Astrophotography of the night sky over Ontario, Canada, New Mexico, USA and Siding Spring, Australia

“Across the sea of space, the stars are other Suns” – Carl Sagan

Welcome to my astronomy and astrophotography site. I’m Shawn Nielsen and I’m an amateur astronomer and astrophotopgrapher. I’m also an advocate for better lighting at night, active in the light pollution abatement efforts. The astro images featured on this website were taken from various locations including dark sites in rural southern Ontario, up in northern cottage country (South Bruce Peninsula) as well as remote observatories in New Mexico, Australia and Spain. Some of the images were even taken from my home in Kitchener, a relatively light polluted city. Astrophotography is a passion of mine Continue reading…

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