Lunar Eclipse May 26th 2021
In the early hours of the 26th of May, I was lucky to be in the path of Totality during the Lunar eclipse in Oregon, USA. I had driven to a spot to get Mount Jefferson in the foreground. This shot taken at approx 04:35 as the Lunar Eclipse was ending with the sky brightening was my favourite of those taken that morning. This photo will be added soon to the DSLR photos for sale.
February 2021 Update: Launch of my Online Store!
This month, I'm very excited to announce the launch of my online store, where prints of all my images can be purchased. Note: due to Covid-19 restrictions, I have suspended the sale of framed prints, but will resume selling those later in 2021 when restrictions are lifted.
June 2020 Update: Orion 400hr Mega Mosaic!
Now in the Zoomify pane, the 400 hour Orion Mosaic I started in 2011 can be enjoyed at 40% full size.I began by taking a 4 pane mosaic in Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, and Hydrogen Alpha, of the Sword of Orion. The region including the 3 Belt stars, Flame Nebula, Horsehead, and Orion Nebula and ended up as a 56 hour 4 pane mosaic.I was able to extend my stay in Spain, and I decided to try to image the main asterism, that is the "X" of Orion so visible in the Winter sky. In the Winter of 2012 /2013...
February 2020 Update: Cassiopeia 25 pane 350hr Mosaic!
I began taking the Luminance data for this Mosaic in 2016. This was done over holidays taken at Les Granges using the Dual Tak scope set up. All panes were taken manually. So each night I would align the telescope to the section of Cassiopeia I wanted to image. Once I was happy with the overlap of the stars to the previous pane imaged, I focused both scopes and started guiding. Constant checking on the focus was needed as the temperature dropped throughout the night.Using the dual scopes over many holidays to Les Granges, I was able to complete the...
May 2019 Update: Mayan Astronomy Expedition
A few months ago I was asked if I would be interested in joining a party to Belize to prove a theory on the Mayans and Meteor Showers.The group comprised of Astronomers David Asher and Miruna Popescu, along with Mayan expert Hutch Kinsman. The idea was to stay overnight at the Caracol site in Belize and observe the Eta Aquariid Meteor shower from the A 3and A6 complex. We were to show that the Meteor shower was seen by the Mayans, and that it was a very important event from the Heavens for them. Hutch was able to read the...