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Page 1 - Nebulae

D. G. Shows Off His Stuff

This gallery of astrophotography has been compiled from the work of Douglas G. Ostroski. He is well known to club members as the three-time former president of the club ('93, '96 and '97). He is one of the most senior members of the Club, having joined it in its infancy, in 1990. 

As a former aerospace designer, he does enjoy his toys. He was employed at Ford Aerospace, working on weapons systems. He then switched employers and worked for several years for Rockwell International, spending time on the design of the Space Shuttle's cockpit electronics and rocket motors. He may therefore be forgiven for a more than common devotion to space lore.

He has been producing astronomical photographs for over twenty years. Annotated samples are reproduced below. He has also produced a number of original works of space art. We are hopeful that with a little gentle persuasion we might get to showcase a few of those too. 

Doug took most of these pictures using a Ed Byers 812 mount and an Olympus
OM-1 camera loaded with ASA 400-1600 film. His scope is a Celestron C-11 which occupies pride of place in Doug's very own backyard observatory (page 3). 

This page shows off some of his nebular and galactic photography.

News Flash: Doug's going digital in 2009! He has recently acquired a Nikon DSLR and an Orion One Shot Color Digital Camera. See the below gallery for his digital shots.

Another News Flash: Doug has upgraded his scope once again. He now sports a 12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain on a wedge mount. (Pictured below)

The Orion Nebula




North America Nebula
(NGC 7000)


100 minute exposure
Check out the page
on NGC7000 on the
SEDS website 


Comet Hartley 102P approaches the Double Cluster
(NGC 884 & 869)





The Seven Sisters

Also known as the Pleiades or M45


Pinwheel Galaxy (M33)

264 second exposure. Nikon D40.
Check out the page on M33 on the SEDS website


Lagoon Nebula (M8) and Triffid Nebula (M20) in Sagittarius

Nikon D40 DSLR 214 Seconds at F5.6. ISO 1600.
Check out the pages on M8 and M20 on the SEDS website

The Famous Horse Head Nebula, a Dark Nebula in Orion

Nikon D40 DSLR

The Hercules Cluster taken with a Nikon D40.

M51 and NGC5195 are colliding galaxies in Ursa Major.



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