Below are indexes to astrophotography images from the Starry Nights B&B in Wimberley, TX. This page has an index to my Hill Country Wildlife Pictures. See also Texas Hill Country Bird Pictures, Hummingbirds here, Dragonflies and Damselflies here, Starry Nights Bugs, Snakes, Butterflies, and some lizards! But first, a cool picture from 2012.
Dick, Larry, Christina, and Shirley, with Orion, Taurus, and the Seven Sisters in the background.
See details on this page, which features a huge version of this picture with a sky-chart mouseover feature.
The Andromeda Galaxy, Charles Messier's 31st catalogued object (M31) is about 2,900,000 (2.9 million) light years away. It is the nearest major galaxy to our own "Milky Way" and contains 1 trillion stars. (Wow!) Below M31 is another, much smaller galaxy, M110. M32 is another galaxy shown in this shot; it is the bright patch just above left. See this Wikipedia link for more info on M31. The image above is presented at 1920x1080 pixels.
Capture Details: See my dedicated M31 page here.
Star Trails over the B&B
March 2012 Moon & Conjunction Photos
New 2006: Star Trails and Orionid Meteors
Starry Nights 17mm Star Trails
See this one toward the bottom of this page
IC1396: The Elephant Trunk Nebula
Butterfly Nebula Close-ups are here
Looks like a good 10 hours on this one, featuring the evening's astro-imaging session.
M16 Eagle Nebula
|M52 and Bubble Nebula|
The star trails video is from Starry Nights, Wimberley, TX, December 2012.
Below: Links by Date
Dragonfly & Damselfly Pictures
Orion was framed in this shot as I started the star trails. Betelgeuse is the reddish star near the top that stars about 1/3 of the way over. The three "belt stars" start below that, and then Rigel. Sirius the dog star, and brightest star in the sky, starts near the mid-left edge of the frame.
This shot is a bit overexposed at f8 using my Olympus 2n camera and Olympus 21mm lens. It was exposed for close to 8 hours. Fuji SHQ 200 film.
Older and many more Star Trails!
Astronomy Pictures: Dick Locke's Astrophoto Gateway page....
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