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Erynne Campbell 23-Nov-2016 00:49
Hi brian, Im currently doing the Astronomy course with you and love astrophotography myself. Your pictures are not only amazing but inspiring. Unfortunately as a single mum I cant afford the equipment needed so Ill settle for checking your photo's out. Thankyou
S.AKASH 20-Nov-2016 06:49
Nice website..
Never found one like this before
Wayne Kiely 22-Feb-2014 22:46
Hello Brian.
Quite a body of work you are amassing here. Well done!
Many thanks for documenting your collimation / alignment difficulties. That must have been a traumatic & frustrating year.
Regards, Wayne Kiely
Joanie 31-Dec-2013 17:27
Dr. Peterson, I enjoyed your display at the library last year and these pictures are just breath taking and soul nurturing. It is wonderful how well science can reveal God's glory and majesty to us so vividly. Thank you for these revelations. Have a Blessed and Hope Filled New Year!
Dana Harris 31-May-2013 14:12
Wow! These are amazing photos! Thanks for sharing them!
Jonathan Blevins 05-May-2013 19:06
Hi Brian, I am just getting into astronomy and decided to check out the Midlands Astronomy page as I live in the area. While I am just a beginner, I can't help but admire how great your work is. Your photos really demonstrate the beauty of the universe. Clear Skies!
MP Carney20-Feb-2013 03:20
Brian.. wow and fabulous come to mind. Your efforts are above and beyond (grin) and what you leave behind in collections will likely be appreciated for as long as the universe remains a mystery, or our planet disappears, which ever comes first.
Guest 31-Aug-2010 17:56
Brian... This is fantastic. Seeing these images, let alone taking the pictures, must be a pure joy and delight. They are truly wonderful. See the movie LOCAL HERO. John Trump
alba 15-Aug-2010 18:55
dear brian your pictures are wonderful, fantastic and they let us to know more about
the universe. thanks to share them with us.
best regards, albanandy from montevideo, uruguay
p.d. excuse me but my english language isn't very good.
David R. Smith 15-Aug-2010 06:59
That's the finest Orion Nebula Photo I've ever seen(Williams Optics page). I have over thirty years professional photographic experience, but just starting to master the final frontier of Photography-Astroimaging. Local club may be viewing through Mnt. Wilson 60" Scope in a few weeks-I can't wait! Your photocredit states SC, where is ?Bluenth, I grew up in Charleston, on James Island-I have Stories! Dave Smith
Dale Conrad12-Aug-2010 02:36
Brian, admire your work, gives me something to work towards. Thanks and Clear Skies
Florent Law-wun17-Jan-2010 15:09
Magnifiques galeries de photos bravo !!!
Guest 07-Jan-2010 19:39
L. was talking about these at our women's lunch--they are terrific! Hope you are well. Safe travels. Peace, Mary F.
Matt P. 09-Oct-2009 20:52
Your pictures are fantastic. Thank you for sharing them.
jim mccullough 28-Aug-2009 19:49
Have you considered exoplanet research?
Orbit House Observatory25-Jul-2009 18:20
Hi Brian, I have thoroughly enjoyed your gallery. I like you images taken with your 66mm scope. They framed nicely. Your descriptions are nice to see. Clear skies, John B.
Bob Maxwell 19-Jun-2009 17:44
Hi Brian! You've been busy! What a nice Messier album! Thanks for sharing!!
Doug Askew 05-May-2009 12:20
Great image of the Iris. Might suggest that you post a "negative" image of it. You will be amazed how much detail is there and might help spur you on to some additional processing (not that it is needed).
Doug Askew
Lee Olson 05-Dec-2008 06:55
Very nice pictures
Mike Crowle29-Nov-2008 15:42
Brian, I've been viewing your 'Canon Digital Camera Images' gallery this afternoon and it's probably the most spectacular I've seen on this subject! Well done, and clear skies!
Harel Boren17-Oct-2008 07:50
Hello Brian,

I am very new to the subject of Astrophotography - having shot my first ever shots with a DSLR on Aug. 6th this year.. I have seen many a-site on the net, and have seriously conculded that yours is the most compelling one I have viewed (and mind you, I know Fleming's site, Jerry's site and many others). I frequently use your site as a reference point for many tasks.

In terms of equipment - I am using a rather similar setup as you started with: A LXD75-SN10 with a Badder coma corrector fit on a Canon 450D. I don't have any permanent site for my scope, so each session involves travel of about 100 km to a semi-dark site, or, better, 275 km travel to a truly dark site in the Israeli Negev desert. Actually, these are the only options here - as you might know this country is one of the smallest in the world and very heavily populated, while traveling into the large area held by the Palestinian authority to observe the stars will end in a quick and sudden meeting with the Almighty :-)

Anyways, 2 weeks ago or so, I have decided to follow your tracks and put my images up on a gallery here. You can view them, if you like, on I hope you like them. By the way, I would be grateful to your advice on how to "face lift" my gallery, as I don't seem to be able to get over the basic look and feel PBS provides.

Well, thanks again for your wonderful site!
All the best,
Harel Boren, Israel
Morgan Spangle 07-May-2008 14:53
Excellent work, Brian. Very impressive. I have not spent any time imaging these well-known targets myself, I prefer to use CCD to do astrometry in my limited viewing time; but I find work like this inspired and inspirational. Thanks!
Guest 04-Apr-2008 18:55
These is great, your moon and stars are awsome. Can I use them in some of my pictures?
Guest 07-Mar-2008 20:41
Most fantastic work.
I like to think that space is the final frontier of photography, everything is in place to make you fail., the dew, the focusing, the clouds.
Yet you prevail. Congrads and keep up the good work!
Joseph Comeau 27-Jan-2008 21:33
Hi Brian You really take nice pictures. I really like your horsehead/flame image. I also image with an LXD-55 10 " but still have the original mount.
Jean-Gregoire Marin13-Jan-2008 21:08
I'm impressed by the galleries shown. I don't do astronomic photo (I don't have any equipment for that, but very interest in those fields). I guess it's difficult (patience long exposure time, in the cold night....)
Thanks to share your work
JG marin, France
Guest 06-Jan-2008 20:09
WOW, I`m impressed of your pics. I know how difficult is astrophoto!
Guest 20-Dec-2007 15:14
I am a very amazed how you have managed to create such impressive images with high quality using that stubby little telescope and that "garden shag". You really know what you are doing. You are using EOS 350D, but I have understood that this EOS 20Da would be even better? Well, anyway impressive job you have done. Thank you for showing these mind broading pictures.
Guest 14-Dec-2007 05:55
Really impressive stuff!
Orbit House Observatory25-May-2007 00:06
Thank you for sharing. I am truely in awe at your incredible imaging ability. Thank you. John Bunyan, Oregon