A timelapse tracks the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and the Seven Sisters as they wander the evening skies.
The stars shine bright above low-hanging clouds over downtown Monroe, WA.
The Seven Sisters were a barely visible bright patch of light I could just make out with my peripheral vision. A long camera exposure revealed M45: the Pleiades visible over the edge of a storm hovering directly over Gull Rock.
A rare triangle formed by bright Aldebaran, Mars, and the Pleiades.
A wide angle view of Orion next to a winter arrangement of bright Aldebaran, Mars, and the Pleiades.
A long exposure of the night sky.
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.
My first photograph on the Cayman Islands includes the Pleiades and a very bright moon.
Capturing the rare proximity of Mars to M45, the Pleiades.
My favorite signal of winter is the magical faint glow that glimmers in your peripheral vision but fades to a blur when you gaze head on. Magnification reveals several bright blue stars burrowing through long filaments of ionized gas and dust. The brightest of these are the famed Seven Sisters or Pleiades.
A long exposure reveals the wispy tendrils of nebulosity that surround the major stars in M45 like a cocoon.
The Pleiades is one of the closest star clusters to Earth and filled with bright blue stars.
The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, are visible to the naked eye, resolve in binoculars and can be captured by regular cameras. This is the first time I've collected enough exposure to capture the delicate nebulosity that surrounds these beautiful blue stars.
A visual tour of Orion and nearby deep sky objects Aldebaran, Mars, and the Pleiades. From 12mm wide field shots of the night sky to 1645mm ultra close-ups of nebulae, this journey ties some of my favorite images together and shows just how interconnected objects in space can be. Includes shots of M42: the Great Orion Nebula, M43: de Mairan's Nebula, NGC1977 The Running Man Nebula, NGC2024 The Flame Nebula, NGC2023, IC434 The Horsehead Nebula, M45: The Pleiades, Mars, Aldebaran, Betelgeuse and Rigel.
2022-01-12 00:00:00 +0000
I pointed my camera behind the fence. You'll never guess what I found! Seven Sisters, Orion, and even Jupiter stopped by.
2023-10-22 00:00:00 +0000
A timelapse look at the Pleiades, the double cluster in Perseus, Mars, and other winter sky objects. Taken with a Sony Alpha 6300 and a Samyang 12mm MF f/2 lens on a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer GTi.
2022-11-20 00:00:00 +0000
The bright moon can't quite overpower the Pleiades, but it's the clouds that end up with the last word in this timelapse.
2022-11-20 00:00:00 +0000
Stellina, an automated observation station that makes astrophotography easy for everyone, added a new mode for mosaics. I tested it on a wide Andromeda Galaxy and large Pleiades shot. Here's how it turned out!
2022-12-17 00:00:00 +0000
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.
2022-10-25 00:00:00 +0000