This board is dedicated to astrophotography imaged by me - Will Vrbasso. My definition of astrophotography are any photos that are primarily focused on revealing the wonder of night sky objects and events. I have another board to cover nightscape photography.
"The Horsehead Nebula - Ledge Point Edition" by Will Vrbasso. My second attempt at the famous Horsehead Nebula (and other miscellaneous astro objects :). Taken near Ledge Point, Western Australia. This shot was with an unmodified stock Canon EOS6D DSLR in the warm southern hemisphere nights
"Rose of Heaven" by Will Vrbasso. This is my image of the Rosette Nebula taken a couple of nights ago. This nebula is around 5000ly from earth, and is a haven for new born stars. Whilst the cluster of stars is easily visible with binoculars, the nebula itself can only be viewed with long exposure photography.
that amazing full ("super") moon last night and the fast approaching Vernal Equinox .
"Sculptor Galaxy, Alone in the Dark" by Will Vrbasso. In this shot, the Sculptor Galaxy appears floating as if it is "lost" in the wide expanse of space.
Until then, check out gallery which has a whole years worth of photos.
"Orion Nights" by Will Vrbasso.My annual imaging of the Great Orion Nebula and the Running Man Nebula. A favourite and popular target, I just like to take photos of it to gauge my progress every year - sort of a "yard stick".
"The Flower of the Deep" by Will Vrbasso.Easy to photograph, but difficult to master, the great southern deep sky nebula of Carina. Being a very bright nebula, it is relatively straight forward to find and image - but all those pesky stars get in the way - millions of them.
"The Pale Moon" by Will Vrbasso. This humble shot is a multiple-exposure image of the moon showing the dim earth-glow on the dark side with the illuminated side of the moon at roughly taken from my backyard in Perth, Western Australia.
"The Ghost of Rigel"
I intend to end this year with some big sessions from the Australian outback in Kalgoorlie.
"The Great Carina Nebula - Xmas Edition" by Will Vrbasso.A widefield image of the mighty Carina Nebula and home to the massive Eta Carinae star system. Four times larger and brighter than even the Orion Nebula, surely this is the jewel in the southern hemisphere.
"The Fornax Galaxy Cluster" by Will Vrbasso. My humble attempt at imaging the fantastic Fornax Galaxy Cluster with my stock DSLR. Count the galaxies (most of them are round blobs, but the spiral at the bottom left is the pretty obvious galaxy
"Earthshine in HDR" by Will Vrbasso.
"The Mote in God's Eye" by Will Vrbasso. If the picture title reminds you of a science fiction book, then you're showing your age... A High Dynamic Range (HDR) image of the core of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The pink mote is the Lagoon Nebula, with the pink and blue Triffid Nebula just next to it.
"Antares Storm" by Will Vrbasso. The fifteenth brightest star in the nights sky, the reddish super-giant Antares is surrounded by a large reflection nebula, appearing as a cloud in this image.