Welcome to Galaxy Images

CCD and Film Images of our Universe

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Light in the Sky

Available mid-November

Hardcover - 120 pages - $54.95

Photographing astronomical objects in the sky is one of the most difficult, and rewarding, types of photography.  For me, the rewards are great and my passion for astronomy easily carries me through the many obstacles to getting such images.  The excitement I experience on seeing something that I have not seen before, like the intricate structure of a supernovae remnant, planetary nebula or galaxy is a tremendous thrill.  Seeing deeply into our universe is a wonderful experience and I hope my web site will give you a small taste of the beauty and mystery of it all.

Please scroll down and click on the links to see images I have taken.  Hope you enjoy them!

Photo copyright Alex and Paul Mandel, ©2003

Goldie the Astro Dog guards Hidden Valley Observatory

Information on the project, images and the Mandel-Wilson Catalogue of Unexplored Nebula

Click on the links below for images and information:

Click here for the
Unexplored Nebula Project


Hydrogen-alpha Images

Nebula, Clusters, Planetary Nebula, Supernovae


Solar System

Southern Hemisphere Images

CCD Imaging Inventions

Mandel Wide Field Imaging Adapter 

 Digital Focus of a Camera Lens 

Muscle Plate for CFW8


NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 

Magazine Articles

Published Images


Hidden Valley Observatory

Clear Sky Clock  for Hidden Valley Observatory

Interesting Quotes

Email:   Steve Mandel
I'd love to hear what you think of the web site or answer any questions you might have.


Photo copyright Eric Butler, ©2003

Preparing the 7" Astro Physics refractor for a night of imaging.

    All photographs, unless otherwise noted, copyright, ©2005, by Steve Mandel.  Images may not be downloaded
or used without the consent of the photographer.