Category Archives: Astrophotography

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March Photo of the Month

March is that time of year when we begin the transition from winter to spring. The grass starts to turn green and the birds return. Speaking of birds, migrations of many species of bird takes […]

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January 2018 Photo of the Month

The new year is well underway and new photography opportunities are around every corner. January is typically one of my least active months from a photography perspective. That’s not all that surprising given that its […]

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October 2017 Photo of the Month

Fall in Iowa is a great time to be out and about. Photo opportunities are plentiful with the changing of the leaves, harvest time, and Halloween. During this past month I went out of several […]

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September 2017 Photo of the Month

Fall has arrived here in Iowa. The leaves are starting to change colors, cooler weather is moving in, the harvest is well underway, and of course photography opportunities are plentiful.  This past month was a […]

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Clouds May Hinder Viewing of Perseid Meteor Shower Peak in Iowa

The Perseid meter shower is ongoing each night right now and will continue to ramp up in the number of meteors per hour until the shower hits its peak on Saturday night into Sunday morning. […]

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2017: Where & When to View Them & How to Photograph the Show

The 2017 Perseid meteor is currently underway and will peak on August 12 into the early morning hours of August 13th. During the peak of the event up to 80 meteors per hour are possible. However, […]

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Solar Eclipse Photography Tips

The solar eclipse that will move across the US on August 21 is a month away. Are you ready to view and photograph this rare spectacle? I know that I’m ready!  Photographing the eclipse is […]

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Chances for Northern Lights in Iowa Fading

As of 8:00 this evening the space weather numbers are not looking good for the northern lights in Iowa. The CME arrived 15 to 18 hours ahead of the forecast which placed Iowa in daylight […]

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Northern Lights Possible in Iowa Tonight

The CME impacted Earth at around 1:15am Iowa time this morning. Thats more than 15 hours earlier than the NOAA SWPC expected. I’ve seen some debate online on whether this is the main CME or this is […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Iowa Aurora

On this long weekend I didn’t have very many things planned besides hanging out with the family, honoring our service men and women in the military, and doing some astrophotography of the Milky Way and […]

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