First Astro Photo – the Moon.

I’ve tried to photograph the moon before, but I never got the close-up view that I wanted, even with a telephoto lens. So I decided to try attaching my camera to my telescope. I took this picture with my Canon 5D4, using my Celestron Astromaster 114EQ telescope as a lens. This was my first timeContinue reading “First Astro Photo – the Moon.”

First Photos of the Milky Way

These photos are the results of my first attempt at photographing the Milky Way a couple weeks ago. I am absolutely thrilled that I was able to capture these and grateful that I live in a wonderful rural town that makes it easy to do this. I am convinced that there’s no way I couldContinue reading “First Photos of the Milky Way”

First night sky photos – the moon and Jupiter.

A few weeks ago, the night sky was clear, the weather was comfortable, and I had time to go outside and try to photograph it. I couldn’t get many stars because the moon was too bright, but I did manage to get Jupiter. These were taken with my Canon 5D4, and Tamron lens at 24mm,Continue reading “First night sky photos – the moon and Jupiter.”

Jupiter, Saturn, and the Milky Way

I’ve been interested in astronomy and astro photography for a long time, but never could find the time and a clear sky. Light pollution was also a big problem because I lived in the suburbs of a major American city. But, then I moved out here in rural Missouri, and now I can see moreContinue reading “Jupiter, Saturn, and the Milky Way”

Fun in the yard with Sherlock

Last Tuesday, we had some fantastic weather, and I had some free time, so I decided to take Sherlock out to the yard for a photo session. These were all taken with my Canon 5D Mark IV, and Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. The settings were f/5.6, 200mm focal length, shutter speed 1/1000, and ISO 250.Continue reading “Fun in the yard with Sherlock”

Flowers blooming in the yard, May 2020

Well, it looks like Spring is finally here to stay. The flowers in my yard had begun to bloom over the last few days. Yesterday, when taking Sherlock out into the yard for the first time that morning, I noticed how beautiful the flowers looked with large drops of morning dew. So, after he hadContinue reading “Flowers blooming in the yard, May 2020”

Playtime in the yard, May 2020

Earlier this month, we had some decent weather here in southeast Missouri. So, I decided to take Sherlock out for some playtime, while practicing my photography skills. I couldn’t take him to the local dog park because it was closed due to COVID-19, but I didn’t need to anyway, because we have a large yardContinue reading “Playtime in the yard, May 2020”

I hope that I can use my telescope soon

This is a Celestron Astromaster 114EQ. I got it for Christmas a few years ago, but it has been sitting in a corner ever since because of my busy life and a bright suburban sky. Now that I live in a much better location for observing the night sky, and my life has slowed downContinue reading “I hope that I can use my telescope soon”

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