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Astrophotography by Michelle Stone

Although my passion is observational astronomy, I have? always had a strong desire to photograph the heavens. I use several techniques with various pieces of equipment to shoot each subject.? Click on any of the images to explore work I have done with similar subjects.?

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Galaxies are my favorites. They are also the most difficult to photograph. They have a low surface brightness and many tend to be small from our perspective

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Nebulae are regions in space that contain large volumes of gas and dust.


Globular Star Clusters are superclusters of stars within our galaxy.


Open Star Fields are the most stunning of celestial photographs in my opinion. These are wide areas of the sky and are shot with just an ordinary vintage SLR camera

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Our solar system?

Planetary nebulae are stars that are in the process of

Galaxy Superclusters?