Photos of the heavens
Here you will find photographs taken by Brandon A. Evans with a Meade ETX 80 telescope that has been equiped with a Meade LPI imager.
The photos are not high quality, nor do they reflect anything other than an amateur's first attempt a snapping photos of the sky.
In time, and with better equipment (not to mention more training), the photos will improve and evolve.
Note that all the background images and artwork on this page -- products of the Hubble Space Telescope -- have been taken from www.hubblesite.org (credited to NASA and STScI) and are part of the public domain.
So, browse the photos found in the categories to the right and enjoy!
Always a treat, the Earth's moon sports a lifetime of crater-exploring, not the mention its ever-changing appearance as we move from month to month -- from a dim crescent to a blindingly bright orb.
The second planet from the sun, the surface of Venus is cloaked by a layer of clouds. Since the planet is closer to the Sun than us, we see it move through phases -- like the moon -- from crescent to full.
Our solar systems largest planet, it boasts dozens of moons -- four of which were discovered by Galileo and can be seen in binoculars if you have a steady hand and dark skies.
One planet out from Jupiter, this ringed beauty is one of the most exciting things to zero in on with a telescope. Its dull color immediately sets it apart from the surrounding stars, as do its rings.