NGC 1600 and Friends

[caption id="attachment_1768" align="alignnone" width="1801"] NGC 1600 and other galaxies. 5 x 180 second exposures. 0.84"/pixel scale.[/caption] 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…

Karri Forest – Tree

[caption id="attachment_1732" align="alignnone" width="1242"] Karri Forest - South-west Western Australia (Pemberton).[/caption] 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…

Picture Perfect

[caption id="attachment_1729" align="alignnone" width="1242"] Picture Perfect - Yornup, Western Australia. Amazing green grass, winter sunshine, water, trees, fences .... what more could a photographer want? Back in July on our short trip down south. Tack sharp and oh so crystal clear. This was one of those times when the lighting,…

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]

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…

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…