Astrophotography 2017-07-04T00:24:05+00:00

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

All Astrophotography images in this gallery are available as prints. Click the image to view a larger version or to purchase a print.

Delivery is FREE within the UK and usually takes between 7-10 days. If ordering from outside of the UK, please contact me for a postage quote. Please note printed images will be without the watermark.

Astrophotography is a specialised type of photography. It is images of astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky. The first photograph of an astronomical object (the Moon) was taken in 1840, but it was not until the late 19th century that advances in technology allowed for detailed stellar photography. By using long exposures, Astrophotography has the ability to image objects invisible to the human eye such as dim stars, nebulae, and galaxies.

For capturing static images of the night sky, all that is required is a camera with manual settings and a tripod. An intervalometer is also a useful piece of kit to have as it allows you to pre program the settings and leave it shooting.

I have always been fascinated by the night sky. Ever since I was a small child I was keen to learn the different constellations. I loved gazing up to see an array of tiny sparkling dots shining down on me.

After taking up photography, I was interested in learning Astrophotography. Once I had done some research and purchased various books, I decided to give it a try. I haven’t looked back since and really enjoy shooting images of the night sky, possibly more so than landscape photography itself. I’ve recently set myself an Astrophotography project and hoping to have it complete within the next year.

All images available as prints. Please note, printed images will be without the watermark.