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Welcome to taosastronomer.com!

offering local "hands-on" observing
(visual and imaging) sessions and instruction
viewing and imaging from Rabbit Valley Observatory
a dark sky location on the mesa just west of Taos, NM

 

Astro-images of Willis Greiner [copyright Rabbit Valley Observatory/Willis Greiner, 2015 -- all rights reserved]
Orion Nebula M42
Comet Lovejoy
Orion Nebula -- M42 -- January 08, 2015 -- first finished image from RVO
Comet Lovejoy -- January 10, 2015 -- second finished image from RVO
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae
Plieades
Orion Nebula M42
Pleiades -- March 15, 2015
Orion and Running Man Nebulae -- March 14, 2015
Whirpool Galaxy M51
Whirpool Galaxy M51
Whirlpool Galaxy -- M51 -- March 24, 2015 -- original image
Whirlpool Galaxy -- M51 -- March 24, 2015 -- enlarged image
Leo galaxy trio -- M65, M66, NGC3628
Leo galaxy trio -- M65, M66, NGC3628
Leo galaxy trio -- M65 / M66 / NGC3628 -- May 17-18, 2015 -- original horizontal image
Leo galaxy trio -- M65 / M66 / NGC3628 -- May 17-18, 2015 -- cropped vertical image
M81 and M82
M81 and M82
M81 galaxy grouping -- M81 / M82 / NGC3077 -- May 22-23, 2015 -- original horizontal image
M8 and M20
Helix Nebula
M8 (Lagoon) and M20 (Trifid) Nebulae and open cluster M21 -- at the core of the Milky Way in Sagittarius -- July 21-22, 2015

NGC 7293 (Caldwell 63) -– The Helix Nebula in Aquarius -- October 13/14, 2015

Helix Nebula
NGC 7293 (Caldwell 63) -– The Helix Nebula in Aquarius -- October 13/14, 2015
(redone from above with the application of additional noise cancellation software and cropped vertically)

 

Please click on text or images to view larger versions / most larger version titles accessed will link externally to interesting additional information on each photographic subject

 

nebulae

click the rollover image above or this text to access astro-imager Willis Greiner's newest galleries of colorful original astrophotographs
-- these most recent astrophotographs taken using RVO's exemplary Explore Scientific 127mm apochromatic refractor

click this text to access Willis Greiner's original gallery #1 of astrophotographs / these images taken through RVO's original photographic instrument, the 80mm William's Optics Megrez achromatic refractor
click this text to access Willis Greiner's gallery #3 of astrophotographs taken through RVO's original 80mm Megrez achromatic refractor
click this text to access Willis Greiner's gallery #4 of astrophotographs taken through RVO's original 80mm Megrez achromatic refractor

 

solar eclipse

 

grayscale
 

 

To correctly and accurately view images such as those seen on this website, it is important to adjust your computer or device's monitor to the neutral gray scale above. First of all, every sector seen above should appear to be shades of a neutral gray -- gradually moving from black to white -- further, each segment should be independently visible, not "oozing into" one another. When your device is correctly calibrated (not so difficult) you will be able to view the images as they were created and intended to be seen.  

 


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