This false color image of the Rosette Nebula was taken by Jerry Gardner from the Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus. It highlights narrowband detail and mapped using a technique famous from the Hubble telescope.
This image of Melotte 15 was produced by Jerry Gardner from the Takahashi TOA150 inside the Conley Remote Observatory. Also known as "The Heart of the Heart" it lies at the center of The Heart Nebula and was captured using narrowband filters.
This image taken by Jerry Gardner using the AP160 EDF telescope features NGC891. This beautiful edge on spiral galaxy is very similar to our own Milky Way. We view it from the side due to our vantage point in the universe.
This image of M101 was taken from the Conley remote observatory by Jerry Gardner. It is an LRGB combine from the AP160 EDF telescope.
This image of the Wizard Nebula was taken from the Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus using the AP160 remotely operated telescope.
This image taken by Jerry Gardner using the FSQ106 telescope features the famous Pleiades open star cluster. Also known as the Seven Sisters, this beautiful cluster is moving through a stellar dust cloud.
This image taken by Jerry Gardner using the FSQ106 telescope features the famous Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas. These two beautiful wonders lie in the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy.
This image of the Rosette Nebula was taken by Jerry Gardner from the Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus.
This image taken by Jerry Gardner from the Comanche Springs Campus using the AP160 EDF telescope features the famous Leo Triplet. A beautiful trio of galaxies located in the constellation Leo.
This image by Jerry Gardner was taken and processed for a visiting group on 8/25/2022. The group was visiting the Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus and touring the Conley remote observatory
Active Region on the Sun — This image by Jeff Barton shows an active region which includes two large sunspots, active flares, and filaments. The solar telescope has a bandwidth of about one-half angstrom and is tuned to the wavelength of hydrogen alpha light.
Waxing Crescent Moon — This image by Jeff Barton is of the Moon, about 7 days after New Moon. We like to view the Moon during the growing crescent to Gibbous phase because the shadows make the surface features show up very well. The smallest crater you can see in this image is a few miles across. The large, round, gray feature near the left edge of the Moon in this photo is Mare Crisium, which is very nearly the same size as the state of Oklahoma.
This image by Jeff Barton is the giant planet Jupiter. The horizontal bands are clouds, which stream out into long stripes because of Jupiter's rapid rotation (the planet spins once in just under 10 hours). This photo was made using one of 3RF's 6-inch apochromat telescopes (a Stellarvue 152).Mars — Saturn — Shadow Transit — Jupiter, using a 6-inch telescope
A view from inside the dome looking out!