Roger Groom

NGC 1532 (spiral galaxy)

[caption id="attachment_1676" align="alignnone" width="1310"] NGC 1532 (galaxy in the constellation of Fornax). 22 x 300s clear + 30 x 180s blue + 30 x 180s green + 30 x 180s red. ST8-XME, 12" SCT @ ~2200mm (0.84"/pixel).[/caption] See this and more galaxies in my galaxy gallery. This is probably one…

Sunspots – August 9, 2014

[caption id="attachment_1658" align="alignnone" width="1144"] Sunspots - August 9, 2014[/caption] There are some nice sunspots with extra surface detail surrounding, today. This photograph was taken using my Megrez 90 APO telescope, Canon 6D, Tamron 2x teleconverter, Kenko extension tubes (between 2x and 6D body). It's a stack of 470 frames recorded…

Pemberton Farmland

[caption id="attachment_1645" align="alignnone" width="1242"] Pemberton Farmland - South-west Western Australia. For more about my journeys to Pemberton over the last 14 years see the Karri Forest gallery.[/caption]

Hello There!

[caption id="attachment_1627" align="alignnone" width="1274"] Karri Forest Fungus - Hello There![/caption] I bet you thought that you saw everything in that last Karri Forest fungus photo in my previous post, but I bet you didn't see these little fellow calling out to you, waving his antenna trying to get your attention!…

Karri Forest Fungus

[caption id="attachment_1622" align="alignnone" width="1242"] Karri Forest Fungus (red)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1621" align="alignnone" width="775"] Karri Forest Fungus (golden)[/caption] My wife and I have spent years crawling around the understory of Karri Forests in the south-west of Western Australia. Back in 2000 - 2010 we regularly visited the area every year, amassing quite…

Rain Storms crossing Perth

[caption id="attachment_1604" align="alignnone" width="1242"] Rain Storms from John Forrest National Park, 14th July 2014.[/caption] This photo is taken from John Forrest National Park in the hills of Perth, looking over the Swan Coastal Plain towards Perth. Rain is crossing over the city with dark clouds above.

Helena Valley

[caption id="attachment_1551" align="alignnone" width="1242"] Green - Jarrah Forest[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1552" align="alignnone" width="1342"] Helena Valley Sunset Panorama[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1553" align="alignnone" width="1242"] Valleys[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1554" align="alignnone" width="1342"] The Moon - in Sunset[/caption]

Mt Observation and Wandoo Woodland

[caption id="attachment_1542" align="alignnone" width="1342"] The road winding in to Mt Observation, between Perth and York in the Western Australian Wheatbelt region.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1540" align="alignnone" width="1342"] Mt Observation road wet with rain after a wintry morning.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1541" align="alignnone" width="1342"] Wet leaf litter in the Wandoo forest around Mt Observation. Typical…

Wheatbelt Wanderings

Today I enjoyed a photography excursion to the wheatbelt, driving through Northam, Goomalling and Todyay. Trips like this have been relatively rare in the last year or two, with my spare time spent more on astrophotography or travelling for other reasons. It's fun to focus on terrestrial photography a little…