Emerald Coast Astronomy

with Bob Gaskin

Welcome to Avalon Beach


Check the Latest Images

NGC 663 OPEN STAR CLUSTER – CASSIOPEIA

THE ORION (M42) AND RUNNING MAN NEBULA

THE OWL CLUSTER

CAROLINE’S ROSE (STAR CLUSTER)

NGC 7822 EMISSION NEBULA

IC 1396 THE ELEPHANT TRUNK NEBULA

M63 THE SUNFLOWER GALAXY

M45 THE PLEIDES OR THE 7 SISTERS STAR CLUSTER

IC  1848 THE SOUL NEBULA

M31 THE ANDROMEDA GALAXY

IC 1805 THE HEART NEBULA

M13 GLOBULAR STAR CLUSTER

M81 BODE’S GALAXY

Welcome  to the Emerald Coast Astronomy web site.   Nearly all of the photographs on this site were taken by me from my home in Miramar Beach.   If  you are curious about the equipment I used to take these pictures, click on that tab on the lower left of this page.   For those interested in astronomy lessons, deciding which telescope to buy, how to find your way around the night sky or taking pictures of objects in deep space using special equipment, drop me an email at bob@gaskin-astro.org

For those who live in the local area and would like to learn more about astronomy by joining our local astronomy Club, The Northwest Florida Astronomy Association,  go to the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association web page.

As a young Air Force pilot, I flew the U-2 “Spy Plane” for a number of years. While it’s difficult to describe what its like to fly on the edge of space, this recent video clearly shows it. This is same type U-2R I flew, single seat of course. Click here to travel to the ultimate “high.”  Here is another production from if you are still curious.

- Bob Gaskin

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