Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

A collection of astronomical photos taken by Adam Lundie at Eatons Hill Observatory.

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Little Gem Nebula NGC6818 thumbnail
03-Jul-2022
Perhaps too small of an object for amateur equipment to tease out any details, I decided to try my luck on the Little Gem Nebula. NGC 6818 is roughly 6000 light-years away from Earth. The glow of the cloud is just over half a light-year across.

Wishing Well Cluster thumbnail
16-Jun-2022
First Calalogued in 1752, the NGC 3532, also known as the Wishing Well Cluster is an open cluster comprised of approximately 150 stars. It was also the first object ever observed by the Hubble Space Telescope. The bright orange star in the top right of the image is x Carinae (x Car), the brightest yellow hypergiant in the sky - 200,000 times as luminous as the Sun.

Barred Double Ring Spiral Galaxy NGC 1398 thumbnail
30-May-2022
NGC 1398 is a barred spiral galaxy with double ring structure 65 million light years distant.

NGC6872 Galactic Group thumbnail
29-Apr-2022
With more than 16 galaxies in one very narrow field of view, the elliptical galaxy NGC6876 is centered, interacting with NGC6877. In the bottom right, the spiral arms of NGC6872 are spread out by the interaction with IC4970

Sharpless 63 thumbnail
30-Mar-2022
Although categorised as a hydrogen emission nebula, Sh2-63 lacks the bright red colouring typical of similar objects.

Lyon Group of Galaxies 455 thumbnail
08-Nov-2021
This interacting trio of galaxies is known as the Lyon Group of Galaxies 455, made up of the galaxies NGC 7233 (middle), NGC 7232 (upper), and NGC 7232B (right).

The Bubble Galaxy thumbnail
10-Aug-2021
NGC 3521 is a flocculent spiral galaxy located 26 million light-years away from Earth

Spiral Galaxy NGC 5068 thumbnail
23-Jul-2021
NGC 5068 is a seldom photographed face-on galaxy sporting a bright central bar with diffuse spiral arms containing areas of pink hydrogen nebulosity and star-forming regions.

Spiral Galaxy NGC 5084 thumbnail
12-Jun-2021
Categorised as a supermassive disk galaxy, at a distance of 80 million light years and 200,000 light years across, NGC 5084 is one of the largest galaxies in the Virgo Supercluster. Seen edge on, the warped disk is a result of stealing material from nearby satellite galaxies.

Cosmic Bubble NGC 6781 thumbnail
15-Feb-2021
Stars such as our Sun do not contain enough mass to finish their lives in the glorious explosions known as supernovae. However, they are still able to salute their imminent demise into dense, Earth-sized embers called white dwarfs by first expelling colourful shells of gas known as planetary nebulae.

Red Spider Nebula thumbnail
26-Nov-2020
The Red Spider Nebula (also catalogued as NGC 6537) is a planetary nebula located near the heart of the Milky Way.

Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744 thumbnail
21-Nov-2020
NGC 6744 (Caldwell 101) is a spiral galaxy about 31 million light-years away, tilted towards our line of sight. It is thought to be one of the most Milky Way-like spiral galaxies in our immediate vicinity. It also has at least one distorted companion galaxy similar to the Magellanic Clouds.

Reflection Nebula IC 4601 thumbnail
13-Oct-2020
IC 4601 is a reflection nebula within the larger Blue Horsehead Nebula. Reflection nebulae are actually made up of dust that normally appears dark but can reflecting the light of nearby stars.

Edge On Spiral Galaxy NGC 5170 thumbnail
01-Oct-2020
NGC5710 is a rarely photographed spiral galaxy approximately 96 million light years distant. The core is comprised of old yellow stars, with young blue stars in its spiral arms, obscured by prominent dust lanes.

Saturn Nebula thumbnail
27-Sep-2020
The Saturn Nebula is a tiny but complex planetary nebula, ~4000 light years away in Aquarius. The Saturn Nebula gets its name from its resemblance to the planet Saturn to the observer.

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