Cosmos and Atmosphere
Saturn, Mars and the Rho Ophiuchi complex shine beyond an early Summer monsoon cloud illuminated by the lights from town
The Cosmic Zia Sky
New Mexico has some of the darkest night skies in the rocky mountains, even close to towns like Taos and Santa Fe the light pollution doesn't affect the seeing conditions much. In this picture a cloud is illuminated by the lights from Taos, as Saturn and Mars shine by Antares the Rho Ophiuchi group. To represent the experience I balanced a Happy Camper IPA adorned with Santa Fe Brewing's iconic yellow and red Zia can atop the scope which was aimed at the star ε Sco in the middle of the Scorpio constellation.
A Cosmic Taos Nightscape
Saturn and Mars attract attention in the southeastern sky above Taos, New Mexico during a late April night
The Coma Cluster in the Coma Berenices constellation, imaged with a Celestron OMNI XLT 150 Newtonian Telescope and a Canon 6D
Galactic center of the Milky Way above Taos, New Mexico
The night sky seen from 10,300' high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains is bright and clear between storms, providing some of the best viewing conditions in the western US
Taos Milky Way Rising
Milky Way rising just before twilight above Taos, New Mexico
Wheeler Reaches the Cosmos
Jupiter rising above New Mexico's highest point, 13,161' Wheeler Peak, during the February 2016 new moon.
Wheeler Peak and Jupiter
Jupiter rising above New Mexico's highest point, 13,161' Wheeler Peak in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Kachina Peak during the Geminid meteor shower
A Dark Alpine Night
Orion in the dark new moon sky above the Williams Fork Mountains in Taos Ski Valley
The Stellar Sky
The exciting region of the northern hemisphere's Winter night sky. Taken during the dark new moon night of February 9 at William's Lake in Taos Ski Valley during a rare clear and cold spell between snow storms.
Stars shine in the Winter night sky above the aspen and conifer forests in Twining, New Mexico
Jean's Meadow Twilight
MIlky Way appearing in the sky at celestial twilight, above a meadow with a bobcat track in the fresh snow. Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern new Mexico.
Venus Greets Taos at Twilight
Sangre de Cristo Star Trails
Starlight above the silhouetted Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico
Northwest April sky above Taos
Imaged with a Canon 6D and Celestron 6" Newtonian telescope
Jupiter and Venus
Jupiter and Venus on their path towards a near alignment during June 2015
The North Star, taken as a single long exposure frame to show the path this star travels around true north, much closer to Earth than the other stars visible in the image
Trident missile launch over the central Pacific visible from New Mexico, this was one frame of a timelapse session shooting the Milky Way setting beyond the Taos mesa
M8 Lagoon Nebula
NGC 6992 The Veil Nebula
The Veil Nebula is a remnant of an ancient supernova visible in the northern hemisphere in the northern band of the Milky Way
M17 Omega Nebula
84 20 second subs
Chasing the Milky Way
Milky Way rising into the night sky above Taos
Airglow in the Dark
This was taken late at night as the MIlky Way was high in the sky above the Rio Grande gorge. As the warm Summer night cooled a strong airglow became prevalent throughout the area. Mars is setting near the lower middle of the picture, followed by Saturn.
The Aspens are Wise, with their Cosmic Jive
Saturn and Mars dominate the night sky above Garcia Park on a bright, moonlit Summer night
Above the site of the historic Midnight mining town is a narrow 4 wheel drive trail leading to a high alpine meadow. Above the meadow on the summit of the mountain is one of the most impressive, and vast views of the New Mexico Sangre de Cristo mountains.
Night in Taos
Stellar skies, the Milky Way preceded by the moon across the northern Taos, New Mexico sky
10% waning crescent moon rising above 12,306' Pueblo Peak in Taos
New moon sky during late September, Fremont Pass, Colorado