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Welcome to the Starpool Observatory

This site is dedicated to astrophotography and weather. If this is your first time here, you’re in for a treat. Astrophotography provides a unique way to view the universe spinning around above your head. Using a telescope and long-exposure photography, you can see so much more than the moon or a few constellations of stars. Please stop by the gallery to see what’s possible.

Recent Posts

  • What to expect when you’re expecting: PLANETS
    Generally speaking, planets are easy targets in astrophotography. They are bright and easy to find. Tempered expectations are key when it comes to planets because they are small and far far away. When we look at them with the naked eye, they appear as bright stars that move differently from the actual stars around them. … Read more
  • Milky Way Over TN
    A few months back my son and I had a great time at Camp Davy Crockett in TN. Away from the city lights, the Milky Way was clearly visible. Taken with Canon SL1, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8, ISO 6400 for 20 sec. Processing in Pixinsight and LR. These types of shots are taken easily with a … Read more
  • Guam Sunset Timelapse
    Clouds don’t tend to be the best friend of an astrophotographer, but they do make for an interesting Guam sunset timelapse. Here I try my hand at a panning day to night timelapse. This was taken over the course of 3 hours from my balcony in Guam. As a first attempt, I think it turned … Read more
  • Jupiter and Saturn Unite!
    On December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn lined up from our vantage point. Nothing to see except clouds for me. They appeared so close together in the sky on the 20th that I was able to capture them both at the same time with the telescope. Not wanting to change the image much in photoshop, … Read more