BillD's corner of the Universe
This is one of my more expensive and sometimes most frustrating hobbies. It is so dependent on external elements such as the weather, the moon, the neighbours lights (grrrr).
A great thing about Astrophotography is that it can be very hard to get everything right. You have to fight the elements, the equipment, and it also requires practice and skill. There is a huge learning curve, but I believe that’s what makes it such a great hobby. There is always something to tweak or learn that will help improve the final image. It’s one of those things where you can always improve.
It is just so unfortunate that the weather vs work commitments can make it so difficult. Not only does it require nice weather, it usually has to fall on a Friday night or Saturday night, so I can stay up until the wee hours of the morning and not interfere with my ability to work the next day.
This is one of my “Retirement Hobbies”. It will be so cool when the time comes and I can stay up all night any night the conditions are right 🙂 come on 2027.
Short exposure of the Orion and Running Man nebula
Testing out the camera with a 40 minute exposure of Orion
IC 2944 Nebula
IC 2944 Nebula with QHY 268 camera I finally got a couple of clear nights so I was able to capture this nebula as well
Eta Carina Nebula 2021
Eta Carina Nebula with QHY 268 camera The Carina Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in
Gabriela Mistral Nebula – IC 2599, NGC 3324, NGC 3293
Gabriela Mistral Nebula – IC 2599, NGC 3324, NGC 3293 NGC 3324 is an open cluster in the southern constellation Carina, located northwest of the
Finally Imaged Tarantula Nebula-NGC2070
After many years away from the hobby I decided to upgrade the obs, and my gear and here is the first image with the new gear.
Solar Imaging Below you will find various images of our sun taken through a specifically designed solar telescope. Never look at the sun without the
During the once in a lifetime Venus Transit event, I was all setup with two solar telescopes HD recorders and other equipment. However the weather
Horse Head Nebula
I have tried in the past to get a reasonable image of the horse head nebula, but have never had much success due to the
My First Narrow-band Colour Image
Here is my First ever colour image in Narrow Band using the Hubble Palette (kind of).I am still learning how to process images taken through
Hydrogen-Alpha Filter vs Red Filter for Astro Imaging
Hydrogen Alpha Filters To add to my equipment list (as you do), I decided to get a more sensitive Monochrome camera and a set of