Clear Skies for Astrophotography

Because it's small and great for wide field astrophotography picked up an Orion ST-80 telescope. The ST stands for Short
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M13 or the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules is an astronomy favorite. It is 145 light years in diameter and
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I want to find night sky objects with a GoTo mount. If you know me, I love technology. Yet for
Finding True North
When I search the internet for deep space photos like this, I am marveled by what many amateurs are able
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy_RRRT
Remember my last article? You know the one about my experience at the Fan Mountain Observatory in April 2019. The
Fan Mountain Observatory Complex
Fresh off seeing my UVA Cavaliers win the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship, I couldn't wait to visit grounds. In fact

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

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