Pretty Pictures

M27: This is the first "photograph" I ever took of a celestial object. It's a color-composite CCD image of the Dumbbell Nebula (M27) taken by the 36" reflector at the Warner and Swasey Observatory's Nassau Station in Chardon Ohio. The image was created by combining three separate exposures of equal length taken with a red, a green, and a blue filter.
Pleiades: This is a mosaic of the Pleiades (M45) in blue light created from four images obtained from the archive of the STScI Digitized Sky Survey.
McDonald Observatory: These are pictures from various observing runs at McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

Adam Ritchey /

Last Modified: 18 Feb 2007