NGC 1600 and Friends

I've had some fun reading about this galaxy NGC 1600 and annotating the above photograph with information. This image is from my standard nightly survey of galaxies and as such is only a brief 5 exposures each of 180 seconds in length. I hope you enjoy the representation with additional…

Karri Forest – Tree

Looking through my Karri Forest gallery you will probably find very similar photographs to this from 8 odd years ago, probably taken with film! But the fact is I never tire of this kind of Karri Forest photograph, and never tire of the Karri Forest its self. The dripping wet,…

Sunspots – August 9, 2014

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 using Backyard EOS. A Baader white light filter was…

Karri Forest Fungus

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 a collection of orchid and fungus photography. It's amazing what you find, and you always find…

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…