - Crab Nebula - Russ  BlankenbergM1 - Crab Nebula
B-Scope, DSLR, 22 1-minute images.
Dec. 2017
Photo: Russ Blankenberg

NGC 2174  by Jeff Kraehnke & Gabe ShaugnnessyNGC 2174 - Monkey Head
Jeff - Scope: TMB92SS @ f/4.4, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, 3x15min subs in each Ha, SII, OIII. 2.25 hrs exp. Proc: SGP,PHD2,APCC,Pixinsight. Gabe - Scope: Stellarvue 130T @ f/5, Camera: QSI690-wsg8,7x10min subs in each Ha, SII, OIII. 3.5 hrs exp. Proc: Software: SGP, PHD2, Pixinsight, PS. Dec. 2017
Photo: Jeff Kraehnke & Gabe Shaughnessy

Veil Nebula - Chad AndristVeil Nebula
Scope: Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII, Camera: ASI1600MMC, Filters: Optolong NB 1.25"/ASI EFW8m. Ha 7.5nm: 17x300sec, OIII 6nm: 15x300sec. Processing: SGP, AP-ASCOM, PHD, Pixinsight. Dec. 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

The Orion  Nebula by Gabe ShaugnnessyThe Orion Nebula
Scope: TMB92SS @ f/4.4, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, RGB: 24x15sec, 24x1min, 36x5min. Total exposure: 3.5 hrs. Processing: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight
Dec. 2017
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

NGC 2237 - The Rosette Nebula by Scott JamiesonNGC 2237 - The Rosette Nebula
Scope: C11 Edge at f/7. 4x1200 seconds for S2, HA and O3. 80 min. total exposure. Processing: Pixinsight.
Dec. 2017
Photo: Scott Jamieson

NGC 2237 - The Rosette Nebula by Gabe ShaugnnessyNGC 2237 - The Rosette Nebula
Scope: TMB92SS @ f/4.4, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, RGB: 30x6min total, Ha: 5x15min. 2.8 hrs total exposure. Processing: Software: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight
Dec. 2017
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy