Top 10 Favorites

You visited this page because you just want to see my top 10 favorites? Well, here is my portfolio if you will, my personal favorites and best received images!

7-2 m31 (2)
M31 – Andromeda Galaxy

This one wasn’t initially planned to be taken on the night of July 2, but wind prevented me from imaging the summer sky until it died down close to midnight. By then, the intended objects were setting and the Autumn sky was taking over.

6-4 moonset
Moonset over Mojave Desert – 6/4/2019, Amboy, Crater, CA

Another example of a shot not intended. In early June,  I was still setting up my equipment to image galaxies I saw the waxing crescent moon setting out of the corner of my eye, quickly set up my camera lens and zoomed all the way to 300, and got the shot. It turned out to be the best shot of the night.

6-4 Vega
30 second exposure of Vega = 6/4/2019 Amboy Crater, CA

Again, just me messing around and testing a 30 second exposure with a Barlow Lens. Never expected people to be really dazzled by the shot, but of course welcome the reactions.

8-2 site
Our Star Party Site 8/2/2019. Looking South West.
5-28 m51
M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy – 5/28/2019 Cottonwood Campground, JTNP
Great American Eclipse 2017 = 8/21/2017, Glendo, WY
1-19 Blood Moon
Lunar Eclipse 2019 – Taken during our public viewing event.
M 42
M42 – Orion Nebula Cottonwood Campground, Joshua Tree National Park – 2/7/2019

My jaw dropped when I saw the small preview after my Nikon finished processing the exposure. I didn’t know what it was capable of at that time, so I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw the detail. No retouching needed!

Orion Jtree
6-4 MW
Milky Way over Amboy Crater, CA – 6/5/2019