M51, popularly known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, is a face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici. A smaller galaxy, NGC 5195, can be seen interacting with it as the two galaxies pass each other, tidally interacting and distorting one of the spiral arms of M51. Both galaxies lie more than 31 million light-years from our own galaxy. I took this image with a TMB92L refractor telescope, a Hutech-modified Canon T3i DSLR, a Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, all on a Celestron AVX mount.

M22, or Messier 22, is a bright globular cluster in the constellation of Sagittarius that is readily visible in binoculars in the summer sky. The dense star cluster is one of the nearest of the roughly 150 globular clusters surrounding the Milky Way. M22 was the first globular cluster ever discovered, back in 1665. I took this photo with a TMB92L refractor telescope, an unmodified Canon T3i DSLR camera, and a Celestron CG-4 mount equipped with a tracking motor. 

The Orion Nebula in the constellation of Orion, otherwise known as M42/M43. The Orion Nebula is the brightest nebula visible in the Northern Hemisphere. Even under moderately light polluted skies, the nebula is visible to the naked eye as a faint cloud below the three stars forming Orion's belt, at the tip of the constellation's "sword." In this image, you can also make out the so-called Running Man Nebula, named after its resemblance to a jogger mid-stride.

This is my second ever photo of the Andromeda Galaxy and my first through a telescope, taken back in April 2014. (My first picture was with a 300mm telephoto lens.)

I took this photo with a TMB92L refractor telescope, an unmodified Canon T3i DSLR camera, an Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, all riding on a Celestron AVX mount. All told, from telescope setup time to final processing, this photo took roughly eight hours to produce. 

The Lagoon Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 8, a bright emission nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius. The brightest nebula visible in the summer, the Lagoon Nebula can just be seen with the naked eye under dark skies and is easy to spot with a small pair of binoculars. I took this photo with a TMB92L refractor telescope, a Hutech-modified Canon T3i DSLR, an Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, all riding on a Celestron AVX mount.

The Triangulum Galaxy (M33) in the constellation of Triangulum, one of the galaxies that comprises the Local Group, a galactic cluster that includes the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. Taken with a TMB92L refractor telescope, a Hutech-modified a Canon T3i DSLR, an Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, all riding on a Celestron AVX mount.

The Double Cluster in the constellation of Perseus, a beautiful pair of open star clusters in the Milky Way. I took this photo with a TMB92L refractor telescope, a Hutech-modified Canon T3i DSLR, an Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, riding atop a Celestron AVX mount.

The Dumbbell Nebula (M27), a planetary nebula located in the summer constellation Vulpecula. A striking sight through even a small telescope. I took this picture using a TMB92L refractor telescope, a Hutech-modified Canon T3i DSLR, an Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, all riding on a Celestron AVX mount.

I took this photo of the Pleiades in January, 2014, from the moderately light polluted skies of Fayetteville, Arkansas, using a TMB92L refractor telescope, a Canon T3i DSLR, an Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, on a  Celestron AVX mount.The Pleiades are one of my favorite objects in the night sky. They look best through binoculars, which frame the cluster nicely and show off its cool blue stars. The nebulae surrounding the Pleiades is only visible through long-exposure photography. The cluster is also known as M45, the Seven Sisters, and Subaru.