Friday, September 05, 2008

Milky Way with Jupiter in Sagittarius

Four stacked frames of the heart of our Milky Way taken from Cherry Springs, PA, on 8/30/08.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Circumpolar Star Trails

My most recent star trail image taken in New Mexico during March, 2007. It is a shorter set of exposures than peviously but I am trying to work more foreground objects into the frame for aesthetics.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Milky Way Objects in Sagittarius

Here is a direct link to a larger animated version of the images below. Has better resolution but requires scrolling around.

Other than a shot of the North America Nebula and some visual observing, this mosaic was my only photographic project on the one clear night we had at the 2006 Cherry Springs Star Party. Photos were taken between 1:00 and 4:00 a.m. the morning of June 25. Images were stitched together and edited (as usual) in Photoshop along with all the other typed information. I've run out of web space to store any more animated gifs (and as yet I don't know how to add a "roll-over" image to this site), so I present these as two separate images for you to peruse independantly. Due to the scope and detail of these images, they are a "MUST CLICK-ON TO ENLARGE" to appreciate them fully, even at their reduced web-friendly resolution!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Scorpius Star Trails

The glow of the Milky Way is prominent in this photo. The star trails seem as long as my star trails around Polaris, except that it represents one quarter of the total elapsed time.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Star Trails around Polaris from New Mexico Skies

I took these 16 photographs (about 15 minutes each) during a somewhat windy January night. From inside the dome where I was taking deep-sky CCD images I swore that the camera tripod blew over a few times, but the images suggest steadiness. This is the first time I ever merged together a succession of photos like this showing movement over time. Prior to this I'd take a long single exposure, which would add horrendous light pollution and digital noise.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Deep Sky Panoramic

Not a constellation or wide panoramic, but a mini-panorama of deep-sky objects in the Milky Way: M16 (Eagle Nebula), M17 (Omega/Swan Nebula), M18 (open cluster) and M24 (star cloud). My only high-power panorama...