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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
01-07-16: No news updates for a while now, but I'm finally getting around
to updating things.  In October, Barbara and I picked up a female Pembroke
Welsh Corgi puppy we named Scout, and I'm sure she will sneak into my
pictures regularly.  In Nobember, we travelled to India for my work
(assisting in the installation and setup of a remote astronomical obseervatory)
and we got to explore the City of Udaipur on a couple of the days that we
were there.

After surviving Christmas - both on the work and home fronts - we headed
up to Idyllwild for a New Years weekend campout with a few friends and our
little dog Scout, now nearly 5 months old.  Lots of new pictures are up to
the left, so check them all out!
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!