Astronomy and Astrophotography
Reviving a childhood interest in telescopes, astronomy and space travel, Rob started taking serious astrophotos in 2003 with the purchase of a used Meade 8″ Schmidt Cassegrain telescope. Originally, manually guiding photos on film, Rob moved through DSLR cameras, and autoguiding to dedicated CMOS cooled monochrome cameras with narrow-band filter capability.
In 2009, Rob built a roll off roof observatory to house his Celestron C1400 14″ SCT on a Celestron CGE mount on a permanent pier.
Inspired by professional photos in astronomy magazines, he uses a variety of telescopes, lenses and cameras to capture the photos you see here from his observatory and sites across Canada and the USA.