During the trek up a 1-mile, 1,200-foot fire service road to reach the lookout, we encountered thunder (but not lightning), a black bear, storm clouds and more. However, later that evening the skies clear and this happened. After verifying the Milky Way was visible with my 12mm lens, I decided to switch to the 50mm lens.
This wide angle shot taken with an unmodified mirrorless camera captures a field of view that includes the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae (M8 and M20).
A wide angle shot to capture the nebulosity that links the Lagoon Nebula with its nearby companion the Trifid Nebula.
A fresh look at old data that captured both the Lagoon and Trifid in the same field of view.
A widefield shot of a region filled with beautiful nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.
This large, bright and beautiful nebula stays low on the horizon in the Pacific Northwest, making it a challenging target to observe.
This cloud of interstellar dust surrounds a cluster that radiates energy to make the nebula glow.
The basics of astrophotography from image acquisition, polar alignment, guiding, and calibration through image processing.
2023-05-31 00:00:00 +0000
Collage of planets, galaxies, nebulae, and more that I captured in 2022. From Saturn and Andromeda to Thor's Helmet and the Milky Way.
2022-12-20 00:00:00 +0000