The Cayman Collection
This collection features photos taken on the Cayman Islands during a visit in October 2022. It was my first time using the portable Sky Watcher Star Adventurer GTi to take the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxy photos. Here is a video recap of the trip.
A view of the predawn sky the morning we left the Cayman Islands.
A clear wide-angle view of the predawn sky on Grand Cayman.
The portable Sky Watcher Star Adventurer GTi did a great job of tracking this target with no guiding.
A meteor I captured during the 2022 Orionids on Grand Cayman.
A green flash I caught during the 2022 Orionids.
The air was perfectly calm and ideal for this long exposure of the Caribbean sky.
One of two Milky Way shots from the Macabuca bar in Grand Cayman.
A detailed exposure that illustrates the major stars and nebulae.
I took this shot to commemorate my friends' dive as they approached their milestone of 300 dives together. The blue lights in the water are their dive lights.
This is one of two shots taken from a tiki bar called Macabuca using my camera propped up on a lens cap on the railing for stability.
Captured from our villa in Grand Cayman using the portable Sky Watcher Star Adventurer GTi mount.
A very tropical Orion rises above the palm trees on Grand Cayman.
A sunburst of red rays just after sunset at Rackam's in Grand Cayman.
Mars shines brightly through the palm trees with Bettlejuice rising in the bottom right.
The palm trees did a great job of framing the Seven Sisters from Grand Cayman.
My first photograph on the Cayman Islands includes the Pleiades and a very bright moon.
The footage of Orion I used to create the full Orion image from Grand Cayman.
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My adventures in Grand Cayman photographing Mars, the Pleiades, Cassiopeia, Cygnus, Orion, M31: the Andromeda Galaxy and M33: the Triangulum Galaxy using my Sony Alpha 6300 mirrorless camera with 12mm and 50mm Samyang lenses, the Svbony sv503 70ED 420mm doublet refractor, and using the Sky Watcher Star Adventurer GTi mount.
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