Astronomy Images

These are images from my backyard observatory. These are either pictures through the telescope, or regular camera images, or even solargraph images.
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A time lapse video of the milky way taken at a dark sky location in the Sierras. A little over two hours condensed to 12 seconds. Each frame is a 30 second exposure taken with a Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera.

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the reflection of a building in water
My first 6 month solargraph, form a pinhole camera using B&W photographic paper. Dec 22, 2017 through June 21, 2018. Click to see my article.
a large telescope sitting on top of a blue trash can
This is my telescope, an AG Optical Systems 14.5" iDK, along with the smaller white FSQ-106
an image of a star cluster in the sky
The Cocoon nebula is about 3,300 light years from us. This is a 23 hour exposure on multiple nights I took in my back yard observatory.
an image of the planet that appears to be on display in a museum or office
Mova Jupiter Globe
MOVA Jupiter globe. This globe spins with solar power (no direct sunlight needed), and is quite stunning.
an open book sitting on top of a table next to a forest filled with trees
How to make a solargraph pinhole camera to make a 6 month exposure of the path of the sun. Fun, cheap, and easy to do.
the night sky is filled with stars and trees
Star Time Lapse, Dark Skies!
A time lapse video of the milky way taken at a dark sky location in the Sierras. A little over two hours condensed to 12 seconds. Each frame is a 30 second exposure taken with a Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera.