Category Archives: Astrophotography

The Lunar Eclipse and some Coastal Walking – 28 July 2018

I made some plans to view the Lunar Eclipse and try and photograph the eclipsed Moon setting behind the city buildings. I thought about some good venues for this and then used the Photographers Ephemeris App to see which location … Continue reading

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Asgard Plateau Weekend 21-22 August 2018

This was a pleasant bushwalking and camping trip with friends to celebrate two birthdays. We headed to a nice campsite at Asgard Swamp on the Asgard Plateau at the head of the Grose Valley at Mt Victoria. It was a … Continue reading

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Photographing the ISS – 18 July 2018

After seeing a friend’s photo of the International Space Station that he had taken hand held with his camera and telephoto lens I thought I would have a go. I used  this site to see when the ISS was passing … Continue reading

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Photographing Some Planets – 1 July 2018

At present, quite a few planets are easily seen from Sydney – all quite early in the evening. These are Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn – all visible at dusk, and a bit later Mars appears. In the early evening, … Continue reading

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Photographing the Super – Blue – Blood Moon – 31 January 2018

During the night, a rather rare astronomical event was going to take place – a “Supermoon” that also coincided with a total lunar eclipse (“Blood Moon”). And as it was also the second full moon of the month, it was … Continue reading

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The Supermoon – 2 January 2018

I had to wait until the clouds had passed over before I could photograph the Supermoon. This photo was taken from home – Details – 100 – 400 f4-5.6 Zoom + 1.4 TC (= 560 mm at f8), 1/800 sec … Continue reading

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Astrophotography 19 – 20 August 2017

I recently took a few photos of the Moon and some of the planets. All were taken from out side my flat in suburban Sydney using a camera, tripod and telephoto lens. When I photographed the crescent Moon above, The … Continue reading

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Photographing the Moon – 8 December 2016

I was preparing to photograph the Moon again. Another Supermoon was  occurring later this month. I was after some better images, but using the same equipment – a hand held camera and telephoto lens. This time I wanted to take a … Continue reading

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Photographing The Supermoon – 14 November 2016

I was not very hopeful I would be able to photograph the Supemoon. Not long before dusk it was raining. But when I checked the weather radar, the rain seemed to be rapidly moving offshore – so I though it … Continue reading

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Bush Regeneration at Barrenjoey – 5-6 November 2016

Our group spent a productive two days at Barrenjoey – doing some weeding – mainly in the area near the lighthouse over the weekend. One thing about Barrenjoey is that we see a lot of wildlife while we are there. … Continue reading

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