Dick Locke's Starry Nights Picture Index - Astronomy
Copyright 2002-2017 by Dick Locke.  All Rights Reserved.  Contact and Image Use Information

New: 2017 Pictures October

New: 2017 Pictures January

2016 astronomy & daylight pictures are here!

Below are indexes to astrophotography images from the Starry Nights B&B in Wimberley, TX.  This page has an index to my Hill Country Wildlife Pictures.  See also Texas Hill Country Bird Pictures, Hummingbirds here, Dragonflies and Damselflies here, Starry Nights Bugs, Snakes, Butterflies, and some lizards!  But first, a cool picture from 2012. 

Orion & Astronomers March 2012

Dick, Larry, Christina, and Shirley, with Orion, Taurus, and the Seven Sisters in the background.

Star-Studded Double Cluster Area, December 2016

See details on this page, which features a huge version of this picture with a sky-chart mouseover feature.

The Andromeda Galaxy: 2016 HD-sized Version

The Andromeda Galaxy, Charles Messier's 31st catalogued object (M31) is about 2,900,000 (2.9 million) light years away.  It is the nearest major galaxy to our own "Milky Way" and contains 1 trillion stars. (Wow!)  Below M31 is another, much smaller galaxy, M110.  M32 is another galaxy shown in this shot; it is the bright patch just above left.  See this Wikipedia link for more info on M31.  The image above is presented at 1920x1080 pixels. 

Capture Details:  See my dedicated M31 page here.


Star Trails over the B&B

March 2012 Moon & Conjunction Photos

New 2006: Star Trails and Orionid Meteors

Cactus Trails

Starry Nights 17mm Star Trails

See this one toward the bottom of this page

IC1396: The Elephant Trunk Nebula

2013 Image

Butterfly Nebula Close-ups are here

2013 Image

Long Trails

Looks like a good 10 hours on this one, featuring the evening's astro-imaging session.


M16 Eagle Nebula

 2013 Image
M52 and Bubble Nebula
2013 Image


8 Hour Growing Star Trails Video

The star trails video is from Starry Nights, Wimberley, TX, December 2012.

Below: Links by Date

December 2007

February 2007

Starry Nights October 19th and 20th 2006

Starry Nights 3/02

Starry Nights Astronomy Images March 2002

Starry Nights May 20th and 21st 2006

Starry Nights Astronomy Images October 2003 (Astrophotos)

2002/2003 Starry Nights Pix

Oct. 2003 Starry Nights Fixed Tripod Astronomy Pictures, Images

1/1/2009 Pictures

Dragonfly & Damselfly Pictures

2005 Pictures

Star Trails Over Cactus...  Wimberley, TX (Fall 2007)

Orion over "Starry Nights"

Orion was framed in this shot as I started the star trails.  Betelgeuse is the reddish star near the top that stars about 1/3 of the way over.  The three "belt stars" start below that, and then Rigel.  Sirius the dog star, and brightest star in the sky, starts near the mid-left edge of the frame. 

This shot is a bit overexposed at f8 using my Olympus 2n camera and Olympus 21mm lens.  It was exposed for close to 8 hours.  Fuji SHQ 200 film.

Older and many more Star Trails!


Starry Nights Birds

Starry Nights B&B Wildlife


Black-chinned Hummingbirds

2016 Pictures and Videos

Hill Country Butterflies

Pictures & Videos from 2015 are here

Pictures from 2014 are here

Hill Country Bugs



Astronomy Pictures: Dick Locke's Astrophoto Gateway page....

Images Home

Copyright Dick Locke.  All Rights Reserved.
Contact and Image Use Information


Hit Counter