Welcome to a site devoted to images obtained from the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2). Although
the DSS2 has many scientific uses, it is also a source of aesthetically appealing images.
These images are B&W renditions taken through red, blue and infrared filters. Individually,
the images are impressive. But when combined into color pictures, they are really remarkable.
In fact, in my opinion, the images presented in this site are among the
most striking of any produced by professional or amateur sources.
The original versions (not watered-down for web presentation)
rival many of the Hubble images in sharpness and definition, except
they are generally wider-field versions. I hope you will enjoy
these images as much as I do.
out the Pelican Nebula in Series 1, which I believe is particularly
inspiring, as well as the Andromeda Galaxy and the Rosette Nebula.
Series 2 looks at some obscure objects, emphasizing relatively faint nebulosity amid the Cygnus Milky Way. Featured
are some objects that I have never seen imaged individually before, including DWB41 in Cygnus
and Sharpless 126 in Lacerta.
Series 3 contains
some very spectacular images as well. The Horsehead and the Butterfly Nebulae are highlights here.
Note the intricate nebulosity around M45. Finally,
Series 4 contains images that I initially rejected, until I realized that they probably rival some of the
best of the objects in question.