25th October 2011
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From my heavily light polluted urban skies it is still possible (with inexpensive equipment) to capture the grandeur of one of our nearby neighbor galaxies: Andromeda (aka M31).
For more see details at
To learn how to do this yourself, see
Astrophotography 101 - a webinar you can attend from anywhere around the world.
And here is a comparison in size between Andromeda and the Moon… surprised?
12th October 2011
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Who knew you could take pictures of galaxies you can’t see with your eye (in the middle of a city without a telescope!)
15th September 2011
Tom Lowe (overall winner of Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2010) won with a similar shot of this tree. He’s also done some
fantastic timelapses that will make your jaw fall on the floor. This is my take on the same tree.
11th August 2011
The Perseid Meteor show is visible everywhere this weekend. The nearly full moon will interfere, but there will still be streaking!
6th August 2011
2011 Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower (by
27th July 2011
5 of us went for hike up Half Dome for night photography and sunrise. What we came across was an ill-prepared pair of cold, defeated hikers in the dark.
link to read more about the story. I do hope they are safe!
24th July 2011
Hikers summit Half Dome in strong moonlight with headlamps blazing. For details how this was created, see