November 26th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Duke Johnson

Oh, What a Night! Part 2

After a tremendous run of shooting in the alcove, everything quieted down a bit, so we decided to relocate back to the Canon 6D camera and the fisheye lens as temps were now below -30F

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Photographing the Super Moon

There was a lot of hype surrounding the 2012 ”Super Moon,” and quite a few people took pictures of if. Many more just went outside and looked at it. For that result alone, all the hype was warranted as it reminded people to…

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Photographing the May 20 Annular Eclipse

Eclipse photography can be challenging. Here are just a few common sense tips that I’m hoping you will be able to implement regardless of your equipment.

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False Kiva Milky Way

After departing Mesa Arch, I arrived at a parking area near the beginning of the path to False Kiva. I surmised that a quick hike to the Kiva would just give me enough time to set up and get aligned.…

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The Milky Way over Corona Arch & Mesa Arch

During my trip to the Moab and Canyonlands area, my hope was to capture the Milky Way over both Corona Arch and Mesa Arch while using the moonlight from a waning crescent moon to illuminate the canyon around False Kiva.…

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Sunrise at Mesa Arch

About 5 years ago, I captured this image in the morning after a good snow storm. I was alone because no one else was stupid enough to drive all night through the storm to get there. You’ll notice the sun…

Callista Pearson

Astrophotography member event

Clark Planetarium and Red Butte Garden will be doing a free joint member event about Astrophotography on Friday, September 9, 2011 at Red Butte Garden located at 300 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City from 8 to 10 p.m. Duke…

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A new (OLD) friend

Several weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend the Astronomical League Convention in Bryce canyon. The weather was great for observing but I never got to look through a telescope. I wasn’t kept away by any horrible circumstances or…

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Up in the night (Ramblings of an astrophotographer)

Welcome to the first of a series of blogs about getting out under the starry sky. It is something that everyone can do—you just have to drive outside the city. My aim is to instill in you some of the…