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Capturing Aurora Borealis on Canon DSLR Cameras

Capturing Aurora Borealis on Canon DSLR Cameras

After the solar eclipse in Idaho, I couldn’t resist continuing my “long-service leave” and returning to Canada’s Yukon Territory for some early-season aurora hunting. I had just two and half weeks (one New Moon cycle), based with my friends and supporters Andrea and Florian Lemphers at Shallow Bay, north of the capital, Whitehorse. I had […]

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Camera Setup to Photograph an Eclipse Over the Tetons

Camera Setup to Photograph an Eclipse Over the Tetons

I was booked in as a tour guide for the Great America Eclipse of 2017 back in 2014, three years before the actual event. For three months beforehand, I worked solidly on planning and rehearsing my strategy while collecting and freighting gear from my home in central Victoria, Australia, to the site of the shoot. […]

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Photographing a Total Solar Eclipse

Photographing a Total Solar Eclipse

I hope you enjoy this video, “The Moon in Motion,” with footage of the “Great American Eclipse” captured from locations in Idaho and looking over the Tetons on August 21, 2017. It’s best viewed with the lights down and the music up on the biggest screen you have. Music is by my talented friend, cellist […]

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Astrophotography & Timelapses with the Canon EOS Ra

Astrophotography & Timelapses with the Canon EOS Ra

Canon Australia loaned me their new EOS Ra camera during over the summer, and between the smoke of the summer bushfires (how long ago does that seem now?) I was able to capture one deep sky image from my observatory, a timelapse sequence from the Gippsland Lakes and several panoramas close to home. Despite the […]

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Photographing the Geminid Meteor Shower

Photographing the Geminid Meteor Shower

Despite living in the southern hemisphere, I decided to have a crack at capturing Geminid meteors in December 2020. There was no moon and one or two nights of a clear forecast. But I was a bit rusty. I was using a Star Adventurer 2i tracking mount to track a section of sky near the […]

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Astrophotography: The Southern Cross & Pointers

Astrophotography: The Southern Cross & Pointers

As a teenager, from my earliest days of interest in astronomy and photography, I had a famous (in the southern hemisphere) image of the Southern Cross and “The Pointers” as a poster on my wall, captured on a medium-format camera by Japanese astrophotographer Akira Fujii. Fujii used a blur filter to highlight the famed bright […]

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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Tracking Mount Review

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Tracking Mount Review

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i is an updated version of the original Star Adventurer tracking mount. It brings the app-based control of the Star Adventurer Mini (SAM) to its slightly larger brother. Setting Up The mount has had a cosmetic overhaul, with white paint and green attachments in place of the original black or red. […]

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