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!

Speaking at Solarfest

Solar Fest

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 when seeing is not so great; giving confidence that you are at optimum focus even in the case of significant atmospheric turbulence.

Holy Haleakala!

Adventure Imaging in Maui!

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, but hopefully next year I’ll be back and I plan to make a third trip up the mountain for an all nighter (who knows, maybe even two!). Read all about my trip there in the August issue of Sky & Telescope.

Welcome

Welcome to the new and improved Evening Show, my showcase for my best astrophotos! The new site has a lot more capabilities and has a new more modern look. There will be a little dust and some construction for a little while, but most of the images from the old site will return soon.

Thanks for visiting!
Richard