Astro Photography

A glimpse into the cosmos using a DLSR.

I never thought it possible to photograph nebulae, comets, and other deep sky objects without a telescope, but here we are.

Milky Way
Purple Milk
Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula

All it takes is time. And a star tracker. This cross section of the Milky Way (our home galaxy) was made possible thanks to a 25 minute exposure, single shot. The Orion Nebula exposure was only 180 seconds, 14 images stacked to remove deep space noise.

Pons Brooks Comet
full moon

Astronomers estimate that the universe could contain up to one septillion stars – that’s a one followed by 24 zeros. Our Milky Way alone contains more than 100 billion, including our most well-studied star, the Sun. In order to see some objects, it’s common place to remove the stars.