Tag Archives: astrophotography

Esprit 100 Triplet APO Refractor arrives!

Esprit 100 APO refractor
It's an exciting end to the month of June as my newest telescope addition arrived! I have used many different makes and designs of telescopes over the years. All of them were good and I have enjoyed using them. Some better than others. A few I still have even. I felt it was time to [...]

My Article and Images in Skynews Magazine Nov-Dec Issue 2016

Featured astrophotography article in SkyNews magazine by Shawn Nielsen
Super exciting to have my Skynews Magazine astrophotography article featured on a 4-page spread in the November-December issue. While I've known about this upcoming for several months, it's always exciting to see your work in print and circulated around the Country to subscribers and on news stands. The skynews magazine astrophotography article is entitled "Eta Carinae [...]

First image tests with ASI1600MM-Cooled astro camera

ZWO ASI1600MM-Cooled astronomy camera
The new ASI1600MM-Cooled astrophotography camera from ZWO is breaking new ground in technology  for imaging the night sky. It's one of the first cameras that can do both planetary imaging and deep sky imaging. I have spent a couple clear nights recently taking some test images with it. I am really impressed with the camera's [...]

Return to M20 the Trifid Nebula

M20 the Trifid Nebula

Featured Astronomy Magazine online Picture of the Day, Sept 8th, 2016.  Also featured in Amateur Astrophotography E-Magazine Aug 9th, issue #31 It’s been several years since I imaged M20 the Trifid Nebula. I decided to begin collecting new data on it in May 2016 using the remote 16″ ASA astrograph at Siding Springs Observatory. It […]