Semi Wide to Wide Field

Semi Wide to Wide Field

This category comprises of photos taken through a semi wide or wide angle camera lens. The photos here are not taken through a telescope. The photos are taken through standard fully manual cameras that ride piggyback on the telescope (see picture below). As the Earth rotates, the stars constantly move through the sky, so I use the main telescope to track the stars for the duration of the exposure (anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours). These wide angle images allow me to capture large star scapes such as constellations, stella panoramics, comets and more.

Camera Piggy Back On Telescope 

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Exploding Russian Rocket on Canvas
You've got to be pretty lucky to be out at 2a.m on a Monday night to see a Russian Rocket get hit by..
Comet McNaught
Comet McNaught, also known as the Great Comet of 2007 and given the designation C/2006 P1, is a non-..
Comet McNaught Tail
Comet McNaught, also known as the Great Comet of 2007 and given the designation C/2006 P1, is a non-..
Crescent Moon Trail
Captured by Ray Palmer The Crescent Moon can be seen setting (lower centre) of this image.  ..
Lunar Eclipse
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind theEarth into its umbra (shadow). This c..
Milky Way Falling
Knowing what time of the year and where to point your camera sure helps in capturing the night time ..
Milky Way Sky Scape
From one of our galaxy's outer spiral arms, we look up, in toward the centre of our very own Mi..
Sagittarius Star Field
Sagittarius - Star Field  (Many pink and blue emission nebulae are visible in this star field)..
Scorpion's Tail
Looking inward toward the core of our galaxy brings us past The Constellation Scorpius. However in t..
Total Solar Eclipse - Diamond Ring 2002
The Diamond Ring effect during a Total Solar Eclipse happens just before the moon passes totally in ..
Totality - Solar Eclipse
As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between theSun and Earth, and th..
Traffic Light Nebula
In the top right corner, four types of nebula are visible. Emission Nebula (red), Reflection Ne..
Traffic Light Nebula (Portrait)
In the top right corner, four types of nebula are visible. Emission Nebula (red), Reflection Ne..
International Space Station
This 30 second exposure shows the International Space Station (or ISS) moving over Perth in the..

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