Jupiter’s Moons (& Saturn)

This rather made my day when I saw it early in 2020... I'd gone out to capture Jupiter and Saturn which were about to be very close, as they approached transition. But when I zoomed on my DSLR (digital camera) to 10x, I realised I could see 3 of the 4 Moons that Gailelo had seen way back in 1609. I couldn't quite make them out with my eyes, but with a bit of enhancement and … [Read more...] about Jupiter’s Moons (& Saturn)

Astrophotography in Lake Tekapo

While I was touring the South Island of New Zealand, I made sure to spend some time in the amazing Dark Sky Reserve that is centered around Lake Tekapo. The views of the night sky are absolutely amazing and I'll be sure to post some more as I continue processing them. Here is one where I used the car to give some interest to the foreground. You can can see Jupiter … [Read more...] about Astrophotography in Lake Tekapo

Astrophotography – Vehicle Trails

On a recent trip I stopped near Mt Ngauruhoe with intention of doing some Astrophotography. Unfortunately it was a rather moonlit night and the moon was sitting right in the way of the center of the Milky Way, so astrophotography was a bit of a write off. I was pondering what I could do as cars and trucks continued to pass me at 100 km/hr. With that being the only unique … [Read more...] about Astrophotography – Vehicle Trails