During my May 2013 Sutherland trip I photographed a lot of targets. As the Milky Way core was rising, Carina was setting. I managed to get a few images in before she set but left the data unedited the last few months as I was frustrated with some PixInsight processes. I revisited my last edit, […]
With clear nights limited during my summer months I took the opportunity to image the Carina Nebula from home with a gap in the clouds. Unfortunately imaging time was limited on this as I could only photograph it from 2am onwards, with sunrise before 5am and clouds at 4am…. and light pollution in the mix. […]
A big thank you to All About Space magazine for the Stargazer feature on some of my work in the current issue (20). I was fortunate enough to make my 1st mention in the magazine towards the end of 2012, with a follow up now end 2013.
Astrophotography & Deep Space Imaging The magic of long exposure astrophotography reveals so much more of our universe: a plethora of colours and structures that tend to go unseen by the naked eye. From wide field lens photography to imaging through a telescope, astrophotography remains the pinnacle of long exposure photography.
M42 is a glorious mix of diffuse nebula and one of the the brightest nebulae in the sky. It’s a wonderful target for novice and experienced imagers as there’s always more data and detail to find. It’s easy to capture – but difficult to master.
Join me at the Photo and Film expo beginning of November 2013 for a 2 part workshop on astrophotography. I’ll be discussing the basics of night photography for astro, equipment requirements, and optimal image settings. Have you ever wanted to photograph the milky way, or detailed close up moon photos? Even planets like Jupiter and […]
Andromeda eludes me from my location (Jozi, South Africa). In a relentless pursuit to capture photons, I packed my gear and headed north for some quality astro imaging. First stop Iowa, USA, where I met up with Cory Schmitz (@TheAstroShake) and tested the setup the same night. Some weeks prior to my arrival I purchased […]
The Helix Nebula NGC 7293, large planetary nebula in Aquarius
In the middle of nowhere, under dark starry skies nestled in the dramatic Karoo landscapes of South Africa lies Sutherland, the small town that S.A.L.T (the Southern African Large Telescope) calls home. Twelve hours and 1327km later I arrived at Rooikloof Guest farm. I left Joburg at 3am to ensure I had some time to […]