The Super Wolf Blood Moon!

Yes, I know this phrase is a media super hype, and actually I tweaked it just a little bit. Super Wolf… it’s a thing. Wolf Blood… it’s a thing too. Super Wolf Blood Moon, ahoooooo! I was sick and should have stayed home and went to bed… but what fun is that?!? Astrophotography is a…

The Triffid Nebula

I just love the colors on this nebula, which features both blue reflection nebulosity, and red from hydrogen emissions. I’ve been so frustrated from the weather this year and we are well past when the dry clear skies should have come to Florida, and it’s still as wet and rainy as the summer time (and…

Mare Humorum

Seems the clearest skies come with the brightest Moon. No problem, I love the moon too! I’ve been working on some new code that creates video files for “Lucky Imaging” and tried it out last night on the moon with a ZWO 120 Monochrome camera and a Sky-Watcher 180mm Mak-Cas telescope. I know it’s over…

Which ISO?

Well, it’s been a busy month! In this month’s Sky & Telescope Imaging Foundations, I tell you how to easily determine the best ISO to use for low light Astrophotography. Choosing the Best (Good Enough) ISO for Astrophotography  

My First Processing Webinar

Here comes another Sky & Telescope webinar. I’ve resisted the call to do a class or anything on processing for a while, but finally gave in to some friends who have pressed me on it. There are some bits of processing that aren’t so subjective, and I do feel comfortable talking about those. I think…

The Cygnus Loop

Astrophotography Highlight – The Cygnus Loop

Shooting the Milkyway

I do enjoy nightscapes as well as deep sky targets. My latest Sky & Telescope blog is about the basics of Milky Way photography. Tips for Shooting the Milky Way  

ISO Demystified!

Is it I. S. O… or ISO… read all about it on this months Sky & Telescope Blog. Understanding ISO for Astrophotography

Speaking at Solarfest

I’ll be attending Daystar’s annual Solarfest star party October 4-7. I will be giving a presentation about @focus3, a new autofocusing technology I developed at Software Bisque. Unlike most “star based” astronomy focusing techniques @focus3 can focus on the sun (and moon, planets, etc.). It’s great for “lucky imaging”, and will achieve good focus even…

Holy Haleakala!

Checkout my latest Sky & Telescope article about my two imaging trips to Haleakala. Some of the images from these trips can be found in the Nightscapes gallery. Both times it was a work trip to Maui for the AMOS (satellite tracking stuff) conference. Alas, we have to miss this year due to other stuff,…