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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. Through the use of a telescope and long-exposure photography, you’re able to 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

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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,…