ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

Since I was a child, I have had a fascination with the unknown world in the night sky above. When I was young my father worked for NASA and always shared stories with me about his work and the vast emptiness of space. 

This stuck with me.

I was consumed by our galaxy and the galaxies that surrounded us.

I was fascinated by the sheer amount of stars you could see on a clear night.

I was perplexed by the amazing world of star and astrophotography. 

I was hooked.

From the moment I picked up my camera and started taking photos, I have been chasing after perfecting this art form. Below is my progress, from the beginning, as I attempt to better my skills in an attempt to capture the perfect shot.

Please keep this in mind as the first few star shots are the beginning of my journey. 

First ever attempt

January 2019

First night landscape with stars

March 2019

Increased stars

June 2019

First Time capturing stars in twilight 

July 2019

First "visible" Milky Way Core

August 2019

First stacked image and "identifiable"Milky Way 

October 2019

First time shooting in RAW

November 2019

Shooting in a full moon

November 2019

Experimenting with star trails 

November 2019

First "deep sky" object - The Orion Nebula 

November 2019

 

November - December 2019

January 2020

First time using a tracker

February 2020

Rosette Nebula

Pleiades and California Nebula

Early season Milky Way

March 2020

First time using a telescope

March 2020

Bortle Class 7 Skies

March 2020

April 2020

Whirlpool Galaxy

First Attempt

May 2020

Owl Nebula and M108

First Attempt

June 2020

Rho Ophiuchi

First Attempt

July 2020

NEOWISE Comet

Panoramic Milky Way

First Attempt

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