Astrophotography Gallery

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Welcome to my digital astrophotography gallery. I first started to explore digital astrophotography in 2007-2008 around the same time that Comet Holmes came blazing through the inner solar system with a coma that blew up larger than the sun.

Astronomy had always fascinated me but I guess like most people I had never really acted on my interest. I started off with a home made 8" F3.9 Newtonian telescope assembled with spare parts and a sewer pipe. From there I was able to have a nice view of the comet and soon thereafter decided to try some photography through the scope. I still remember well watching the first images of Messier 42 pop up on the camera screen. Reds, blues, the flower shape, they all contributed to a mind blowing experience. It was awe inspiring to realize I could explore space without the help of NASA, from my own back yard. Since then I have acquired more professional equipment and still enjoy spending long nights photographing the universe, and tired days after processing images.

If you would like more information on equipment and techniques please visit my Astronomy Page.