astrophotography by james mchugh
8 hour exposure taken April 2012. NGC 6188 is an emission nebula located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara.
5 hour exposure taken October 2010. The Tarantula Nebula (also known as NGC 2070) is an H II star forming region in nearby galaxy The Large Magellanic Cloud. Taken with Ha filter.
A 16 hour exposure taken October 2011. The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It is located about 11.4 million light years from Earth.