NOTE: [September 16, 2013] Some of the images in this website from the Nnebula section, Tutorials, and a few other areas are temporarily inaccessible - we're working hard to have them all restored shortly. Our apologies for any inconvenience!
As you can see, there aren't many images of galaxies here, at least compared to the number of photographs in the nebula section for example. This is mainly because lately I have been specializing in wide-field imaging, and most galaxies with a very few exceptions not only don't require wide field imaging, but they in fact are usually very small - small as seen from Earth. Still, every once in a while I do like to photograph galaxies, and eventually I may start experimenting with long focal length astroimaging, in which case, "tiny" galaxies could become a regular target for me.
Images are shown in chronological order, showing first the most recent ones.
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Pre-CCD Galaxy Images
Following are the images I captured during what I could describe as my "Introduction to Astrophotography" period. All of them were taken with Canon DSLR cameras, and while some people are doing amazing work with DSLR cameras - especially now that you can easily add cooling to them and the CMOS chips are getting better - in my case you can probably see there's a before and after in my images as I switched from DSLR to CCD. I mainly make this division because generally speaking, the images you see below are those of a person who's mainly learning the basics of astrophotography and astroimage processing, and none of the images should be used as a reference for anything other than seeing the type of images I was producing when I started doing astrophotography. I no longer do many of the things I used to do then, and certainly I have also learned a great deal about things I should do that I wasn't doing before.
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