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Wide-field imaging was where I started to show friends the pictures that I had taken.  Before that, most of my pictures were just a streaky blur, really!.  Eventhough these pictures are not of the highest quality, at least I could show what I shot and share that this is how you learn.  You can get by with a just a camera and a tri-pod to start.  Then, mount your camera on a motordriven polar aligned tripod or mount the camera piggyback on a motordriven polar aligned telescope. Then work your way up to guided imaging through a telescope.  After I jumped into CCD imaging, moved away from wide-field imaging while out under the stars.  With a quality short focal length optical tube and digital color CMOS imaging camera, you and I can obtain beautiful wide-field deepsky pictures.  I will plan on getting back into it in the near future. 

Here are some images that I did many moons ago.

To view the details on each image, maybe how I imaged it, just click on the name or the image.


Star Clusters
Star Groups
Moon & Planets
Wide-Field Images


"The Center of the Milky Way"


"Circumpolar Stars"


"Scorpius Stars"


"Cygnus Stars"


All the images in this site are Copyright 1999 to Infinity by Kevin Hearst.
Commercial use of these images without the prior written consent or knowledge of the author is strictly prohibited..