Astrophotos – 1-3-2016

I had just received my iOptron SkyTracker back from the manufacturer to correct a tracking defect and was anxious to see if the repair was successful. On the night of January 2/3, 2016 I finally got the combination of clear skies, no moon, a working star tracker and a weekend (meaning no work the next […]

Perseid Meteor Shower – 8-12/13-2015

Here are a few shots from the 2015 Perseid meteor shower on the night of August 12/13, 2015. The first 3 shots were with a Canon 1D Mk IV and a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens. The last two were with the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8. All EXIF data is intact on the images. All exposures were […]

M-31 – Andromeda Galaxy

Here is a photo of the Andromeda Galaxy M-31 photographed from Fairland, Indiana on December 11, 2014. Equipment: Canon 1D Mk IV 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II iOptron SkyTracker Backyard EOS software for camera control Exposure info: 200mm f/2.8 ISO 1600 22 light frames – 11 @ 90 seconds, 11 @120 seconds 44 dark frames […]

Space Shuttle Atlantis – 7-7/8-11

Since it’s the off-season for sports; here’s something completely different. I had the extreme privilege of photographing the final launch of a U.S. Space Shuttle. Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on its final journey on July 8, 2011. I’d like to give a special thanks to Brian Harmon and David Hill of the Greenfield Daily Reporter […]

Shots of a Lifetime – Space Shuttle Night Launch

I know this has nothing to do with sports, but I took a few days off for a mid-winter break and traveled to Orlando, Florida to photograph the last scheduled night launch of the Space Shuttle. Thanks to Indiana Congressman Steve Buyer, our party was able to obtain Congressional VIP tickets to the launch which […]