Coming to you from Grand Mesa Observatory

Remote Astro Images & Hosting in Colorado

About

This website is dedicated to my passion for astrophotography, the Night Sky and Sir Patrick Moore who was and remains my inspiration.

Here I present and share with you my passion of the skies and Deep Space images.

I hope you enjoy your tour and if you have any questions please send me an email from my contact page. For those of you who are visiting here for the very first time. All of these images captured from Fremont, MI and my new location at Grand Mesa Colorado, not from somewhere in Australia as the “downunder” name suggests, I apologize for any confusion and once you read my About Me page perhaps it will become clearer to you why I chose this name.

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​​​I offer my tutorial for Astrophotography Lessons

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Orion The Edge Of Forever

The Horsehead Nebula, captured from Grand Mesa Observatory in Purdy Mesa, Western Colorado using the Holloway Takahashi 130 FSQ and QHY367C Full Frame CMOS camera. I acquired the data in Color + H-Alpha, OIII and SII over 4 nights, processed here are versions in RGB, HaRGB with Ha mapped to red channel and also used as Luminance layer, H-Alpha only and finally a Hubble Palette version with SII, Ha and OIII data mapped respectively to the R, G and B channels to create a Hubble Palette (SHO) rendering. Total Integration time 20.5 hours, to see more of my musical videos visit my channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpkwyl3gjZQxW0oxA9xFP-Q

Orion The Edge Of Forever

The Horsehead Nebula, captured from Grand Mesa Observatory in Purdy Mesa, Western Colorado using the Holloway Takahashi 130 FSQ and QHY367C Full Frame CMOS camera. I acquired the data in Color + H-Alpha, OIII and SII over 4 nights, processed here are versions in RGB, HaRGB with Ha mapped to red channel and also used as Luminance layer, H-Alpha only and finally a Hubble Palette version with SII, Ha and OIII data mapped respectively to the R, G and B channels to create a Hubble Palette (SHO) rendering. Total Integration time 20.5 hours, to see more of my musical videos visit my channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpkwyl3gjZQxW0oxA9xFP-Q

NOW AVAILABLE for iPad or Kindle
I am co-author of this new e-book with Brian Ventrudo of CosmicPursuits.com. This first volume is about nebulae, and there will be others in the series. Available now from either Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and in PDF format. Here’s a link where you can learn more about it

http://cosmicpursuits.com/e-books/armchair-astronomer-volume-1-nebulae/

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Recently Published Images