Southern Hemisphere Images

In April, 1998, I journeyed with my friend John Gleason to Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia.  We arrived just in time for the end of the El Nino drought.  Out of the 10 days of shooting we had planned we had two very damp and cold evenings to take images.  During those two nights we saw some of the most spectacular skies either of us had ever seen, as our photos will attest.  Another trip was taken in March-April of 2000.  The weather was against us again and we came back with a few images.  Mine were all done with a CCD camera through a Hydrogen-alpha filter.  Thanks to our hosts, Steve Lee and his family, we had a wonderful visit in spite of the weather.

Bat Nebula - IC 2948
Rho Ophiuchi Region
Eta Carina
Eta Carina - portion 1
Eta Carina - portion 2
Eta Carina - portion 3
Coal Sack region of the Milky Way
Milky Way
Milky Way with Eta Carina
LMC - Widefield
Omega Centauri
Cat's Paw Nebula
 Cat's Paw and Region
Tarantula Nebula