horsehead and flame nebulae


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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

 

New!!! -- colorful and finely detailed new images using RVO's recently-installed 127mm ES127ED Explore Scientific Apochromatic refractor and employing the recently-renovated HyperTuned Losmandy G-11 mount, equipped with Ovision's high-precision RA worm, and most recently also featuring Losmandy's RA extension kit.

 

Astro-images of Willis Greiner [copyright Rabbit Valley Observatory/Willis Greiner, 2017-2018 -- all rights reserved]

 

Orion Nebula M42
Horesehead and Flame Nebulae
Horsehead and Flame Nebulae

 

Horsehead (B33) and Flame (NGC2024) Nebulae
Orion Constellation
February 26-27, 2017

Horsehead (B33) and Flame (NGC2024) Nebulae
Orion Constellation
February 26-27, 2017

M38 / NGC1907
NGC2403
2017 Total Solar Eclipse Corona
Spiral Galaxy NGC2403/Caldwell 7 Camelopardalis Constellation
March 19-20, 2017
2017 Total Solar Eclipse
observed from Alliance, Nebraska
August 21, 2017

 

M27 Dumbbell Nebula
Dumbbell Planetary Nebula/M27/Caldwell 6853
Vulpecula Constellation
November 18-19, 2017

 

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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"The Imperative of Night" narrative
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(all content copyright 2015-2018 Willis Greiner Photography, all rights reserved)