A hobby of mine is astronomy. When ever I take some astrophotos, I'll put the good ones here. At the bottom of this page you'll find links to other places.
My latest astrophotography attempt. Taken at about 8:30pm April 4th using Konika 3200 ASA print film at about 15 seconds.
A standard 50mm lens was used.
I scanned the 4x6 inch print using a Microtek ScanMaker E3.
The following pictures are taken from a Photo CD I had made up. They have been converted to jpeg for your viewing pleasure.
This image was taken September 26, 1996 from Aldergrove Lake.
I was using Kodak 400 ASA print film. This is about a 10 second shot.
With a great view of the comet of 96' I decided to take a few pictures using my Canon A1 35mm camera.
This is one of the best images I took of the Hyakutake comet. It was taken from the side of a highway halfway
between Vancouver and Whistler ski resort at about 12:30 AM March 27, 1996. The image on the right has had some
processing done. I used a 24mm lens and Fuji 1600 ASA film. The shutter was left open for 3'40".
Click on the image for a larger side by side view.
Click here for a larger NON processed image - 512 x 768 (268k). This image is as the software read it in and saved it as a jpeg. I had the image reprocessed to gain some extra data out of the negative. The original image was a bit green and brighter. This one is close to the original print I received from the first lab. This time I gave the Photo-CD lab copies of the images I wished to have fixed. I good lesson learned.
Another larger image - 512 x 768 (62k) a bit different from above.
Some people prefer this horizontal wide angle image.
Seems the extra tree line gives them more of a connection between the earth and the sky.
Then of course I had to get a shot of Hyakutake passing the big dipper.
If you know why the center of the picture is brighter please drop me an e-mail explaining it.
I'd like to do better next time out. I think it had something to do with the moon being out
and reflection within the lens system.