DSLR and iPhone images https://www.midcheshireastro.co.uk/apps/photos/ DSLR and iPhone images M57 Ring Nebula - DSLR The Ring Nebula is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Lyra. Such objects are formed when a shell of ionized gas is expelled into the surrounding interstellar medium by a red giant star https://www.midcheshireastro.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200466967 200466967 M27 Dumbbell Nebula - DSLR The Dumbbell Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. https://www.midcheshireastro.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200466968 200466968 Jupiter and Moon Conjuction Dec 2015 - DSLR Jupiter north of the moon with Venus to the East https://www.midcheshireastro.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200466969 200466969 M42 Orion Nebula - DSLR The Orion Nebula is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky https://www.midcheshireastro.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200466970 200466970 Lunar X and Lunar V - iPhone The Lunar "X" is a transient optical feature of the Moon that occurs for about 4 hours near First Quarter phase of the Moon. Because the Earth is not always in the same place when the Moon is in this ideal sunlight location, not everywhere on Earth will always see the Lunar "X" phenomenon every month. However, it occurs frequently enough for most areas that it can be seen, on average, every few months. And it's a bright enough feature that it can even be seen in daylight - if you know when and where to look.Somewhat less well-known is the Lunar V. This sunlit feature is similar to the X in size, but is visible for quite a bit longer after the "X" has dissolved into the background craters. Created by sunlight striking the tops of the crater Ukert and ridges nearby, the "V" shape is slightly larger than the "X", though quite a bit further north, just south of the small Mare Vaporum. As the "X" becomes less prominent over time, the "V" still maintains a distinct shape and may also be viewed with most any small telescope or tripod-mounted binoculars. https://www.midcheshireastro.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200466971 200466971 Moon - waxing first quarter - DSLR https://www.midcheshireastro.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=200466972 200466972