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

 

Astro-images of Willis Greiner [copyright Rabbit Valley Observatory/Willis Greiner, 2016 -- all rights reserved]

 

Rosette Nebula
M38

Rosette Nebular Complex (NGC2237-9) and imbedded open star cluster NGC2244 in Monoceros -- February 06, 2016

M38 and adjacent open star cluster NGC1907 in Auriga -- February 09, 2016

Cone Nebula area in Monoceros

Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster and adjacent deep-sky-objects Monoceros Constellation -- February 11-12, 2016

Southern Milky Way
Southern Milky Way

Southern Cross and Milky Way from Tau Pan Camp, Botswana
March 28, 2016

Southern Cross and Milky Way from Lagoon Camp, Botswana
April 03, 2016
M101 Pinwheel Galaxy
M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy and adjacent deep-sky objects in Ursa Major Constellation -- July 05-06, 2016

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy and adjacent deep-sky objects in Ursa Major Constellation -- July 05-06, 2016
M22 Globular Cluster
M22 Globular Cluster

M22 Globular Cluster in Sagittarius Constellation -- July 11, 2016

M22 Globular Cluster in Sagittarius Constellation -- July 11, 2016

 

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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(all content copyright 2015/2016 Willis Greiner Photography, all rights reserved)