Updated 08 Sep 2009

Clockwise: Lunar Eclipse, Pleiades, M5, NGC 281, Jupiter, California Nebula, my scope, Rosette Nebula, my scope, Hale Bopp, Ring Nebula, M82, Lunar Craters, Orion Nebula, Moon, NGC 1977, North American Nebula, Whirlpool Galaxy.

Welcome to Joe Roberts Astrophotography! On this site you will find amateur astrophotos which I have taken over the period 1974 to present. Unlike many similar sites, within are images that are typical of beginner results (in addition to some decent images of course!). Such images will help to give those who are contemplating astrophotography as a hobby some idea of what to expect at first. Astrophotography is a very challenging and demanding field! However, technology has made astrophotography easier than it has ever been. Improved films, CCD cameras, and digital image processing now allow an amateur to take photos that rival those taken by large observatory telescopes 20 to 30 years ago. Use the menu buttons below to further explore!

Introduction: general information on equipment and techniques, more about me.

Technical articles I wrote regarding astrophotography and related topics.

My very best images!

Images sorted by category, includes many early and beginner images.

CCD images I have taken with a Meade Pictor 216XT entry level camera.

Prints for sale: selected images on this site are available as photographic prints.

Links to other astrophotography related sites.

Copyright information, my policies on use of images.

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