Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “Astrophotography

Photography Beginnings

The beginnings of my photography has it’s roots in my interest in Astronomy. In 1964 I became a member of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, founded in 1889. I had built my own 8 inch reflector telescope on an equatorial mount and used a 35mm Miranda camera to shoot through it. Coming full circle I am now interested in Astrophotography again.


Cold Moon 2020

The last full Moon of the year 2020, photographed December 29. Known as the “Cold Moon” because it occurs in the Winter of December. The camera was a Fujifilm X-H1 and the XF100-400 lens.


Half Moon

Half Moon on the evening of the Winter Solstice 2020. Fujifilm X-H1 camera and XF100-400 lens.


Morning Moon

The Moon photographed in the morning at 8:04am on November 4 2020 here in Palm Springs from my backyard. Fujifilm X-H1 camera and the Fujifilm XF100-400 lens, handheld.

Actually it was shooting photographs through my homemade eight inch reflecting telescope at the night skies back when I was 12 years old that really got me first interested in photography. Back then I had a Miranda 35mm camera that I had bought for $35.00. Funny thing that I remember.

I was the youngest member ever of the Astronomical Society Of The Pacific.

The Moon in a morning sky

Lunar Eclipse As Sport

Almost at it’s maximum the other night for a total Lunar Eclipse and as advertised “blood red” color. Sky conditions still had some cloudy haze. Photographed with a Fujifilm X-H1 camera and Fujifilm 100-400mm lens. On an Induro tripod with a FOBA ball head.

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Red Bull Sports likes the photo too. Funny thing, I didn’t know it was a sport…

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