Under less than ideal circumstances, I attempted to observe and photograph the Perseid Meteor Shower. The near-Full Moon did not help.
Deep Sky Photography
Framing the Pleiades
The Pleiades were the last stars I photographed during the 2021 Lunar Eclipse. I framed this picture in context of my prior images and sketches.
The Orion Nebula via Smartphone, 2021
At 2 a.m. I did not want to retool my equipment for the entire constellation, but decided a quick look towards Orion’s nebula wouldn’t hurt.
Perseid Meteor Captured on iPhone with NightCap
The image above was the most spectacular, captured very early in the session.
Fifth Night of the Comet: End of the Tail
I watched it and felt a sense of loss, that soon, this comet would never be seen by me or anyone else again for thousands of years.
Fourth Night of the Comet: Fun with NightCap
I tried an observation only since the sky had some patches of openness towards the Northwest.
Third Night of Neowise: The Comet Made for a Dob
Of all the views I have seen myself so far of Neowise, the simple view from the Dob has been my favorite.
Second Night of the Comet
Between my first sighting of C/2020 F3 on the 13th of July to my second sighting on the 16th was a period of unusable cloud cover.
The Orion Nebula via DSLR Camera
I took a number of images of the nebula, playing around with the exposure and ISO settings.
Morning Moon and Orion, Accentuated Stars
Besides the Moon and Orion, you also can see Aldebaran in the top right.