Martin Germano's images of Messier objects

Martin Germano is one of the most active and successful amateur astrophotographers of the deep sky. He formerly used a common Celestron 8 for years, and now works with an 8-inch and a 14.5-inch Newtonian reflector, both with f/5 primaries, and always uses panchromatic black-and-white film. His astrophotography was and is done from around his home in Southern California. He generously agreed to let us use his images here; please note that this work is copyrighted and contact Martin (mcgermano at if you intend any non-personal (especially for-profit) use. Non-Messier object images: For more images, samples of his awesome more-than-30-year career in astrophotography (yes, he's in astrophoto biz since early 1972!), including some really rarely seen and perhaps never else photographed deepsky objects, see Martin's website.

Hartmut Frommert
Christine Kronberg

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