Pickering Brook

I was in Pickering Brook for lunch on the weekend and with nice weather took a bit of a detour on the way home to see what photo opportunities there were. This struck me as an almost perfect jigsaw picture. [caption id="attachment_973" align="alignnone" width="1042"] Pickering Brook[/caption] [caption id="attachment_976" align="alignnone" width="942"]…

Sunset Reflections

Yesterday evening I had some fun wandering along the Swan River with my camera. I haven't been to this spot before, but first impressions are that I'll be back soon. A nice peaceful spot not too far from home with reasonably nice scenery. [caption id="attachment_909" align="alignnone" width="775"] Silhouettes and sunset…

Galaxy NGC 4536

Here's a quick snap of a galaxy in Virgo from tonight: [caption id="attachment_892" align="alignnone" width="1242"] NGC 4536 (12" SCT @ 2200mm focal length, ST8-XME @ bin 1x1, 18 x 300 second unguided exposures, averaged).[/caption] More galaxies in my astrophotography gallery.

Comet 117P

Last night I was inspired to take a photo of comet 117P after seeing some recent messages on the ASV comet list regarding it. Days earlier I had looked for available comets to photograph and missed this one. I was surprised by the length of 117P's tail. The comet is…

Under Cloudy Stars

I had good intentions tonight, even with the full moon, of (1) doing some supernova searching and (2) working on footage for a video idea I have. I spent an hour or so in the afternoon hobbling around setting the gear up. The clouds had other plans! The clouds are…

A broken ankle and a Valley of Stars

A couple of weekends ago I enjoyed making the most of my local surroundings, taking a long awaited trip to a nearby vantage point for some astrophotography of the Milky Way. I captured a few nice images, of which this, titled Valley of Stars, is probably the best: [caption id="attachment_842"…

Solar Eclipse Video

Check out my new video on Vimeo, it is of the solar eclipse experienced on the 10th May 2013. The eclipse was a partial solar eclipse as viewed from my location in Perth, even though up north at Newman it was an Annular solar eclipse. 10th May Partial Solar Eclipse…