Star Hill Inn, New Mexico - Spring 2005Welcome to my astrophotography website!  Throughout the site you will find various images that I have shot over the years from several locations in the United States.

Since I was a child, I have always been fascinated with things having to do with outer space. The vastness and constant discovery of new worlds beyond our own has always kept my interest.  My first memory of  space was peering through a small Tasco reflecting telescope with my father at Halley’s comet in 1986.  I remember visiting the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. when I was young and being awestruck.  Visiting a few planetariums also really extended my interest, seeing how the night skies are truly meant to be viewed, without today’s horrible light pollution.

Certainly, Carl Sagan’s series, Cosmos fueled my interest.  He was a true innovator and brilliant man relaying his knowledge to those of us who are into the subject of astronomy.

I have taken several courses on astronomy over the years, and have read / viewed countless books and shows.  It is a constantly evolving subject, and always non-stop learning.

I own several telescopes and mounts, and I find each has it’s own special characteristics for viewing and imaging.  It wasn’t until I received my first DSLR camera a decade ago that I started really tinkering around with “shooting the stars”.  I can honestly say I began enjoying capturing the imagery of what I was peering at through my telescope better than staring through an eyepiece viewing them.  Unlike terrestrial photography, astrophotography has a much steeper learning curve, in that you have to change your thinking with long time exposures, specific settings, and timing for whichever astro target you are shooting.  It is not a simple “point and shoot” process.

What you will find on my website is the end result of many long exhausting nights of shooting.  A learning curve that is still being polished.  I hope you enjoy my imaging as much as I did takingthem.  Your comments are greatly appreciated below each image.

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME AS I AM CURRENTLY IN THE MIDDLE OF DESIGNING THIS NEW SITE
ALL OF MY IMAGES ON MY OLD SITE CAN BE VIEWED HERE

-Drew