Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Doghouse

The Doghouse by Nightfly Photography
The Doghouse, a photo by Nightfly Photography on Flickr.

Where I have spent hundreds of hours since it was built in 2003. I can claim to have spent a "night in the "doghouse" and enjoyed it!

Most of my astrophotographs are taken here, under the dark skies of eastern Maine. A last holdout from the creeping malaise of lights.

Pentax 67, 75mm f/4.5 TAKUMAR, Superia 100 CN

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Northern Milky Way

Assembled from a sequence of four 60 minute exposures in September 2011, this panorama extends from Scutum through Aquila and Cygnus, to Cepheus.

A pentax 67 with 105mm lens captured each panel on one night. The camera rode atop an equatorially mounted telescope while I hand guided and watched for aircraft, capping the lens and noting the additional time needed for equal exposure time of each frame.

Assembled successfully here for the first time in preparation for a very large print to be exhibited at a local museum.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Legacy Astrophotography: Northern Aquila

Film is still a valid form of astrophotography although few practice it.

The summer season will soon be upon us and target like this area in northern Aquila surrender their beauty to the lens

From September 4, 2011

165MM @ F/4.8 60 minutes exposure, medium format