Category Archives: Astrophotography

Shootin’ the Moon

Friday evening, I took my telescope and camera equipment to a nearby farm field. My goal was to photograph Mars as it was in opposition (directly across from the sun and very bright). The forecast was not too bad … partly cloudy until about midnight, then clouds moving in. No problem, I would have a […]

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Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

Wednesday morning saw a rare event … a “Super Blue Blood Moon (Lunar Eclipse)”. The last time we had one of these was approximately 150 years ago! To capture this event, I was really challenged. First, the eclipse would be occurring in the morning hours as sunrise was beginning. It also was in the very […]

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A Chilling Encounter, Part 3

This is the third, and final post featuring images captured this past Monday evening as 2018’s first Super Moon rose above a farm grain silo that is near my rural Missouri home. As I drove to this location, clouds were really beginning to flow across the sky and the moon. Although I did not capture […]

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A Chilling Encounter, Part 2

In Part 2 of my “A Chilling Encounter” series, I’m highlighting another image I captured on New Year’s Day of the year’s first Super Moon. In this post, I feature a merged image of a couple of images I captured as the moon rose over Cornerstone Community Church (my church home) in Harrisonville, Missouri. With […]

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A Chilling Encounter, Part 1

Today’s post contains images shot last night in bone-chilling (7F) temperatures, near my rural Missouri home. With the year’s first Super Moon rising at sunset, I headed out to one of my favorite, nearby areas … Amarugia Conservation Area. I set up my equipment at the edge of the frozen lake and pointed it towards […]

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When it Rains, it Showers!

Over the weekend I reviewed and edited the many images I captured last Wednesday night/Thurday morning of the spectacular Geminids meteor shower. I processed 8 images a bit differently than normal, rotating each image (to compensate for the earth’s rotation over time) to show the approximate travel of each individual meteor, from it’s radiant point […]

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Fun Friday: Night of Astrology

I hope you had a chance to view the recent Geminids meteor shower (being a Gemini, I was particularly interested in photographing this popular meteor shower), which was outstanding where I live. It was a very long Wednesday for me, but I got to watch and photograph the very best meteor shower I’ve ever seen!! […]

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Milky Way Over Roseman

Today’s post concludes my recent photo trip to Madison County, Iowa to photograph the covered bridges in fall colors and at night (and with playing with my new drone!). Today’s two images were captured during my last night in Madison County. Although the Milky Way’s galactic core are not nearly as visible or impressive as […]

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Daytime Stars … Nighttime Stars

Today’s post comes from the Holliwell Covered Bridge of Madison County, Iowa. During the morning sunrise, I captured this “starburst” as the sun rose from behind the covered bridge: That evening, I returned to the Holliwell bridge to shoot the night skies over the bridge. Capturing 5 individual images, I later processed them together in […]

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Star Trails Over Hogback

Today’s post comes from the Hogback Covered Bridge of Madison County, Iowa. After capturing images of the Milky Way and several Orionid meteors over the bridge, I moved position to be able to shoot the star trails over the bridge. Capturing 6 individual images, I later processed them together in Photoshop, resulting in this star […]

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