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The following images were taken at Baker Observatory at Woomera and are provided courtesy of Darren Chase and the Woomera Astronomy Group.


The Moon
The Moon - "Baker Observatory" - Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera
The Moon – “Baker Observatory” – Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera

NGC 253 Sculptor (8 million light years from earth)
NGC 253 Sculptor (8 million light years from earth) - "Baker Observatory" - Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera
NGC 253 Sculptor (8 million light years from earth) – “Baker Observatory”
Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera

Messier 8 Lagoon Nebula

The Lagoon Nebula is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. Catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, NGC 6523, Sharpless 25, RCW 146, and Gum 72 it is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region.

Lagoon Nebula (6000 light years from earth) - "Baker Observatory" - Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera
Lagoon Nebula (6000 light years from earth) – “Baker Observatory” – Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera

Omega Centauri (17000 light years from earth)

Omega Centauri is a globular cluster in the constellation of Centaurus that was first identified as a non-stellar object by Edmond Halley in 1677. It is located at a distance of 17,090 light-years, it is the largest-known globular cluster in the Milky Way at a diameter of roughly 150 light-years.

Omega Centauri (17000 light years from earth) - "Baker Observatory" - Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera
Omega Centauri (17000 light years from earth) – “Baker Observatory” – Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera

Messier 20 Trifid Nebula (2000 light years from earth)
Trifid Nebula (2000 light years from earth) - "Baker Observatory" - Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera
Trifid Nebula (2000 light years from earth) – “Baker Observatory”
Photographer © Darren Chase, Woomera