Clear Skies for Astrophotography

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]
There are numerous objects in the night sky. Using a telescope brings them into view but how do you bring
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Canon EOS XTi: Equipment Spotlight [DSLR Camera]
The Canon EOs XTi joins my astrophotography family. I started using my Google Pixel Really Blue to photograph night sky
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2019 Total Lunar Eclipse [Astrophotography]
Total Lunar Eclipse The total lunar eclipse was beautiful! I took more than 500 pictures of this event to create
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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.