Tag Archives: Fixed Tripod

March 17th 2015 Aurora

March 17 2015 Northern Lights. Shawn Nielsen

It was a great night for Aurora (Northern Lights) sky watchers here in southern Ontario. The CME launched from the Sun towards Earth 3 days previous set off a nice display of dancing colours in the night sky. I was lucky enough that it was clear this night and I set off to photograph the […]

Northern Lights Dance in the Night Sky

October 8th 2013 Northern Lights, Ontario, Canada

Always an amazing sight to see – the Northern Lights October 8th 2013 (Aurora Borealis) painted the evening night skies of Ontario green, red and purple. View high resolution image here Curtains of shimmering light along with intense pillars of colour could be seen shooting up into the night sky. Eyewitness reports being posted on […]

Planetary Triple Play of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury

Jupiter, Venus and Mercury come together in the evening sky on May 25th, 2013. Shawn Nielsen

May 24th to 29th, 2013 three planets in our solar system are visible close together low in the West after sunset. This is also called a conjunction. On the evening of May 25th, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury came together and I was able to take some photos of this event. In the days leading up […]

Antares and the Whispy Moon Clouds

Whispy Moon clouds and the summer star Antares. Shawn Nielsen, 2009

Antares and the Whispy Moon Clouds Photography of the night sky using a fixed tripod One of the great things about photographing the night sky is you don’t have to have expensive telescope and camera equipment to take some incredible photos of the heavens above. Like this photo of the star Antares with whispy Moon […]