Unless otherwise stated all images were taken in a Bortle 8-9 white-zone with a ZWO ASI-178mm mono camera.

Total Lunar Eclipse of Jan 21, 2019 taken with an amateur telescope from a city balcony.

Lunar Eclipse of Jan 21 2019.  Canon 60D with 400mm lens, F5.0, 0.7 secs, ISO 6400.

The Moon taken with an amateur telescope from a city balcony.

The Moon.  20cm SCT, F10, stacked stills from video.

The Moon taken with an amateur telescope from a city balcony.

The Moon.  20cm SCT, F10, stacked stills from video.

The Sun taken with an amateur telescope from a city balcony.

Massive sunspots of Sept 4, 2017.  Stacked stills from video, solar filter, colored.

Moon 3 (stack of best 66 frames).jpg
Moon (ST-80 stack of 35).jpg

Hi-res Moon with small 80mm F5 refractor.  Stack of best 10%, or about 50 stills.  UV/IR cutoff filter.

Aug 18 2020 - Sunspot Detail.jpg

Hi-resolution solar image shot through an open window showing a very small sunspot group at the base of the arrow.

The near-full solar disk is a stack of 540 frames and the enlargement is a stack of the best 10% of 3,400 frames.

Both photos use the same 20cm SCT 'scope at F5.6, using solar and IR/UV cutoff filters.  Colored.  August 18, 2020.

195615.jpg

Same equipment, hundreds of separate photos aligned and stacked.

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Same equipment, hundreds of separate photos aligned and stacked.

I love the mountain's shadows.

The White Zone

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