Images in these pages are made from data collected at both our mountain cabin and from a backyard observatory in Fort Collins, Colorado. You’d think it would be easier to make images from the backyard where I have a permanently-mounted telescope in an observatory with power and internet and a nice warm house 100 feet away, but the light pollution is pretty bad and has recently gotten much worse. Skies at 10,400 feet in the Medicine Bow Mountains are incredibly transparent, and the cabin is far enough from the cities that it’s very very dark. This makes images much easier to process, but collecting the data is tough because it’s cold and the air is thin and everything has to run on batteries.
Technical details about each image, including equipment used, capture and exposure data, and processing can be found in my gallery on astrobin.com.
Click the thumbnails below or explore the menu above to view galleries of images please leave comments and suggestions if you wish. After five years of doing this, I’m still climbing a steep learning curve and most of the images are flawed. Thanks for looking!