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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]

 

NGC6946 Fireworks Galaxy
Cocoon Nebula

Fireworks Galaxy NGC6946 and open star cluster NGC6939 in Cygnus and Coma Berenices Constellations -- October 04-05, 2016

Cocoon Nebula and attendant dark nebulae – Cygnus Constellation -- October 06-07, 2016
M11
M11

M11 – The Wild Duck Cluster – Scutum Constellation -- October 20-21, 2016

M11 – The Wild Duck Cluster (cropped image) – Scutum Constellation -- October 20-21, 2016
Elephant's Trunk Nebula
Elephant's Trunk Nebula

IC1396 and The Elephant’s Trunk – Cepheus Constellation -- October 21-22, 2016

IC1396 and The Elephant’s Trunk (cropped image) – Cepheus Constellation -- October 21-22, 2016
Cave Nebula
Cave Nebula

The Cave Nebula / Caldwell 9 / Sh-2-155
Cepheus Constellation -- October 29-30, 2016

The Cave Nebula / Caldwell 9 / Sh-2-155 (cropped image)
Cepheus Constellation -- October 29-30, 2016
Pacman Nebula
NGC253 Sculptor Galaxy

The Pacman Nebula / NGC281 / IC11 – Cassiopeia Constellation
November 18-19, 2016

 

The Sculptor Galaxy / NGC253 (C65) / and Globular Cluster NGC288
Sculptor Constellation
November 23-24, 2016

ET Cluster NGC457
ET Cluster NGC457

The ET Cluster / NGC457 (C13) / and Open Star Cluster NGC436
Cassiopeia Constellation
November 25-26, 2016

 

The ET Cluster / NGC457 (C13) / and Open Star Cluster NGC436
Cassiopeia Constellation
November 25-26, 2016

Horsehead and flame Nebulae

Horsehead (B33) and Flame (NGC2024) Nebulae
Orion Constellation
March 09, 2015

 

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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