This page has some of my favorite astronomical photos. They are taken from my backyard observatory with a 12” Hyperion Telescope. Recently (June, 2023),  I upgraded the Mount and the Camera to get even better images. Another page on the site has images taken with a 6” portable Hyperstar fast telescope. Both instruments were created by Starizona here in Tucson. They give great support and encouragement. The skies here in Arizona are truly amazing. We average about 310 clear nights a year.

M81 - Bode’s Galaxy

NGC1977 - The Running Man Nebula

Messier 20 - The Triffid Nebula

M13 -Star Cluster in Hercules

Messier 8 - the Lagoon Nebula

Hubble Palette

NGC2237 - The Rosette Nebula

Hubble Palette

Messier 42 - The Orion Nebula

IC5070 - The Pelican Nebula

VDB142 - The Elephant Trunk Nebula

Messier 16 - The Pillars of Creation - Hubble Palette

Messier 16 - Natural Colors

NGC7293 - The Helix Nebula

Messier 33 - The Triangulum Galaxy

NGC 281 - The PacMan Nebula

NGC2264 - The Cone Nebula

Messier 20 - The Triffid Nebula

Short Exposure - new camera

Messier 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

Elephant Trunk Nebula-VDB142

Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Messier 27 - The Dumbell Nebula

IC 5070 - Close up of Pelican Nebula  and IC 5067

NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula

The Cygnus Wall - Hubble Palette

NGC6960 - Veil Nebula Complex

NGC7380 - Wizard Nebula Hubble Palette

NGC6992 - Veil Nebula Complex


The Tulip Nebula - Hubble Palette

Melotte 15 - Hubble Palette

Wide view Melotte 15

SH2-171 in Cepheus

NGC 896 in Cassiopeia

IC63 in Cassiopeia