AIC Again

04/30/2017 |

I'm honored to report that I'll be speaking again at this years Advanced Imaging Conference in San Jose (2017). I've been asked to give a short talk abot "Ethics in Astrophotography", which is going to be a challenging and potentially controversial topic. Looking forward to it!

Upcoming Talks

03/23/2017 |

I'll be speaking at this years NEAIC on the topic of "Choosing a Camera for Astrophotography", and I'm very honored to have been invited back to the next AIC (Advanced Imaging Conference) where I'll be speaking on "Ethics In Astrophotography".

Dry Tortugas Article

01/05/2017 |

Be sure and check out my latest Sky & Telescope article, on my imaging adventures in the Dry Tortugas. In the February 2017 issue.

Advanced Imaging Conference

07/08/2015 |

I'm happy to announce that I've been invited to speak at this years AIC (2015) on the topic of DSLR imaging. Registration is now open! It will be an introductory workshop loosely based on my talk last year at SWAP in Tucson.

Modified DSLR Article

06/14/2015 |

I wrote a short peice for Photography World Blog about modifying DSLR's for astrophotography and nightscapes. This was aimed at a more general audience and I hope some find it helpful in discovering what this is all about. Read it here: https://photographyworld.org/softwarehardware/night-astrophotography/richard-s-wright-jr-modified-dslrs-for-nightscapes-astrophotography/

Featured Aurora Photography

04/05/2015 |

It's an honor that my recent aurora photography in Alaksa was featured by the web site Photography World. Check it out here: https://photographyworld.org/softwarehardware/night-astrophotography/richard-s-wright-jr-photography-alaska/

First Place!

02/27/2015 |

The weather this year at WSP was very challenging for the imaging crowd. Very windy most of the week, and a lot of clouds and some rain to boot. Monday night before the real wind started, I managed to get two hours on Sharpless 308 with the Veloce and a Starlight Xpress camera. I brought out the shell structure with three 20 minute narrowband OIII exposures.

See the winning image in Nebula Gallery.

WSP Talk

01/23/2015 |

I'm giving a talk at this years Winter Star Party in the keys on selecting a camera for Astrophotography. Topics like matching pixel size to your optics and seeing, mono vs. color, etc. will be covered. 

http://scas.org/winter-star-party/2015-wsp-speakers/

Richard

Solar System

12/02/2014 |
Solar System

My love for astrophotography started with shooting images of the moon, followed by some severely botched attempts at the planets. I return to solar system objects from time to time. Some aspects are far easier and more relaxing than deep space photography, and others (planets!) are as difficult if not more so to me. 

Southwest Astrophotography Seminar

10/08/2014 |

I'll be speaking this year (2014) at SWAP in Tucson Arizona. The imaging conference is Wednesday October 29-31st, and precedes the Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo. I'll be presiding over two roundtable discussion groups on Wednesday, and giving introductory talks on DSLR astroimaging, and one on general equipment selection for beginners. I'm also there as a vendor, representing Software Bisque, and we'll have a big booth at the ASAE expo that weekend. Icing on the cake, Halloween night I get to tour the Mt. Lemmon Sky Center.

Details on SWAP are here: http://www.scienceandastronomy.com/swap-2014/