Astrophotography Photo Gallery

Here is a small sampling of my nightsky photos. These were all taken with digital, consumer grade cameras and affordable manual lenses. Each was post processed using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop.

 

Pleiades (The Seven Sisters)

Pleiades photographed on 25 March 2012.

Camera: Canon EOS T1i
Lens: Nikon 200mm AI manual lens
Exposure: 1.3 sec
Speed: ISO 1600
Aperture: f/8


 

Moon

Moon photographed on 4 March 2012.

Camera: Canon EOS T1i
Lens: Nikon 200mm AI manual lens plus TC-1 Teleconverter
Exposure: 1/25 sec
Speed: ISO 100
Aperture: f/8


 

Moon and Venus Wideangle

The Moon and Venus photographed on 23 April 2012.

Camera: Sony NEX C3
Lens: Sony 16mm f/2.8 E-mount
Exposure: 13 sec
Speed: ISO 200
Aperture: f/5.6


 

Southern Nightsky Wideangled Long Exposure

A wideangle, long exposure photograph of the souther nightsky on 23 April 2012. The streaks are the light trails from three airplanes flying by.

Camera: Sony NEX C3
Lens: Rokinon 8mm Fisheye
Exposure: 30 sec
Speed: ISO 200
Aperture: f/8


 

Venus and the Moon 24 April 2012

Full crop from photo of Venus and the Moon on 24 April 2012. I moved Venus much closer to the Moon for effect.

Camera: NEX C3
Lens: Nikon 135mm non-AI manual lens
Exposure: 2.5 sec
Speed: ISO 1600
Aperture: f/8


 

Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula photographed on 25 March 2012.

Camera: Canon EOS T1i
Lens: Nikon 200mm AI manual lens
Exposure: 1.3 sec
Speed: ISO 1600
Aperture: f/8