This was one of the most challenging images to process I’ve encountered yet. I’m not 100% sure of what the reason is but I have a few possible theories. Actually, […]
it’s been a couple of months since work and weather have cooperated to allow me to attempt any imaging. When a night finally showed clear, even though the moon was […]
This is an image of the Western Veil Nebula. Processing this one was a bit of a challenge and I went through several iterations thanks to helpful feedback from more […]
My God, it’s full of stars. Ok, apologies to the ghost of Arthur C. Clarke for appropriating Dave’s line in 2001: A Space Odyssey, but I couldn’t resist. This is […]
These photos are from a tour of the Green Bank Observatory taken while attending the Almost Heaven Star Party.
Here are some photos from Friday afternoon at the Almost Heaven Star Party before the weather turned bad for the remainder of the event.
Messier 27, also known as the dumbbell nebula is one of the brightest planetary nebulae in the sky. It is a favorite among amateur astronomers. This image is, unfortunately, grossly […]
It’s taken several months to get this image. Long, painful months, but I’m glad I persevered. It all started after NEAF in April. NEAF is the Northeast Astronomy Forum, the […]
I didn’t take many photos at the North East Astronomy Forum, but here are a few, mostly taken near the opening on the first day before it got too crowded.
The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, are a great fall and winter treat in the night sky. To my eyes they look like a small cloud […]
I took some baby steps into astrophotography over the summer with the milky way image. This time I take a larger step forward. The camera is riding on a Losmandy […]
I didn’t think I was going to get to see the total eclipse but a couple of weeks out we realized we could and made arrangements to stay with Lauren […]
This is my first attempt at stacking images for astrophotography. The camera was set on a tripod and pointed straight up. Around a dozen 30-second exposures were taken along with […]
Photos from Discovery’s fly by in northern Virginia.
It isn’t often that an aurora is visible in Virginia. I saw one at C.M. Crockett Park in the 90’s and this one in October, 2003. To the unaided eye […]