Terrigal Skillion Star Trails

The celestial south pole (Sigma Octantis) above the Terrigal Skillion This was shot over a period of 1 hour 36 mins, but the batteries of my intervalometer died part-way through causing the gap in the lines. Love how the headlights from cars did the light painting of the rocks for me. Still had to clean up some stray lights caused by people walking around with torches. Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 15-85mm lens Stack of 346 shots of 6" exposure, f/4.5, ISO 400, stacked and processed in Photoshop.

Carina Nebula

This is another attempt at astrophotography along the coast at Terrigal. I've finally had a bit of success with my iOptron 'SkyTracker' equatorial mount and got my polar alignment reasonably correct. Just enough to capture this star scape with the Carina Nebula visible at the bottom. Pretty chuffed that I've managed to photograph a nebula that's over 6500 light years away! For the curious - camera is the Olympus OM-D E-M10 with the 25mm f/1.8 lens, 11 shots of 60" exposure, f/3.5, ISO 400, processed in Lightroom from the RAW files and stacked and processed a bit more in Photoshop.


Looking up to the stars


Star Trails at Avoca Beach


... of both the starry and grassy kind

Blood Red

Total Lunar Eclipse on 16 June 2011

The Southern Sky

Out to sea

Laxton Reserve Star Trails

Taken on a cold and relatively clear night in the Inner West of Sydney