Astrophotography of the night sky is a passion for me. Join me as I image some of the wonders of the cosmos…

Welcome to my astrophotography and astronomy website. Here you’ll see images I have taken of the night sky and deep space objects, using a variety of equipment. My story began more than four decades ago looking up at the Moon with a small telescope my Father had. Today I do astrophotography from my home in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and also with remote telescopes located in New Mexico, Chile and Australia. I also have a Youtube channel where I discuss astrophotography, PixInsight processing as well as review and test astro products. Thank you for visiting and clear skies!

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My latest astrophotography...

Pacman NGC 281

The Pacman Nebula NGC 281

The Pacman Nebula NGC 281 is a large emission nebula appearing near the orange giant star Schedar in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is located in the Perseus arm of our Milky [...]
IC59 and IC63 nebula in Cassiopeia

A ghost in space! IC59 and IC63

Visit my Patreon page and become a patron… Click here! Delighted that this image is featured in Amateur Astrophotography Magazine, Issue 93: https://bit.ly/3FC1Wrx With the Halloween season quickly approaching I [...]
NGC 7635 The Bubble Nebula and M52 Open Star Cluster

Imaging a Bubble In Space – NGC 7635

Visit my Patreon page and become a patron… Click here! Over three nights in late September I pointed the telescope and camera at the northern edge of the Cassiopeia constellation. [...]
M31 taken with the Starfield 80mm APO triplet refractor

M31 Galaxy with the Starfield 80mm Triplet Refractor

Visit my Patreon page and become a Patron… Click here! I had the opportunity to try out the Starfield 80mm triplet Gėar series APO refractor. This is a new telescope [...]
Moon QHY462C

Daytime lunar imaging with the QHY462C camera

Visit my Patreon page and become a patron… Click here! It was a beautiful sunny day. While sitting out on the patio having a coffee I looked up and noticed [...]
Starizona APEX-ED - test image - IC1396

Testing: Starizona APEX-ED .65x Reducer and Flattener

Visit my Patreon page and become a patron… Click here! I was sent a Starizona APEX-ED .65x reducer and flattener to test and work with on my Skywatcher Esprit 100. [...]

NGC 6914 – AAPOD!

Visit my Patreon page and become a patron… Click here! NGC 6914 itself is the blue reflection nebula near center. It’s surrounded by a wonderful field of glowing gas and [...]

The Leo Trio Galaxies

Visit my Patreon page and become a patron… Click here! The Leo Triplet (also known as the M66 Group and Leo Trio) is a small group of galaxies about 35 [...]
partial solar eclipse june 10 2021

Partial Solar Eclipse June 10, 2021 from Kitchener

I was up early the morning of June 10th, 2021 as an annular solar eclipse was underway. From my location in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, it was a partial solar eclipse [...]
HaGO IC1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula

Trying HaGO combination in PixInsight

I was intrigued by Dylan O’Donnell’s video about using narrowband and broadband data to produce a more natural looking hybrid image of emission nebula objects. Specifically the use of H-alpha, [...]
Iris Nebula Normalize Scale Gradient

Iris Nebula with the QHY268M Cmos Camera

I finally was able to get the proper spacing of adapters for the QHY268M cmos camera and my Esprit 100 triplet refractor. It took quite a while unfortunately. A month [...]
Focus Cube

A year later – followup on the Pegasus Astro gear

It’s been over a year now that I’ve been using the Pegasus Astro Focus Cube and Pocket Powerbox Advanced. Both of these astro products were a welcomed addition to my [...]

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