Welcome to my gallery of nightscapes and astrophotographs. I am just a self-taught hobbyist, and I use common off the shelf cameras and camera lenses. I don't use telescopes or expensive imaging equipment. Most of my photos and videos are shot from my front yard with a lot of light pollution all around. Just make the best out of what you have and where you are. Experiment, practice, and persevere. On occasion I travel to darker sky locations, but those trips are few and far between.

My web gallery is a small sampling of my photos and videos. You can easily scroll through the entire gallery, it is less the 50 items, or you can use the links near the top of the page to jump to a specific gallery or return to the top of the page. Each sample has a "Click Here to Enlarge Image/Video" link which will open up a new web page with an enlarged view of the item. To return to my Nightscapes Gallery, simply close the new web page that was opened.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed the photos and videos.

 

 Meteors Album
Perseids Meteor on 5 August 2014

Sony a7 and Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens
Settings: f/2.8, 25 sec, ISO 3200
Perseids Meteor on 5 August 2014
Perseids Meteor on 13 August 2014

Sony a6000 and Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens
Settings: f/2, 25 sec, ISO 200
Perseids Meteor on 13 August 2014
Perseids Meteor on 13 August 2015

Sony a6000 and Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 II lens
Settings: f/2.8, 30 sec, ISO 1000
Perseids Meteor on 13 August 2015
Geminids Meteor Shower Composite on 15 December 2015

Sony a7 and Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens
Settings: f/4, 15 sec x 3, ISO 1600
Geminids Meteor Shower Composite on 15 December 2015
Perseids Meteor Shower Composite on 12 August 2016

Sony a6000 and Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens
Settings: f/2, 20 sec, ISO 1250
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Perseids Meteors on 12 August 2017

Sony a6000 and Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens
Settings: f/2, 25 sec, ISO 200
Perseids Meteors on 12 August 2017
 

 Milky Way Album
Milky Way Composite on 25 July 2014

Sony a7 and Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens
Settings: f/1.4, 8 sec, ISO 3200
Milky Way on 25 July 2014
Milky Way and Meteors on 26 July 2014

Sony a7 and Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens
Settings: f/1.4, 8 sec, ISO 3200
Milky Way and Meteors on 26 July 2014
Milky Way Time Lapse on 26 July 2014

Sony a7 and Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens
Settings: f/1.4, 8 sec x 720, ISO 3200
Milky Way Time Lapse on 26 July 2014

Sony a6000 and Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens
Settings: f/2.8, 15 sec x 360, ISO 6400
 

 Moon Album
Blue Moon on 31 August 2012 with Clouds from Hurricane Isaac

Canon 60D and EF-S 55-250mm lens at 250mm
Settings: f/8, 1/4 sec, ISO 1600
Blue Moon on 31 August 2012 with Cloud Remnants of Hurricane Isaac
Waxing Crescent Moon on 29 October 2014

Sony a6000 and Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens and Kenko 2x teleconverter
Settings: f/5.6, 1/40th sec, ISO 100
Waxing Crescent Moon on 29 October 2014
Lunar Eclipse on 27 September 2015

Sony a6000 and Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens and Kenko 2x teleconverter
Settings: f/5.6, 0.4 sec, ISO 1600
Lunar Eclipse on 27 September 2015
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Over Dilliards on 10 February 2017

Sony a6000 and Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens
Settings: f/5.6, 1/160th sec, ISO 1600
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Over Dilliards on 10 February 2017
Crescent Moon with Earthshine on 29 March 2017

Sony a6000 and Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens and Kenko 2x teleconverter
Settings: f/5.6, 1 sec, ISO 1600
Crescent Moon with Earthshine on 29 March 2017
Moon Waxing Gibbous 9.4 Days Old on 4 May 2017

Sony a6000 and Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens and Kenko 2x teleconverter
Settings: f/8, 1/100th sec, ISO 200
Moon Waxing Gibbous 9.4 Days Old on 4 May 2017
Lunar Eclipse Time Lapse on 8 October 2014

Sony a7 and FE 28-70mm at 28mm
Settings: f/4, 8 sec x 326, ISO 320
Penumbrial Lunar Eclipse Time Lapse on 10 February 2017

Sony a7 and FE 50mm f/1.8 lens
Settings: f/5.6, 1/60th sec x 300, ISO 1600
 

 Nightscapes Album
Aerial View of Potomac River at Night on 20 November 2012

Canon G1X at 28mm (film equivalent)
Settings: f/2.8, 1/60th sec, ISO 3200
Aerial View of Potomac River at Night on 20 November 2012
Moon, Venus, and Mars on 31 January 2017

Sony a7 and FE 50mm f/1.8 lens
Settings: f/8, 2 sec, ISO 1600
Moon, Venus, and Mars on 31 January 2017
M42 Orion Nebula on 26 February 2017

Sony a7 and Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens
Settings: f/8, 30 sec x 75, ISO 800
M42 Orion Nebula on 26 February 2017
Jupiter and Moons on 4 May 2017

Sony a6000 and Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens plus Kenko 2x teleconverter
Settings: f/5.6, 1/40th sec, ISO 200
Jupiter and Moons on 4 May 2017
 

 Satellites Album
Iridium 11 Satellite Flare on 11 November 2015

Sony a6000 and Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens
Settings: f/2, 20 sec, ISO 640
Iridium 11 Satellite Flare on 11 November 2015
Tiangong 1 and Hubble Space Telescope Flyovers on 2 April 2016

Sony a6000 and Sony E 50mm f/1.8 lens
Settings: f/2.8, 2.5 sec x 35, ISO 1600
Tiangong 1 and Hubble Space Telescope Flyovers on 2 April 2016
International Space Station Flyover on 12 June 2017

Sony RX100M3 at 24mm (film equivalent)
Settings: f/2, 1 sec x 79, ISO 3200
International Space Station Flyover on 12 June 2017
Hubble Space Telescope Flyover on 14 July 2017

Sony RX100M3 at 24mm (film equivalent)
Settings: f/2, 8 sec x 12, ISO 800
Hubble Space Telescope Flyover on 14 July 2017
International Space Station Flyover on 22 July 2017

Sony RX100M3 at 24mm (film equivalent)
Settings: f/2, 8 sec x 16, ISO 800
International Space Station Flyover on 22 July 2017
International Space Station Flyover on 22 July 2017

Sony a6000 and Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens
Settings: f/2, 1/5th sec, ISO 6400
 

 Sun and Sunsets Album
Annular Solar Eclipse 20 May 2012

Canon EOS T1i and Nikon 200mm AI with Nikon TC-200 2x Teleconverter
Settings: f/4, 1/4000th sec, ISO 100
Annular Solar Eclipse 20 May 2012
Venus Transit of Sun with Airplane Contrail on 05 June 2012

Canon EOS T1i and Nikon 200mm AI with Nikon TC-200 2x Teleconverter
Settings: f/8, 1/6th sec, ISO
Venus Transit of Sun with Airplane Contrail on 05 June 2012
Sunset Fishing Time Lapse at Lake Arlington on 17 May 2014

Canon Powershot G1X at 28mm (film equivalent)
Settings: f/2.8, 1/1600 to 1 sec x 276, ISO 100
Crescent Moon, Jupiter, and Mercury at Sunset on 30 May 2014

Canon Powershot G1X at 50mm (film equivalent)
Settings: f/8, 3.2 sec, ISO 800
Crescent Moon, Jupiter, and Mercury at Sunset on 30 May 2014
Sunspots on 19 October 2014

Sony a6000 and Canon 70-300mm IS USM at 300mm and Kenko 2x teleconverter
Settings: f/8, 1/13th sec, ISO 100
Sunspots on 19 October 2014
Partial Solar Eclipse on 23 October 2014

Sony a6000 and E 55-210mm at 210mm
Settings: f/8, 1/15th sec, ISO 100
Partial Solar Eclipse on 23 October 2014
 

 Weather Album
Rolling Shelf Cloud Time Lapse on 18 April 2015

Sony a6000 and Sony 20mm f/2.8 Pancake
Settings: f/11, 1/3rd sec x 181, ISO 100
Lightening from Lake Arlington on 26 April 2015

Sony a6000 and Sony 20mm f/2.8 Pancake
Settings: f/8, 10 sec, ISO 100
Lightening from Lake Arlington on 26 April 2015
Lightning Storm on 9 May 2015

Sony a6000 and Rokinon 12mm f/2
Settings: f/5.6, 20 sec, ISO 100
Lightning Storm on 9 May 2015
Lightening Storm on 30 Oct 2015

Sony a7 and Rokinon 24mm f/1.4
Settings: f/1.4, 30 sec, ISO 200
Lightening Storm on 30 Oct 2015
Lightening Storm on 30 Oct 2015

Sony a7 and Rokinon 24mm f/1.4
Settings: f/1.4, 30 sec, ISO 200
Lightening Storm on 30 Oct 2015
Thunderstorm Trying to Develop Time Lapse on 27 June 2017

Sony RX100M3 at 24mm (film equivalent)
Settings: f/5.6, 8 sec x 46, ISO 125