Skip to Content

M8 – The Lagoon Nebula

|Blog Updates|0 Comments

M8 - The Lagoon NebulaEver since I got into Astrophotography, I've wanted to image this nebula because it is so big and colourful.  Emission Nebulae are some of the most beautiful and colorful objects in the night sky.  I have been having some focus issues as of late, but luckily this night the stars were sharp through each sub.  This is stack of 4 minute exposures totaling just under 2 hours.  I was able to capture a wider field of view thanks to my new William Optics Field Flattener:)William Optics Field Flattener III

Once in a Lifetime Event

|Blog Updates|0 Comments

Venus makes its way across the disc of the Sun - June 5, 2012Venus begins to pass in front of the SunDespite the weather forecast, we had clear skies for the transit of Venus in St. Catharines!  I set up my home made Solar Scope to view and photograph the event.  It was an unforgettable experience as I saw Venus slowly begin to creep in front of the sun.  I sent my photos to a number of news outlets including CHCH news, The St. Catharines Standard and the Weather Network.  I didn't hear back from anyone, but my photo on the weather network was viewed by over 7000 people! Fo…

Springtime Astronomy

|Blog Updates|0 Comments

The Pillars of CreationThanks to some advice from the guys over at Astrogab, I have purchased a very powerful Action Set for Adobe Photoshop. I highly recommend this to any astrophotographer because it can save you serious time when processing an image. In light of these new tools, I have been going through and re-processing a lot of my astrophotos. M17 - The Swan Nebula (Re-Processed) The weather has been very warm for this time of year, and the skies have been relatively clear lately!  Now that I have got a taste of darker skies at the CCCA Observatory, I make the 40 minute trip out…

What a Weekend!

|Blog Updates|2 Comments

M20 - The Trifid NebulaIt all started on Friday, April 27th when I was lucky enough to spend another night at the RASC Niagara Observatory in Wellandport, Ontario. The clouds hung around until about 1:30 am, just as the moon was setting. Now that the summer constellations are beginning to appear again, I wanted to take a crack at the beautiful Trifid Nebula. I stayed up all night long, which would have normally been okay on a Friday night. However, a Cousin's wedding the next day meant I was walking around in a suit with bags under my eyes. Having to explain that you look tired because y…