The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex


A widefield mosaic of the large Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex. Rho Ophiuchi is a dark nebula of gas and dust that is located 1° south of the star ρ Ophiuchi of the constellation Ophiuchus (close to the red Supergiant star Antares).


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Astrophotography Showcase

A short compilation of my Astrophotography.


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The Great Nebula in Carina (NGC 3372)


The Carina Nebula is the closest giant star-forming region to our Solar System, in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy (7 500 light years from Earth). It is situated in the Southern Hemisphere Constellation Carina (The Keel). The Carina Nebula (also called The Grand Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula) is one of the largest Diffuse Nebulae in our skies, and contains at least two stars with a combined luminosity over five million times that of the Sun. The star Eta Carinae is at least a hundred times more massive than our star (the Sun), and is a candidate for a Supernova.

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Waxing Crescent Moon behind the clouds

Waxing Crescent Moon in the Clouds
The Waxing Crescent Moon on 16 December 2015, as seen from the Southern Hemisphere, South Africa.

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Super Blood Moon – Total Lunar Eclipse


The Super Moon (Total Lunar Eclipse) on 28 September 2015, as seen from the Southern Hemisphere, South Africa. Photographed between 03:00 and 04:30 am.

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Super Moon


The Full Moon (Super Moon) on 29 August 2015, as seen from the Southern Hemisphere, South Africa. Super Moon is when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth, due to the elliptical orbit that it follows.

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The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)

The oldest light that I’ve captured thus far, from a Galaxy far, far away (situated 11.42 million light years from Earth).

The Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Coin or Silver Dollar Galaxy (NGC 253), is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It is a Starburst galaxy, which means that it is undergoing a period of intense star formation (well it was 11.42 million years ago, as the light took that long to reach us).

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