sample calendar for milky way planning

Astrophotography planning 2021

“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you” – Neil deGrasse Tyson I thought the quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson was similar to it being under no obligation to make the conditions right when we want to photography the stars either. The Milky Way core – the yummy fluffy stuff will soon disappear from our skies and not be seen again for a few months. This will lead to a melancholy state Read more…

Astrophotography panorama self portrait

I’ve been doing astrophotography panorama self-portraits for a while now. Initially copying other compositions by holding up a torchlight to the sky and seeing the beam go up towards the Milky Way. Then in mid-2014 I did Distant Lands which involved holding a light sphere and keeping it in position (with a light stand) to keep the lighting consistent between panorama images. Now, unfortunately, my website went down for a while and I had problems Read more…

self portrait milky way over dry salt lake

Astrophotography Planning 2020

I like to prepare my astrophotography planning calendar for the year ahead by charting out suitable dates. This time I’ve brought it forward by a couple of months due to demand for next year for workshops, bookings etc and other competing demands on my time. The conditions that I’m primarily looking for are crescent Moon light, where the moon is just bright enough to light the foreground but not too bright as to overpower the Read more…