Solar Eclipse Shots – Nov 3, 2013

I just got very lucky and saw the partial Solar Eclipse from New York City earlier this morning. I caught quite a few pictures that I am more than happy to share with all of you. You can view it in the “All Gallery” page or by clicking on the following urls:

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The shots were taken using my Canon T2i with a home made solar filter. I am happy with the shots and am glad to have caught this rare event today.

Supermoon Shots – June 23, 2013

This year’s supermoon landed on June 23, 2013. I was lucky enough to have an hour with decent viewing at my regular location, Jones Beach. I went out with three good friends of mine, we set up at the Jones Beach parking lot and waited for the moon to show.

It was beautiful rising, looked humongous against the ocean and cruise ships foreground. Unfortunately I was unable to get any good shots of it rising due to limited visibility.

But I did get great shots of it once it was up in the sky. Remember to check out my Lunar Astrophotography Album on the site.

In one shot I captured a plane trying to cross the moon. It was random and beautiful. I was lucky but if I waited an extra half second, I think I would have gotten a centered shot.

No plans yet to go back out the next time but hopefully it’s soon.

Jupiter Photographed!

Last night, I headed back out to Jones Beach with my trusty Telescope and a couple of friends. We only stayed an hour and a half but in the meantime, we caught a glimpse of Jupiter and it’s four brightest moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

This was the first time I went stargazing in almost 6 months so my photography skills have become shoddy. And the freezing wind didn’t help Nonetheless, Jupiter has been photographed.

I hope to process all the images and get the best ones up on Naztronomy by the end of this week! Come back to view the photos!

I have also created a sub-gallery for Saturn and its beauty. I hope to catch Saturn again this year along with Mars and maybe get a few shots of Venus and Mercury too.

Back to Stargazing

After a break for about two months, last night was the first night I tried stargazing again on my roof. I saw thousands of stars but every time I try to take a picture, a gust of wind makes it impossible to make out.

I had planned to go back out to Jones Beach later night, however I may have to do a rain check. Since I still have work tomorrow morning and a ton of work to do today, I probably won’t get to go until next week. I just hope that the weather for next weekend is just as good as this weekend.

In the night sky, right after sunset we can see Saturn, Mars, and Neptune. Saturn goes away in a few weeks not to be seen until a few months away. I am determined to get at least one more shot of it before it goes away.

Venus Transit

Today is the Venus Transit. The first one since 2004, the last one until 2117. Yes that’s right, the next Venus Transit is 105 years away. So I had to capture it, and capture it I did.

Unfortunately, the New York City weather did not cooperate much with me, but the sun peeked out long enough for me to take just ONE snapshot of Venus crossing the sun using my Telescope and DSLR Camera. The quality is great and it makes me want to pursue Solar Astrophotography even more.

If you haven’t found it in our Gallery already, here is the link straight to it: View the Venus Transit

You can also find your way to our All Gallery page and view the Venus transit along with other pictures that I have taken.

If you’ve taken any pictures of the Venus Transit, please feel free to share!

Welcome to Naztronomy!

This is the redo of Naztronomy.com. We are bringing on a new look and a brand new feel to this website. I hope to fill this with my astrophotography! If you need to contact me, please use the Contact page to get in touch with me. Please note that this website is still under construction, we will be up soon!