All Anglo-Australian Telescope Photographs

The AAT
The Anglo-Australian was the last of a series of 4m-class, equatorially-mounted telescopes that were built in the mid-1970s and it was the first to operate under full computer control. The telescope was designed to have a field one degree across at its prime focus, 'wide angle' by astronomical standards. However, it has since been expanded to a two degree field, but not for imaging. When the telescope is used as a camera it acts as a giant reflecting 'lens', 4m in diameter working at F/3.3 with a focal length of 12.7m. The short tube at the end of the telescope is the prime focus, where the plates used for the images listed below were made, using innovative photographic techniques and a 3-colour additive process.

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AAT -- FULL LISTING
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AAT 1.     The 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT)
AAT 2.     The AAT dome and the utilities building
AAT 3.     The telescope control console of the AAT
AAT 4a.   The prime focus cage and an observer
AAT 4b.   The prime focus cage and an older observer
AAT 4c.   The prime focus cage and a displaced observer
AAT 5.     Star trails southwest of the AAT dome
AAT 6.     Star trails around the S celestial pole
AAT 7.     A radio galaxy, Centaurus A, (NGC 5128)
AAT 7a.   A radio galaxy, Centaurus A, (NGC 5128, wide field)
AAT 8.     A spiral galaxy, Messier 83, (NGC 5236)
AAT 8a.   A spiral galaxy, Messier 83, (NGC 5236, wide field)
AAT 9.     The nebula in Carina, NGC 3372
AAT 10.    A young open cluster, NGC 3293

AAT 11.    A planetary nebula, NGC6302
AAT 12.    The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius, M20
AAT 12a.  The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius, M20, wide field
AAT 13.    The Cone Nebula in the NGC 2264 cluster
AAT 14.    NGC 2264 and S Monocerotis
AAT 14a.  NGC 2264 and S Monocerotis
AAT 14b.  The 'Fox Fur' nebula and S Monocerotis
AAT 15.    A planetary nebula, the Helix, NGC 7293
AAT 16.    A Wolf-Rayet star in NGC 2359
AAT 17.    A spiral galaxy, NGC 2997
AAT 17a.  A spiral galaxy, NGC 2997, wide field
AAT 18.    The emission nebula M 16, NGC 6611
AAT 18a. The emission nebula M 16, NGC 6611, wide field
AAT 19.   The Orion Nebula, M42, and M43
AAT 19a. The Orion Nebula, M42, and M43, wide field
AAT 19b. The Orion Nebula, M42, and M43, no unsharp mask
AAT 20.    Nebulosity in Sagittarius, NGC 6589-90

AAT 21.    NGC 6164-65, a nebula and bright star
AAT 22.    Dust cloud and the open cluster NGC6520
AAT 23.    Almost edge-on spiral galaxy, NGC 253
AAT 24.    A mass-loss star and nebula, IC 2220
AAT 25.    The Jewel Box cluster in Crux, NGC 4755
AAT 26.    A galaxy of the Local Group, NGC 6822
AAT 27.    The faint nebula around NGC 6164-5
AAT 28.    Wide angle view of the southern Milky Way
AAT 29.    The Trapezium stars in the Orion Nebula

AAT 30.    The stars that excite the Trifid Nebula
AAT 31.    The Hourglass Nebula in Messier 8
AAT 32.    Eta Carinae and the Keyhole Nebula
AAT 33.    The Henize 70 Nebula in the LMC
AAT 33a. The Henize 70 Nebula in the LMC (wide field)
AAT 34.    A reflection nebula in Orion, NGC 1977
AAT 34a.  A reflection nebula in Orion, NGC 1977, square format
AAT 35.    The Rosette Nebula and NGC 2244
AAT 35a.  The Rosette Nebula and NGC 2244 (wide angle view)
AAT 36.    The Horsehead Nebula and NGC 2023, portrait format
AAT 36a.  The Horsehead Nebula and NGC 2023, wide field, landscape format
AAT 37.    The Carina Nebula and Trumpler 14
AAT 38.    NGC 3576 and 3603, nebulae in Carina
AAT 38a.  NGC 3576 and 3603, nebulae in Carina, wide field
AAT 39.    The loops of the NGC 3576 nebula
AAT 40.    Reddened nebulosity in NGC 3603

AAT 41.    The distorted spiral galaxy NGC 4027
AAT 42.    The LMC globular cluster, Hodge II
AAT 43.    A nearby galaxy, IC 5152
AAT 44.    The Tarantula Nebula around 30 Doradus
AAT 45.    The Homunculus nebula around Eta Carina
AAT 46.    Halley's Comet on 9 December 1985
AAT 47.    The dust lanes in Messier 16
AAT 48.    The Tarantula Nebula, with supernova 1987A
AAT 48a.  Supernova 1987A in March 1987 with precursor image overlaid
AAT 49.    The Tarantula Nebula, pre-SN1987
AAT 50.    Supernova 1987A, before and after the explosion
AAT 50a.  Supernova 1987A, before (arrowed) and after the explosion

AAT 51.    The Leo I dwarf spheroidal galaxy
AAT 52.    Detail in the dust lane of Centarus A
AAT 53.    Messier 87 and its globular clusters
AAT 54.    A Seyfert galaxy, NGC 1566
AAT 55.    Barred spiral galaxy, NGC 1365
AAT 56.    Sculptor group galaxy, NGC 300
AAT 56a.  Sculptor group galaxy, NGC 300 (wide field)
AAT 57.    Around the compact nucleus of NGC 300
AAT 58.    M 100 (NGC 4321) in the Virgo cluster
AAT 59.    M 100 and its dwarf companions

AAT 60.    A giant elliptical galaxy, M 87
AAT 61.    M 65 (NGC 3623) spiral galaxy in Leo
AAT 62.    M 66 (NGC 3627) spiral galaxy in Leo
AAT 63.    Edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3628 in Leo
AAT 64.    The starburst irregular galaxy NGC 1313
AAT 65.    NGC 4038-9 the 'Antennae' galaxies
AAT 66.    The light echo of supernova 1987a
AAT 67.    Supernova 1987a after 4 years
AAT 68.    The region of 30 Doradus in the LMC
AAT 69.    Reflection nebulosity around M 20, portrait format
AAT 69a.  Reflection nebulosity around M 20, wide field, landscape format

AAT 70.    Star colours in the Globular cluster M5
AAT 71.    CG4, a cometary globule
AAT 71a.  CG4, a cometary globule, wide field
AAT 72.    Uncatalogued dark cloud in Scorpius
AAT 72a.  Uncatalogued dark cloud in Scorpius, wide field
AAT 73.    The reflection nebula NGC 6726-7
AAT 74.    Reflection nebula in NGC 6188
AAT 75.    The NGC 6188 nebula and NGC 6193
AAT 75a. The NGC 6188 nebula and NGC 6193, wide field
AAT 76.    The globular cluster 47 Tuc (NGC 104)
AAT 76a.  The globular cluster 47 Tuc (NGC 104, wide field, portrait format)
AAT 76b.  The globular cluster 47 Tuc (NGC 104, wide field, landscape format)
AAT 77.    A group of dark Bok globules in IC 2948
AAT 78.    Part of the Vela supernova remnant
AAT 78a.  Part of the Vela supernova remnant (wide field view, no satellite trail)
AAT 78b.  Part of the Vela supernova remnant (wide field view, with satellite trail)
AAT 79.    NGC 2346, a planetary nebula

AAT 80.    NGC 2818A, planetary nebula in open cluster
AAT 81.    PN G277.7-03.5, a faint planetary nebula
AAT 82.    NGC 1360, diffuse planetary nebula
AAT 83.    NGC 5189, weird planetary nebula
AAT 84.    NGC 2736, the Pencil nebula in Vela
AAT 85.    NGC 6618, the emission nebula Messier 17
AAT 85a.  NGC 6618, the emission nebula Messier 17 (wide field)
AAT 86.    Bubble nebulae in NGC 6822
AAT 87.    The nebula around R Aquarii, a symbiotic star
AAT 88.    IC 2220, deep image of the Toby Jug nebula
AAT 89.    NGC 5139, The globular cluster Omega Cen,
AAT 89a.  NGC 5139, Wide field view of Omega Centauri, portrait format
AAT 89b.  NGC 5139, Wide field view of Omega Centauri, landscape format

AAT 90.    NGC 6705, a young open cluster, Messier 11
AAT 91.    The old open cluster Trumpler .
AAT 92.    Barnard 86 and NGC 6520, wide angle view
AAT 93.    The globular cluster NGC 6522 in Baade's Window
AAT 93a.  Baade's Window, wide field view
AAT 94.    The Red Rectangle
AAT 95.    The annulus of Shapley 1, a planetary nebula
AAT 96.    NGC 2261, Hubble's variable nebula
AAT 97.    NGC 3351, M95, a barred spiral galaxy in Leo
AAT 98.    NGC 2442, a barred spiral galaxy in Volans
AAT 99.    NGC 5078, interacting galaxy with dust lane

AAT 100.    Messier 104, the Sombrero galaxy, NGC 4594
AAT 100a.  Messier 104, the Sombrero galaxy, NGC 4594, wide field
AAT 101.    NGC 4945, a dusty southern spiral galaxy
AAT 102.    NGC 55, an edge-on Sculptor group galaxy
AAT 102a.  NGC 55, an edge-on Sculptor group galaxy, slightly wider field
AAT 103.    The Leo triplet of galaxies
AAT 104.    NGC 6231, the Sco OB association
AAT 105.    IC 4628, emission nebula
AAT 106.    NGC 6723, globular cluster
AAT 107.    NGC 2437-8, M46, planetary nebula in open cluster
AAT 108.    IC 2948 emission nebula
AAT 109.    NGC 2899, planetary nebula
AAT 110.    NGC 6781, planetary nebula

AAT 111.    NGC 6752, globular cluster
AAT 112.    M67, NGC 2682, an open cluster
AAT 113.    M93, NGC 2447, an open cluster
AAT 114.    NGC 6242, an open cluster
AAT 115.    Random starfield
AAT 116.    Abell 1060, a nearby cluster of galaxies
AAT 117.    Comet Halley, 9-10 April, 1986
AAT 118.    NGC 1316-17, the radio galaxy Fornax A
AAT 119.    The globular cluster NGC 3201 in Vela

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