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Chris Hendren Imaging
Astrophotography
Photography
Images of the night sky taken with a wide range of
equipment.  Most of the images are shot Prime Focus
through a telescope on a computerized mount using a
dedicated astronomical CCD camera.  Earlier images
and wide-angle sky images are often shot via a DSLR
and various camera lenses.
Images of nature, often shot during my frequent
expeditions to remote areas for the purpose of
astrophotography.  There are also images of
thunderstorms, fire, and panoramas from stitching
several frames together into a larger whole.  Mostly
shot with a DSLR, though some of the oldest images
are from a 35mm film SLR camera.
Links of Interest
For information on these images, please click
on the links to the two main photography
pages below
05-10-16: Yesterday marked both my wife and my 1st anniversary as well
as the Transit of Mercury in front of the Sun.  Both events were quite
memorable, and pictures of the latter are up in the image gallery at left.

The observatory project is coming along, and we are planning to
motorize the roof the next time we can all get out there together again.
I did catch a very deep shot of M51 in between the passing clouds the
second night out, and I tried out a Canon 20Da I picked up used as well
as a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer travel camera tracker mount.  Both
worked as well as I could expect.
07-30-16: It's been a busy few months.  Barbara and I went to visit her
extended family in Romania and Germany for a couple weeks in June, and
it has taken me quite a while to sort through the more than 1500 pictures
I took over the vacation.

I also got the chance to run out to dark skies a couple times in the last
month, and I've been having a blast shooting wide-field images with the
Star-Adventurer mount and also with my StellarVue SV70T on my trusty
EM-10.  Check out all of the new pics to the left!
10-11-16: Two major things have happened in the last couple of months.
First, my recent picture of the Eagle Nebula was honored by being
chosen as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day on October 4!  You
can see the permanent link by
clicking right here.

Second, Barb and I recently took a vacation in a loop from our house to
King's Canyon National Park, west to Pinnacles National Park, and down
the central coast through Big Sur on our way home.  We got to see some
gorgeous night skies and natural scenery, visit the sites where we got
married in May of 2015, and even get up close and personal with a very
large California Condor.  Lots of new pictures up, especially on the
Photography page.