The story of Coma Astrophotography began with a peek through a telescope. I have studied astrophysics, astronomy, and all things science for many years. I knew about the planets, galaxies, nebulae, life cycles of stars and things like that. I knew about these objects from seeing them in books. I talked about them so much that my wife bought me a telescope.
The third night I had it out (it took me a couple nights to figure out how to find and focus on anything) I looked at Jupiter. I could see the bands on the planet and the four largest moons. Then I shifted to Saturn. I could see the rings around Saturn.
I was blown away. I had seen more impressive pictures in books, but I was looking at it in real life. There it is. Undisputable and real. I couldn't stop looking. I knew that if I stopped looking and put away my telescope, the image would go away. That felt like a crime against nature to let something so magnificent just go away. So it occurred to me; what if I could hook up a camera to the back of my telescope and take that picture. Then I would have the image forever and I wouldn't feel guilty about putting away my telescope.
So I began to research to see if there was a way to hook up a camera to a telescope. Alas, I found that not only was there a way, but it was a whole thing; with a name! It was called "Astrophotography". From that night forward I have been unable to pry my eyes away from the night sky and felt compelled to record the treasures that it holds.
Join me on my journey to appreciate and document the treasures in the night sky.
From the moment you enter my website, I have one goal in mind: to help you discover, understand, appreciate, and enjoy the magnificent structures in our night sky; available to all who choose to look.
I have educational blogs and instructional videos on how to find and capture these magnificent structures. I offer venue driven and consulting services. And for those of you who just want to look and enjoy, I offer a variety of sizes, media and other options of images of these night sky treasures.
I leverage the creativity and services of entrepreneurs and business people who help me get these images from my telescope to your wall. So, if you want a picture or option that you do not see displayed, contact me and we can work something out. But rest assured; all the images and videos on this site have been taken by me with equipment set up on my pool deck or in my driveway .
You can find some more impressive images than I can make from the Hubble Space telescope and a number of other scientific community instruments. But I endeavor to bring these treasures to you from the perspective of an everyday, regular person.
Wall Art from Outer Space
We provide the magnificent structures that we photograph on various types and sizes of media. Between our standard selections and customized special requests we can find you a picture to fit any wall at any budget. (A big wall might need a bigger budget)
Every photograph you purchase comes with a certificate detailing the equipment, dates, and other information specific to the object and its capture.
Something For Everyone
At Coma Astrophotography, we know that finding the perfect gift can sometimes be tedious and time consuming. We solve that for you right here. The prints of our space photographs are perfect for almost any occasion and appropriate for people of all ages.
Original Single Photos On Request
Do you have a particular object in mind but can't find it listed? Do you want an original photo with no copies taken just for you. We can do that. Contact us with your requests and we can work out details of custom photograph sessions. Do you want a video of our efforts to photograph your object to keep with your picture? We can do that too. Do you want to dedicate a video or photo to a special person or group? No problem.
"Everything has beauty in it, but not everyone sees it"
"Make sure you look."