Gallery of Astrophotography

Photographs and Images by our Members


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Gallery Sections

To view the photos in any one of the galleries listed below, click on the photograph to the left of the description.

Click here to view the The Planets Gallery.

Photos: 59
Latest Photo: 15th Jan 2021

The Planets 

Planets within our Solar System. 

Celestial bodies such as the Earth which orbit the Sun (and by extension, similar orbiters around distant stars). Counting from the Sun outwards, planets visible to the eye are Mercury, Venus, (Earth), Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. 

Click here to view the The Sun Gallery.

Photos: 39
Latest Photo: 6th Nov 2020

The Sun 

Just take a look at these fantastic images! 

Images of the sun, taken by members of Hampshire Astronomical Group. 

Click here to view the Miscellaneous Gallery.

Photos: 66
Latest Photo: 29th May 2021


Miscellaneous images 

This gallery is for all the images which do not fit into other categories. 

Click here to view the Comets Gallery.

Photos: 44
Latest Photo: 7th Feb 2023


Comet images by Hampshire Astronomical Group 

Erratic members of the Solar system, usually of small mass. Luminous bodies, wandering through space, or circulating around the Sun, and visible only when they approach the Sun. They usually consist of three elements: nucleus, envelope, and tail. 

Click here to view the Constellations Gallery.

Photos: 27
Latest Photo: 29th May 2021


Images of many constellations, some more familiar than others. 

From the dawn of time, people observed the sky and grouped stars into patterns or constellations. 

Click here to view the Nebulae Gallery.

Photos: 95
Latest Photo: 10th Aug 2023


Nebula pictures by Hampshire Astronomical Group 

A cloud of glowing gas in space. The gas is either bright because a close star's light is reflecting off it or the powerful emissions from a star are making the nebula glow. Try looking at the Orion Nebula. It's amazing. 

Click here to view the The Moon Gallery.

Photos: 103
Latest Photo: 17th Jul 2021

The Moon 

Images of The Moon by our members. 

The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. It has no formal English name other than "the Moon", although it is occasionally called Luna (Latin for "moon") to distinguish it from the generic "moon" (referring to any of the various natural satellites of other planets). 

Click here to view the Remote Scopes Gallery.

Photos: 89
Latest Photo: 26th Jan 2021

Remote Scopes 

Remote-Controlled Telescope images 

Images taken with remote-controlled telescopes from various locations around the world. These differ from other images as the scopes are often maintained professionally and controlled via the Internet. 

Click here to view the The Weather Gallery.

Photos: 33
Latest Photo: 1st Nov 2023

The Weather 

Photographs of all sorts of weather conditions 

Pictures of all sorts of weather conditions taken by our members. 

Click here to view the Galaxies Gallery.

Photos: 63
Latest Photo: 27th May 2023


Images of Galaxies 

A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction. 

Click here to view the Meteors and Asteroids Gallery.

Photos: 11
Latest Photo: 19th Jun 2020

Meteors and Asteroids 

Images of meteors and asteroids taken by HAG members 

Images of meteors taken with the meteor cameras at the Observatory, and images of asteroids and meteors taken by members. 

Click here to view the Spectroscopy Gallery.

Photos: 18
Latest Photo: 21st Apr 2022


The study of astronomy using the techniques of spectroscopy to measure the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. 

Astronomical spectroscopy is the study of astronomy using the techniques of spectroscopy to measure the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, including visible light, which radiates from stars and other hot celestial objects. Spectroscopy can be used to derive many properties of distant stars and galaxies, such as their chemical composition, temperature, density, mass, distance, luminosity, and relative motion using Doppler shift measurements. 

Click here to view the Star Clusters Gallery.

Photos: 25
Latest Photo: 22nd May 2023

Star Clusters 

Star clusters are groups of stars which are gravitationally bound. Two distinct types of star cluster can be distinguished: globular clusters and open clusters. 

Globular clusters are tight groups of hundreds of thousands of very old stars, while open clusters generally contain less than a few hundred members, and are often very young.