Pennyrile Stargaze

The 2016 Pennyrile Stargaze will be held from October 1 to October 9. No preregistration is required, however, if you plan to attend please contact us on this FB page or at jsshirleysr@gmail.com telling us the number of days you plan to attend. This will help us with planning for the Porta Potties. Visitors are always welcome.... Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and friendly fellowship will be provided

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Mars 8-4-18

LX200R 14inch F25 2.5X Powermate Barlow, DSI III CCD color imager, 600 Frames stacked @ .0434 sec's each

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Moon 8-4-18


LX200R 14inch F10, DSI III CCD imager, 3 Frames stacked @ .0028 sec's each

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Mars 7-28-18

Meade LX200R 14inch F20, Meade 2X barlow, DSI III CCD color imager, 100 Frames stacked @ .0442 sec's each

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mars 7-25-18

Meade LX200R 14inch, F20, 2X Barlow, DSI III CCD color imager, 1006 Frames stacked @ .0625 sec's each. For those who might not be aware of, Mars currently has a planet-wide dust storm obscuring most of the surface details. This comes at a bad time since Mars will be at opposition with Earth on the 27th. So this image as far my equipment is concerned is about as good as its going to get thanks to the dust storm.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Saturn 7-1-18

LX200R 14inch F25, 2.5X Powermate, DSI I color imager, 100 Frames stacked @ .1750 sec's each

Monday, June 18, 2018

Saturn 6-18-18

LX200R 14inch @ F10, DSI III color imager, 100 Frames stacked @ .500 sec's each

Saturn 6-18-18

LX200R 14inch@ F20, 2X Barlow, DSI III color imager, 100 Frames stacked @ .7107 sec's each

Jupiter 6-18-18

LX200R 14inch @ F10, DSI III color imager, 100 Frames stacked @ .0664 sec's each

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mars 6-16-18

Meade LX200R 14inch F10, DSI III color imager, 100 Frames @ .0110 sec's each stacked

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Solar Eclipse 8-21-17 Diamond Ring crop

Pentax K10D, 200mm Telephoto, ISO 400, F27, 1/90 sec exp. Celestron AVX mount

Solar Eclipse 8-21-17 Diamond Ring shots

Pentax K10D, 200mm Telephoto, ISO 400 F27, 1/90 sec exp., Celestron AVX EQ mount

Solar Eclipse 8-21-17

Pentax K10D, ISO 400, 200mm Telephoto, F27, 1/90th sec exp. Celestron AVX EQ mount

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bubble Nebula NGC 7635 11-26-16

LX200R 14inch F7, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 25 Frames @ 120 sec's each stacked

Monday, November 14, 2016

Perigee Moon 11-14-16

William Optics FLT 98 F6.3, DSI III CCD, 3 Frames @ .0007 sec's each stacked

Saturday, November 5, 2016

NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy 11-4-16

William Optics FLT 98 F6.3, WO Field Flattener, AVX mount,Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 7 Frames @ 300 sec's (5mins) each stacked

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pinwheel Galaxy (M33) 10-6-16

William Optics FLT 98 F6.3, AVX mount, WO Field Flattener, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 22-300 sec (5min) frames stacked

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Uranus 10-15-16

LX200R 14inch  F10, 2.5X Powermate, DSI III color CCD, 50 frames @ .0662 sec's each stacked

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Orion Nebula (M42), Running Man Nebula (NGC 1977 10-5-16

William Optics FLT 98 F6.3, AVX mount, WO Field Flattener, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 20-300 sec (5min) frames stacked

Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Pelican Nebula IC5070 9-4-16

William Optics FLT 98 F6.3, AVX mount, Nightscape 8300 CCD, 10 Frames @ 300 sec's (5 mins) each stacked

Saturday, September 3, 2016

M57 9-3-16


LX200 GPS 8inch F10, AVX mount, Nightscape 8300 CCD, 60 Frames @ 30 sec's each stacked

M15 9-3-16

LX200 GPS 8inch F10, AVX mount, Nightscape 8300 CCD, 40 Frames @ 30 sec's each stacked

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Saturn 7-16-16


LX200R 14inch F10, DSI III color CCD, 100 Frames stacked @ .0313 sec's each

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mars 5-22-16

LX200R14 F20, DSI III CCD, 100 Frames @ .0882 sec's each stacked

Saturn 5-22-16

LX200R14  F20, DSI III CCD, 100 Frames @ .1250 sec's each stacked

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Whale Galaxy NGC 4631+4627- Hockey Stick Galaxy NGC 4656 + 4657 4-9-16


William Optics FLT 98, WO Field Flattener, AVX mount, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 10 Frames stacked @ 480 sec's (8mins) each   The Hockey Stick galaxy has two NGC designation numbers. It is a pair of galaxies

Friday, February 19, 2016

M31 11-14-14 reprocessed

William Optics FLT 98, Celestron VX EQ mount, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 18 Frames @ 300 sec's (5mins) each stacked

Saturday, February 6, 2016

M81 2-6-16

LX200 GPS 8inch F10, AVX mount, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 18-300 sec's (5mins) frames stacked

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Rosette Nebula 1-29-16

William Optics FLT 98 F6.3, AVX mount, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 8 Frames @ 300 sec's (5mins) each stacked

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Comet Catalina 1-2-16

William Optics FLT 98 F6.3- AVX mount-Nightscape 8300 CCD- 10-5min Frames stacked

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Otwell Library Newspaper Article 12-9-15

Otwell librarian Emily Willis assembled this display of books about space exploration and astronomy. The library has formed a partnership with Mark and Marcie Miller, who have photographed astronomical objects, as well as NASA lift-offs. Their photos are displayed at the Otwell Library and published on their Red n Blue Observatory channel on the Night Skies Network.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

M1 Crab Nebula 12-5-15

LX200 GPS 8inch F10, AVX mount, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 10 Frames @ 300 sec's (5min's) each stacked

Sunday, November 15, 2015

M42 11-14-15

William Optics FLT98 F6.3, WO Field Flattener, AVX mount, Nightscape 8300 CCD, 5 Frames @ 300 sec's (5 min's) stacked

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NGC 891 11-14-15


William Optics FLT 98 F6.3 WO Field Flattener AVX mount Nightscape 8300 CCD  12 Frames @ 300 sec's (5 mins) each stacked