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”

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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