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November 4, 2010
The Bubble Nebula is a H II region emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia located close to the direction of the open cluster Messier 52.

October 7, 2010
The Helix Nebula, also known as NGC 7293, is a large planetary nebula (PN) located in the constellation of Aquarius.

September 13, 2010
The Ghost Nebula (or vdB141) is a very faint, gaseous region in Cepheus and home to the mysterious star BD+67 1300.

September 6, 2010
The Lagoon Nebula is just one of the night time gems of the summer sky and measures 110 by 50 light years.

September 4, 2010
The Hercules Cluster. This is a revised shot of M13 that was started in July of 2010 replacing the previous image from July 2008.

May 13, 2010
The Beehive Cluster, visible to the naked eye, was among the first objects that Galileo studied with his telescope.


Welcome to the astrophotography branch of my web site. I am currently involved with several types of photography all of which can be seen on the parent site Dark Atmospheres Photography. This area is dedicated to the artof astronomy related photography which many times requires vastly different equipment, techniques and time frames over traditional Author photoCurrent Moon Phasephotography. The photos displayed on this site are the result of many painstaking hours of work needed to capture the delicate light of night in a way that most intensely accentuates its beauty and intrigue.

Located in Lamy, NM just about every clear night will find me with camera shutters open, whether using a DSLR or telescopes in the back yard observatory. Thank you for stopping by and viewing these photos. They are my interpretation of the night sky and hopefully will even show you something in light or even darkness you may not have seen before.

- Roth R (roth@darkatmospheres.com)

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Solar Wind

Following the release of Umbra, I began production in late 2009 on Solar Wind which is currently in progress. In the mean time, enjoy these sample tracks from both albums using the Flash music player. - Roth



NGC 4565
2009, Apr 18


Tidal Waves
2007, May 9