Category Archives: Astrophotography

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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The Pink Lakes 18 – 21 August 2016

The next place we visited on the road trip with David Hufton was The Pink Lakes in NW Victoria. The lakes are situated in the large Murray Sunset National Park – but they are close to the edge of the park and … Continue reading

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Fagus and Fungi in Tasmania – 21 April – 5 May 2016

It is delightful to spend the best part of two weeks in the wilds of Tasmania on a fairly relaxing trip. I travelled down to Hobart and then caught a bus to Lake St Clair. My plan was to walk … Continue reading

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Blue Mountains Weekend – a Walk and a Canyon – 2 – 3 April 2016

I travelled up the mountains with friends John and Chuin Nee and their two young boys, Jasper and Sebastian. At Blackheath, Chuin Nee head off to Heathcliff to join Enmoore and Stu for a day of climbing. John and myself … Continue reading

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Comet Photography – 26 July 2015

Here is my attempt to photograph Comet C/2014 Q1 PanSTARRS. Conditions were far from ideal. My photo was taken from suburban Sydney. I was on my way home from a fungi photography trip – so didn’t have any special gear – … Continue reading

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Photographing Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy – 17 January 2015

The comet, C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, which is relatively bright and easy to see late at night, is slightly past is peak brightness (January 11) but this evening provided both a sky with little light pollution (at Blackheath) and no moon. … Continue reading

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Photographing a Comet

Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS is currently visible in Sydney from late at night to early morning. It is quite hard to see and is fading. I tried looking with binoculars without success. I also took some photographs of the bit … Continue reading

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