This is the set of images that I submitted to the Hubble's Hidden Treasures contest in the spring of 2012. The winning one is in there, but it's not even my favorite! All processing was done in PixInsight with a bit of finishing in Photoshop.
I took my class to our fourth annual trip to the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. Our tour guide was my good friend Joe Depasquale, the lead press release imager for the Chandra X-Ray telescope.
Images obtained from my home observatory. Equipment includes Cave Astrola 10"f/7 newtonian, SBIG ST8XME, astrodon series E filters, Paramount ME. Solar system images acquired with skynyx 2-0 cameras. Solar imaging with Orion ED80, solarmax SM40 and skynyx camera