Plymouth Astronomical Society

Images by Steve Cooke

These images were mainly taken from Steve's garden in Brixton, South Devon using a Skywatcher 200P and a modified Cannon 1000D at prime focus.  Many have been stacked in Deep Sky Stacker (DSS), processed in either DSS or GIMP and filtered in Noiseware.  They are generally 20-60 RAW exposures of 30-60 seconds.

M17, M13 and the drawings of the Veil nebula and M71 were through a 500mm reflector at the COAA in Portugal.

5 day old Moon

Crab Nebula, M1

Hercules cluster, M13

Globular cluster in Pegasus, M15

Omega Nebula, M17

Dumbell Nebula, M27

Globular cluster in Aquarius, M2

Open cluster in Auriga, M36

The Pleiades, M45

Ring Nebula, M57

Globular cluster in Sagitta, M71

Orion Nebula, M42 (single shot, 60secs, ISO 800)


Partial Solar eclipse, March 20, 2015

Triangulum Galaxy, M33

Theophilus and Rupes Altai

Theophilus Chain

Total eclipse of the Moon, 28 September, 2015

Veil Nebula in Cygnus

Wild Duck Cluster, M11

Horsehead Nebula


Leo Triplet, M66, M65, NGC3628


Orion Nebula, M42

Oceanus Procellarum 29.11.17

11 day old Moon 29.11.17

Perseus Double Cluster

Trifid Nebula, M20 NGC 6514 - Skywatcher 200P + Canon 1000D (M); 54 x 30s ISO 1600; stacked in DSS; stretched in GIMP; final image cropped


Running Man Nebula, M43 - 28 x 1 min exposures at ISO1600

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

NGC2244 in the Rosette Nebula





Jupiter with the 4 Galilean Moons






Moon, Copernicus Crater


Andromeda M31 (Adobe RGB)



M41 Filtered



Pinwheel Galaxy



Whirlpool Galaxy M51 with NGC 5195 and IC 4263


Schroter's Valley (ZWO camera)



Tycho to Schickard



Ptolemaeus Area


Archimedes with Montes


Straight Wall


M103 open cluster

M3 globular cluster


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