50 Favorite AAO photographs
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Top 50+ AAO images



Messier 83, NGC 5236
AAO ref AAT 8



The Helix, NGC 7293
AAO ref AAT 15



M104, NGC 4594
AAO ref AAT 100



NGC 2997
AAO ref AAT 17



Star trails, south pole
AAO ref AAT 6



Trifid nebula, M20
AAO ref AAT 12



SN 1987A light echo
AAO ref AAT 66



SN1987A + precusor
AAO ref AAT 48a



NGC 1365 in Fornax
AAO ref AAT 55



Reflection nebula in M20
AAO ref AAT 69



The Carina nebula
AAO ref AAT 9



Horsehead nebula
AAO ref AAT 36



Comet Halley, 12/1985
AAO ref AAT 46



The Orion nebula, M42
AAO ref AAT 19



NGC 1973-75-77
AAO ref AAT 34



The Horsehead nebula
AAO ref UKS 1



Part of Vela SNR
AAO ref AAT 78



Vela supernova remnant
AAO ref UKS 2



Dust in Sagittarius
AAO ref UKS 3



Rho Oph dark cloud
AAO ref UKS 4



The Pleiades cluster
AAO ref UKS 18



NGC 2244 + Rosette neb
AAO ref UKS 9



Barnard 86, wide angle
AAO ref AAT 92



Crab nebula, M1
AAO ref 'Crab nebula'



Great Orion nebula
AAO ref UKS 8



47 Tucanae (NGC 104)
AAO ref AAT 76



The Cone nebula
AAO ref AAT 13



NGC 6726-27
AAO ref AAT 73



The Fox-fur nebula
AAO ref AAT 14b



The stars in M20
AAO ref AAT 30



Loops of NGC 3576
AAO ref AAT 39



Dust fingers in M16
AAO ref AAT 47



Shapley-1 planetary
AAO ref AAT 95



The Abell 1060 cluster
AAO ref AAT 116



Sagittarius star clouds
AAO ref UKS 20



Edge-on galaxy NGC 891
AAO ref INT 4



Lge Magellanic Cloud
AAO ref UKS 14



The Antares nebula
AAO ref UKS 30



NGC 6752 in Pavo
AAO ref AAT 111



Comet Hyakutake
AAO ref UKS 33



Cometary globule CG4
AAO ref AAT 71



Bubble nebula NGC 7635
AAO ref INT 10



NGC 1300 galaxy
AAO ref AAT-CCD 14



Southern arm of M31
AAO ref INT 3



M31 in Andromeda
Ref. Caltech_M31



Part of the Milky Way
AAO ref UKS 22



Part of the Veil nebula
AAO ref INT 7



Sunset trail
AAO ref MISC 19



The Cartwheel galaxy
AAO ref AAT-CCD 2



Southern cross colours
AAO ref MISC 16a



Aurora Australis
AAO ref MISC 8



Warrumbungles moonlight
AAO ref MISC 6
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