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Nancy👽  Amateur astronomer and landscape/wildlife photographer who loves learning & sharing. Seeking to inspire late learners. Long Island, New York

While hunting for the comet in the bright moon light, I stumble across "Cleopatra's Eye (NGC 1535) planetary nebula in Eridanus . Through our telescope this bubble of gas appears to glow a pale neon aqua. Visually the central star can sometimes be difficult to see, but in the image its existence is quite certain. NGC 1535 is no less than 1500 light years away. " Stellarvue 102 and canon 60Da #stellarvue #canon80d #canon #planetarynebula #cool

Waxing gibbous 12/18/18 Stellarvue 102 and canon8OD. #moon #waxinggibbous #stellarvue #moon_awards #moon_of_the_day

The Orion Nebula (M42 )and a faint running man (M43) The Orion constellation is one of the most identifiable in the night sky. This is a single 30 second shot taken with a Stellarvue 102 on a Celestron AVX mount and a canon 60Da. #stellarvue #AVX#celestron #orion #orionnebula #canon #astrophotography

Comet 46P/Wirtanen. I know, I know enough with this comet. I was excited to get a better shot of it even with all the noise. Thanks to @astro.gordonfreeman for helping me bring out some more details. Hoping the weather clears up so we can all get another go at it. Stellarvue 102 on an Celestron AVX mount and a canon 60DA #comet#comet46pwirtanen #longisland#islandstrong #exploreliny #islandprimeshot #canon #celestron#stellarvue

Thank you so much for the feature @moon_of_the_day. It’s a huge honor to be part of your gallery. I also would like to thank @catindamoon who works so hard to keep up with is gallery so that we can all enjoy it. 🤗😍🙏

Tonight’s waxing crescent moon. Stellarvue 102 canon 80D on a Celestron AVX #stellarvue #canon #canon80d #celestrontelescope #moon #moon_of_the_day #moon_awards #waxing crescent

Went out last night again to try and capture comet 46P/Wirtanen the comet has a small bright core which turns to a huge circular dim haze. When observing it through binoculars in our not so clear skies here in New York. I find it looks like M13 with a hint of green.
I used my Stellarvue 102 and my celestron AVX mount with a canon 80D this was a 30second exposure at 1000 ISO#comet#longisland #stellarvue #keeptrying

Comet 46P Wirtanen. I figured I would give it another try. The weather is not looking so good the next week or so. The seeing was poor. I wasn’t a 100% sure I had it in the binoculars, not to mention I had frost on everything. Telescope, eye pieces , binoculars. There was no wind so it was do able. This was a single shot taken with a Stellarvue 102 and a canon 80D, 15 second shot at 800 ISO. Even at 800 ISO there was a lot of noise.#comet #comet46pwirtanen #keeptrying #longisland
For those of you who can't find it with a finder chart you can go to heavens-above.com look for comets, click it and you will be able to see a finder chart and its position. If you have a goto scope you can enter it's right ascension and declination into your hand controller which you will find in Menu ( goto RA-DEC) You have to be sky aligned to do this method.

Thank you @eaglesoflongisland for the feature it’s an honor to be feature with such a majestic beauty. If you aren’t already following them you should give them a look.

I was trying to find Mars and Neptunes conjunction this afternoon, which already took place this morning. I waited until the sun set and tried again. The best capture I could get was through my view finder. I took a cell phone shot of it. #mars#neptune#conjunctions #igotit

Beautiful Female Snow owl from Jones Beach Long Island. When I finally saw her it was right before sunset. There were so many pictures to pick from. I decided to share more then one. The light was magnificent. #snowy #snowyowl #canon #canon5dmarkiv #sigma
#news12li #longisland #nature_cuties #animal_captures #animal_sultans #fiftyshades_of_nature#nature_perfection#nature_altinkare #islandstrong #exploreliny #animalfanatics #nature#fotofanatics_nature_ #longislandproshots#cutenessoverload #natureprimeshot #all_animals_addiction #ayearinthesound#nc_cuties

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