The astrophotography images found on this page are a result of countless nights under the stars with my camera and telescope. I do the majority of my imaging from my light-polluted backyard in St. Catharines, Ontario, but I also travel to darker skies when possible.
I have learned much of what I know today from some of the original pioneers of DSLR astrophotography whose images have graced the pages of APOD and Sky and Telescope. My personal publications are few and far between, but I plan to expand of this particular goal.
For information about each of the images on this page, click the title or the image itself. I explain the camera settings, exposure times and telescope details for each photo. With proper guiding and polar alignment, you could expect similar results using the astrophotography equipment required for this type of photography.
I hope you have enjoyed the deep-sky astrophotography images in this photo gallery. I have more images to add including galaxies, star clusters, and wide field Milky Way panoramic shots. I am currently adding new images to this section daily! For a detailed description of the equipment needed to take your own deep-sky images, please visit that section of the website here:
For a detailed description of the equipment needed to take your own deep-sky images, please visit that section of the website here: Astrophotography Equipment.
Looking to capture images like this for yourself? Have look at the astrophotography telescopes I recommend for beginners.
All of my DSLR Deep-Sky Astrophotography Images
Below you will find a list of the Deep-Sky Astrophotography images I have photographed over the past 5 years. Looking back at some of them now, I realize just how far I have come with my capturing and processing abilities. The older images are not up to my current quality standards, but they show my continued dedication and passion for my craft.
Most of the images include the astrophotography equipment used to acquire the data, as well as some information about the object and processing details. For my latest images, please follow AstroBackyard on Facebook.