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 […]
I recently re-imaged M17 after 8 months. Albeit with a completely different setup of superior optics, I am posting this because the improvement is not only due to the setup, but rather the journey of learning.
Your attitude almost always determines your altitude in life
Fitting Bob’s Knobs on my SCT …. Collimation is the alignment of optics in your telescope. If your mirrors aren’t aligned, light can not be accurately focused. Unfortunately carrying your scope around a lot can move mirrors out of place, and just like a musical instrument needs to be in tune to play properly – […]