WELCOME TO SOFTICH.COM/ASTRO
JOURNEYS IN ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
For everyone who has ever looked up at night and wondered what they were seeing, this site is for you. I have had an interest in Space since I was a little kid. Maybe it was growing up watching the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo launches. I started exploring the sky first with binoculars, and then 25 years ago I graduated to a telescope. Having a scope and then a daughter who was also interested in “what’s up there” led to many nights exploring the sky. When she left for college, I progressed to a bigger scope and then spent many cold nights outside discovering “faint fuzzies” and incredibly dim objects. As fun as it was, I thought it would be great to be able to share what I was seeing with others. As a result, this journey into Astrophotography began. It has been a steep learning curve with all the science involved, but for the past several years I have been fortunate enough to capture and produce some nice photos of the Deep Sky. All of the photos on this site were taken from my backyard and are now published so you can share in the wonder of the night sky.
On this site you will find a blog (Deep Sky) of my past and future projects, a Gallery of most of the objects I’ve photographed and a Weekly Sky Update so you can also learn about what is in the night sky. In the time ahead you will be able to get prints of your favorite objects, follow imaging sessions “live”, and share your own pictures and experiences if you wish.
Register on the site so you have access to everything it has to offer. Feel free to explore all the pages. Hope you enjoy the sights and maybe learn something about this amazing universe we inhabit. I welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks for visiting.
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