I journeyed into smartphone astrophotography because I wanted that screen saver photo for myself. Little did I know that those early pictures would lead to something more substantial. I’ve had success. I’ve also had many failures. All transparent to you. My hope is that they help in your journey. Now I use a Google Pixel, but any smartphone will work.
Smartphone Astrophotography [Google Pixel 3]
Smartphone astrophotography is a fast growing part of astronomy. Smartphones are common, portable, and have great cameras. I’ve owned aRead more.
Dark Sky Astrophotography [Smokey Mountain Getaway]
August is a busy month for my family, and we took a weekend to visit the Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg,Read more.
Smartphone Astrophotography: In 6 Steps [Infographic]
Interested in creating photos like this using smartphone astrophotography? This list has six of my overall steps. Including those I’veRead more.
Mars: The Red Planet on Display in Summer 2018 [Dust Storm]
During the last star party at The Virginia Living Museum, I laid eyes on Mars for the first time thisRead more.
Saturn: Photographing the Cassini Division 2018 Update [Rings]
Light travels about 2 hours from the Sun to Saturn to your telescope. We can spend about that much timeRead more.
Derotation in Astrophotography [Field Rotation]
Derotation in Astrophotography is Amazing I learned something new this weekend. I learned about a technique in astrophotography called Derotation. Read more.
Beautiful Solar Prominence [Flares]
Solar Prominence The Sun, our closest star, is also a complex and active part of the solar system. On SundayRead more.
Mercury: My Astrophotography First Attempt [The Planet]
This summer night was meant to be a warm evening capturing Jupiter, Venus & Saturn. Mercury just happened to appearRead more.
Moon: Take Photos & Find Many Colors [Brown or Grey]
You don’t have to be an astrophotographer to have a photo of the Moon in your collection. The Moon appears,Read more.
Beehive Cluster: I Don’t See Anything There [Magnitude]
Light Pollution In light polluted areas, seeing fuzzy star clusters is nearly impossible to the naked eye. Therefore, when IRead more.