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!

My latest astrophotography...

Optolong 3nm narrowband filters SHO

M42 with the new Optolong 3nm filters (narrowband)

M42, the Orion Nebula, captured through Optolong 3nm narrowband filters and processed in a SHO (Hubble) palette. This is my first image of 2022 and also first image taken using [...]
Comet Leonard C/2021 A1

Comet Leonard C/2021 A1

Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) is sweeping through northern predawn skies in the month of December 2021. Discovered by Greg Leonard, a senior researcher at the University of Arizona, was first [...]
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: 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 [...]

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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, [...]

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