Early morning May 28th, 2017 aurora display taken from a clearing above Lora Bay on Georgian Bay in Ontario. My goal was to cature the aurora reflected in the water. One of the best displays yet!
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The weather was perfect for last night's full moon (Supermoon) rise over the city of Toronto skyline including the CN Tower. I took this from Humber Bay Park East.
This is a 35 minute live composite exposure built in camera using 30 second sub-exposures. I took this from a pier in Lora Bay Park looking north to get circular trails.
My Olympus EM-1 was connected to a Televue 85mm refractor on a tracking equatorial mount to capture this beautiful nebula in Orion. This is a combination of four frames to reduce noise.
We had a beautiful clear dark moonless night in Lora Bay so after doing a little observing with my telescope I decided to try to capture the scene using my iOptron SkyTracker and Olympus fisheye lens. The SkyTracker has a .5X sidereal rate that allows longer exposures with trailing the stars or landscape.
My favorite hobby other than photography is astronomy. There is nothing better than exploring the far reaches of the universe with a telescope. Fortunately my backyard in Lora Bay is far from city lights and provides excellent dark skies on moonless nights like this.
Several Perseid meteors streaked overhead during the peak of the annual August shower. I was watching from the pier in Lora Bay Park near Thornbury, ON. Using a fisheye allowed me to include most of the summer milkyway high overhead.
Stars rise over the town of Collingwood, ON during the blue hour following sunset. Taken from the top of Blue Mountain looking north east towards Georgian Bay.
I was packing up my telescope for the night around 3am at Starfest 2015 an amateur star party near Mount Forest, ON. We had seen some auroral activity in the north but it suddenly became more active and colorful. The deep blue streamer rose up about 45 degrees in the sky!
The October 8th 2014 total lunar eclipse setting at sunrise taken over Sixteen Mile Creek in Oakville, ON.
Captured this when the clouds broke following totallity during the Harvest, supermoon lunar eclipse of September 2015.
Thought this green aurora display was a fiiting end to St. Patrick's Day 2015. I nearly froze and the north wind was howling but it was worth the effort!
I just happenned to catch this spectacular moonrise at dusk above the glowing pink clouds from my balcony. The moon is nearly full.
The October 23rd partial solar eclipse set during mid-eclipse as seen from Oakville, ON.
The August 10, 2014 full moon rising over the waters of Lora Bay. A "Supermoon" appears slightly larger and brighter because the moon is at it's closest distance from earth.
Full moon rising over the pier in the Oakville harbour.
This is the 12 day, 20 hour old moon (92% illuminated). Effective focal length is 3000 mm.
Annual amateur astronomy gathering near Mount Forest, ON. Looking south at the milkyway.
The small green globe is comet Jacques passing through the constellation Cassiopeia in the milkyway. Several small open clusters are also visible in this view. The bright star near the bottom is Segin. This is an unguided shot with the camera mounted on a small portable equatorial tracking platform.