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

Southern cross colours
AAO ref MISC 16a

Aurora Australis
AAO ref MISC 8

Warrumbungles moonlight
AAO ref MISC 6
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