Astrophotography of the night sky...

Shawn Nielsen astrophotographer

Astrophotography of the Night Sky

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!

One-on-one PixInsight Image Processing Lessons...

New to PixInsight? Interested in improving your processing techniques and workflow? Learn techniques for stunning images. Unleash the potential of PixInsight post-processing with personal tutoring from me via Zoom.

We can work with your data or use mine. I can demonstrate my image processing to you first hand while you look over my shoulder. We can also discuss your workflow and I can help you get on track to producing amazing astro images you’ll be proud to share with family and friends.

VisibleDark Astrophotography Tutoring, enhance your PixInsight skills today. Get in touch with me for your own private tutoring sessions! Email: [email protected] for more details.


Witch's broom NGC 6960

The Witch’s Broom NGC 6960

The Witch’s Broom NGC 6960 Discover the mesmerizing Witch’s Broom supernova remnant, situated approximately 1400 light-years away in the captivating Cygnus constellation. This celestial wonder,

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