Star Trails in the City When we started our #EveryNewMoon project of 2016 we set out with intentions of travelling to shoot if the weather at home was not cooperating. The whole point of the project after all is to ensure we keep shooting, and chase darker skies when we can! Facing some tough work commitments, I was […]
Christian van den Berge who runs DSLR-astrophotography.com recently ran this interview with me. I share a lot of my astro work, but not always the story behind what brought me to astrophotography and the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff. He runs an informative site and worth a visit: www.DSLR-astrophotography.com DSLR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY WITH ASTROTANJA
(Click here for a higher resolution) Date: 28 March 2014 Location: Sutherland, South Africa. Equipment Officina Stellare HiperAPO105 Canon60Da Orion SSAG Celestron Advance VX
IC2944, The running chicken nebula (30 March 2014, Sutherland, South Africa) IC2944, The Running Chicken Nebula, is located in the constellation Centaurus. To image this I used the 8” Orion Astrograph and Canon 60Da. The light gathering capabilities of the scope at F/3,9 is a pleasure to work with, but left me with a very […]
NGC 3324 is a star forming region at the northwest corner of the Carina Nebula. It is called the Gabriela Mistral nebula, because of the resemblance with the Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet. It’s shown in the center of this image, with Eta Carina Nebula to the left and NGC 3293 upper right.
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. […]
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