Astrophotography

In his free time, Joel enjoys photographing planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. All of the images below were taken by Joel.


Deep Sky

Orion Nebula

  The Orion Nebula, imaged from the Nevada desert using a Celestron 8SE with focal length reducer and AX mount with Canon 70D

The Orion Nebula, imaged from the Nevada desert using a Celestron 8SE with focal length reducer and AX mount with Canon 70D

Running man nebula

  NGC 1977, the “Running Man Neula”

NGC 1977, the “Running Man Neula”

Open Clusters

NGC 869

 NGC 869, an open star cluster in Perseus. Imaged with focal length reducer on Celestrion 8SE.

NGC 869, an open star cluster in Perseus. Imaged with focal length reducer on Celestrion 8SE.

The Pleiades

 M45, the Pleiades or “Seven Sisters” star cluster in Taurus. Imaged with focal length reducer on Celestron 8SE.

M45, the Pleiades or “Seven Sisters” star cluster in Taurus. Imaged with focal length reducer on Celestron 8SE.

M34

 M34, an open cluster in Perseus. Focal length reducer on Celestron 8SE.

M34, an open cluster in Perseus. Focal length reducer on Celestron 8SE.

Wide Angle

Eastern sky, late autumn

  Starry sky over railroad tracks in the Mojave Desert.

Starry sky over railroad tracks in the Mojave Desert.

Planetary imaging

Mars

  DSLR video frames stacked in Autostakkert!, sharpened in Registrax

DSLR video frames stacked in Autostakkert!, sharpened in Registrax

The moon

  Tycho crater on the Moon

Tycho crater on the Moon