M1 Crab Nebula

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The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula in the constellation of Taurus. The common name comes from William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, who observed the object in 1842 …

Halley’s Comet 1986

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My observation of the Comet in 1986, this was before I did photography.  This is a sketch of what I observed from the note book I kept. The Comet was in Aquarius, near the “Water Jar” Asterism.

M78

M78

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Messier 78 or M78, also known as NGC 2068, is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780 and included by Charles Messier in his catalog of comet-like objects that same year.