Astrophotography by David Gares

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"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him?"  (Psalm 8, David)

Welcome to my website.  Here's my ongoing effort to capture the heavens using equipment available to backyard astronomers.  Once again I've fallen behind on imaging.  The image below is from my first imaging session with a new camera that I've had for more than a year.

I hope this site inspires you to seek the farthest reaches of Creation, and to understand our humble place in the universe... and I hope that your skies are clearer than mine.

Please choose an image category on the left to view my images.  Thanks for visiting, and feel free to write.

David Gares

 Latest Project:  M42 Orion Nebula
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M42 Orion Nebula
Mono Camera Collimation Test 13-Feb-2016

Commercial use of my images will require written permission.  For other purposes just include my name or a link to my site if you copy them.

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About my imaging site:  Harahan is located on the bank of the Mississippi River a few miles upstream of New Orleans, Louisiana (U.S.A.).  The Superdome is seven miles away.  My skies are terribly light-polluted.  For more on light pollution, please visit the International Dark-Sky Association website.  Do what you can to save our skies!

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