The Book!

I’m very happy to announce that my book The Evening Show, Revealing the Universe Through Astrophotography is now finally available in print at Amazon.com. It’s been available since the beginning of the year digitally on Apples iBooks platform, and a few months later I had reformatted it for the the Kindle as well. Still a…

Omega Centauri

I just love globular clusters, both visually and photographically. Omega Centauri is the undisputed king of globulars and is only accessible from the Southern states. What’s really great about this image is that I took it at the 2011 Winter Star party in the Florida Keys. That’s 8 years ago! My original attempt at processing…

Astronomy Picture of the Day!

I’m a little late with this post, but I am no less thrilled than I was the very day, on March 8, 2019 when one of my images was selected as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). This years Winter Star Party (2019) was one of the best I’ve seen in 15 years weather…

What is Stretching?

If you haven’t visited my blog over at Sky & Telescope, now’s a great time to sample them. My latest post is about stretching data, and it builds on the last few posts which delve into linear and non-linear data, and what all this stuff about “bit-depth” is about. Typically when I write or speak,…

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

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,…