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The images that follow were obtained using CCD imaging technology available at the Saint Johns Observatory. If you have thought that astronomy is just “stargazing”, these images demonstrate that there is a lot more out there than just stars!

M20. The “Trifid Nebula”.






NGC891. A distant galaxy in Andromeda.






M8. The “Lagoon Nebula”.






In color:

M27. The “Dumbell Nebula”.






M51. The “Whirlpool Galaxy”.






M57. The “Ring Nebula”.






M17. The “Swan Nebula”.






And finally, a little closer to home are the familiar Jupiter and Saturn:



(All images by Tim Tasto)