RAS Photography

Compiled here are some of our favorite photographs, many of which were taken by our very own RAS members. Also located on this page is links to many of the larger albums that contain much of the photography that our members have done.

First general meeting of the 2013-2014 academic year
October 7, 2013

NGC 2736: The Pencil Nebula 
Image Credit:  ESO
September 24, 2012

Curiosity on Mars: A Wall of Gale Crater
Image Credit: 
August 15, 2012

Curiosity on Mars

Waxing gibbous Moon
February 5, 2009

Mosaic of Moon images from 10-inch reflector

NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula
November 2008

NGC 7635 imaged with 10-inch reflector

M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
October 4, 2008

M27 imaged with 10-inch reflector

Comet Holmes
October 29th, 2007

Comet Holmes, 36x5s exposures, 0.25m f/6.

Yerkes Observatory aurora
May 15, 2005

Aurora photo by Dean Armstrong

2003 UB313 animation
August 8-9, 2005

RAS member Steven Lucy took these two images of 2003 UB313 at the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory using the 41-inch reflector.

More pictures of the May 15, 2005 aurora.
Pictures of the November 8, 2004 aurora.
More CCD images (including supernovae 1998aq!)
First-light images from our old CCD
Photos from a trip to UW-Madison to visit Chris Conselice and the 15-inch refractor and 6-inch Clark owned by S.W. Burnham.

Messier 51 interacting galaxy pair pictures
Old photos of the RAS Observatory and members
Images of Solar System objects
Images of eclipses
Comet Hale-Bopp images
Comet Hyakutake images
Yerkes trip photos


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