The Great Big Sky
Welcome to my galleries. My base of operations is located in Springville NY just south of Buffalo. I have been a telescope owner for many years but just got started in astrophotography in 2014. I enjoy imaging and also eyepiece observing at various sites around Western NY with my 8" and 6" SCTS, 10" Newtonian and 6" Refractor. I also enjoy doing some remote imaging which is renting telescope usage time at observatories such as I-Telescope where you control the scope through your computer just as if it was sitting in your backyard next to you. Remote imaging allows me to image objects in the southern hemisphere that will never be visible in my northern latitudes and to also use a variety of scopes in dark sky locations. I also do astronomy outreach programs as a volunteer staff member with the Penn-Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg NY where we do regular astronomy nights and other programs in an effort to bring the wonders of astronomy to both young and old.
Although my images may not be as awesome or jaw dropping as some you might see at other sites I am looking forward to improving on my end product as my experience, equipment and post processing skills grow.
Buffalo Astronomical Association (www.buffaloastronomy.com)
American Association of Variable Star Observers (www.aavso.org)
Penn-Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center (www.penndixie.org)
I have also included galleries of some non astronomical photos since my photography interests are not limited solely to the world above us but also to the world around us. These are just a few of my favorites. I can also be found on Instagram as "TheGreatBigSky" and can be reached via email at- firstname.lastname@example.org
As far as the links to purchase any photos. I never intended this to be a profit endeavor. The purchase aspect is included by the webmaster Smugmug.com and any purchases are done through them and their printing labs. So I cant really speak for or insure the quality of the prints. It is a service provided by the webmaster.
Once inside a gallery you can double click on any photo for an enlarged version.