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Photo Gallery

All of the following photographs were taken through our telescopes with our cameras.
Photography reveals far more color and detail than one sees in the telescope eyepiece.


June 28 2020 Moon

Photographed from our driveway in Freestone. Taken with a Raspberry Pi 4B and HQ Camera mounted at prime focus on an Orion 12" Newtonian Reflector.

October 11 2019 Transit of Mercury

Photographed from our deck in Freestone. Taken with a Canon T2i mounted at prime focus on an Orion 10" Newtonian Reflector. The Reflector is on a Celestron CGEM Equatorial Mount.

September 18 2017 alignment of Venus, the star Regulus, the Moon, Mars, and Mercury

August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse

The Double Cluster
A beautiful "open cluster" of stars

Approximate view in telescope

Photographic view

The Andromeda Galaxy
Very bright in the telescope

Approximate view in telescope

Photographic view

The Triangulum Galaxy
Barely visible in the telescope - located below Andromeda

Photographic view

Clouds and Moon at Sunset

Our tiny Moon and dramatic Clouds

The Rosette Nebula
Not visible in the telescope - a photographic target only
Located above Orion's left shoulder

Photographic view


Venus and Mercury over Bodega Bay

The Moon - featuring the Clavius Crater
Clavius is the larger crater with several smaller internal craters increasing in size - to the left of center and just above the middle.

The Orion Nebula - M42 - just below Orion's Belt

Approximate view in telescope

The Moon - a crescent just after the New Moon

Our Milky Way Galaxy
Photo taken above Armstrong Woods State Park

The Eclipsing Moon with tiny "Spica" at the upper left - April 14 2014

Photographic view

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
Barely visible in the telescope
Located at the end of the tail of the Big Dipper

Approximate view in telescope

Photographic view

The Horsehead Nebula
Not visible in the telescope - a photographic target only
Located just South of Orion's Belt

Photographic view

The Pleiades
Visible in the telescope

Approximate view in telescope

Photographic view

The Running Man
Visible in the telescope
Located adjacent to the Orion Nebula

Approximate view in telescope

Photographic view

M13 - the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
Visible in the telescope
Located in Hercules

Approximate view in telescope

Photographic view

Comet Lovejoy - C/2013 R1
Visible in the telescope
Located very near the Eastern horizon - late Fall 2013

Photographic view

Comet Lovejoy - C/2014 Q2
Visible in the telescope
January 2015

Photographic view

Fellow Astronomer Loren C at Skyline Park, Napa CA
We go to some beautiful locations! Wide open spaces with low and distant horizons.

Our largest telescope set up on the patio outside our Home
You are welcome to view with us from this location in Freestone
Private, warm inside, adjacent to a vineyard, feel free to picnic under the gazebo

Posing at Bouchaine Vineyards in the Carneros wine growing region.

Set up at the "Barn in Green Valley"