Photographing the Night Sky 2018-02-04T05:16:29+00:00

Hello and welcome to my Astrophotography and Astronomy website! My name is Shawn Nielsen. I’m fascinated with the science of Astronomy and enjoy sharing my passion of stargazing with others.

Photographing the night sky. The Visible Dark - Astrophotography by Shawn NielsenAs a young boy I was intrigued with the Moon and stars I could see above. 40+ years later I still am fascinated by the vast cosmos that appears to us on clear nights.

Sadly I now find myself trying to save the night sky from a cancer known as light pollution. With the switch to (white) LED lights at night and more and more lights being turned on, the problem has now been found to be growing by over 2% every year. It is having negative affects on people’s health and is disrupting delicate eco-systems we all depend on for a healthy environment.

ASA-16-iTelescopeThe images displayed on this site I took from various locations including northern Ontario, Canada (cottage country), remote observatories in New Mexico, Australia and Spain as well as from my driveway at home in Kitchener.

I hope you enjoy looking around the site and feel free to leave a comment as well.

Clear skies and keep looking up!

-Shawn Nielsen