Clear Skies for Astrophotography

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How To Find Night Sky Objects Without A GoTo Mount [Plate Solving]
I want to find night sky objects with a GoTo mount. If you know me, I love technology. Yet for…
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Finding True North
My Polar Alignment Methods [Telescope Setup]
When I search the internet for deep space photos like this, I am marveled by what many amateurs are able…
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy_RRRT
Messier 51 On The RRRT [Whirlpool Galaxy]
Remember my last article? You know the one about my experience at the Fan Mountain Observatory in April 2019. The…
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Fan Mountain Observatory Complex
UVA, Norfolk State & Me [Fan Mountain Observatory]
Fresh off seeing my UVA Cavaliers win the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship, I couldn't wait to visit grounds. In fact
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Orion Astroview 6: Equipment Spotlight [Moving Prime Focus]
I moved prime focus without cutting the OTA (Optical Tube Assembly) on my Orion Astroview 6 telescope. Huh? How? No…
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Bahtinov Masks 2
Bahtinov Mask: Equipment Spotlight [Focus]
I 3D printed a Bahtinov Mask, so I can clearly see the sky. There are numerous objects in the night…
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Clear Skies

Astrophography is my passion and certainly can be seen throughout this site.  After all you’re here because it’s a passion of yours.  Enjoy and above all, clear skies! – Kevin Francis

Treasures of the Universe

Astrophotography allows Astronomers, both professional and amateur, to share what they view with you.  In essence the treasures of the universe are so vast, that I cannot list all here.  From time to time, astronomers discover something hidden.  What I can do is utilize my experiences and photos to introduce others to some of these treasures or ignite their passion in Astronomy.

My astrophotography tools:

  • Orion Astroview 6 Telescope
  • Meade ETX-125 Telescope
  • The RRRT at Fan Mountain
  • Google Pixel Really Blue Smartphone henceforth and forever
  • Canon EOS XTi DSLR Camera
  • Canon EOS T3i DSLR Camera
  • My yard, especially my yard
  • Solar Filter, specifically when viewing the Sun
  • Skyglow Light Pollution Filter
  • Plossl Eye pieces
  • Orion SkyGlow Light Pollution Filter
  • Color Filters
  • Clear Skies

Thank you for visiting. – Kevin Francis

About Kevin Francis

To learn more about me, you can click on the link above or click here.