Robert Reeves Astrophotography

Robert Reeves' Celestial Photography

Current Moon Phase
Current Moon Phase
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A sampling of digital and webcam images taken by Robert Reeves

Text & Images Copyright � Robert Reeves
Mail to: reeves10 (at) satx (dot) rr (dot) com

A rather liberal license is granted for personal and non-profit use of the images and text displayed at the Website. This material may be used in items like non-profit astronomy club newsletters as long as it is properly credited, but commercial and for-profit reproduction is forbidden without my express permission.


Asteroid 26591 has been named after me!

In February 2010, I recieved a message from Rik Hill, a researcher with the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson, Arizona, that main belt asteroid 26591, previously known by the discovery designation of 2000 ET141, had been offcially named asteroid Robertreeves (26591).
Needless to say, I was both shocked and thrilled. Every astronomer dreams of such an honor and I can't believe it has happened to me! Asteroid names have to be one single word, thus the contraction of my first and last name is proper in this case.
Asteroid Robertreeves resides between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter and is approximately 5.5 miles in diameter. Asteroid 26591 was originally discovered in 1981, then lost. It was rediscovered in 1998, then lost again. It was then rediscovered again in 2000, and, you guessed was lost again. Finally Rik Hill found it once more using the 30-inch Schmidt camera on Mt. Lemon and a definite orbit was established preventing the asteroid from being lost again. CLICK HERE to see a real time Java graphic of where asteroid Robertreeves is located relative to Earth. CLICK HERE to see a full size version of the naming certificate.

In April, 2014 I started a project on my Facebook page I called "365 Days of the Moon"  My objective is to promote interest 
in the Moon and spread an understanding of how the Moon evolved and how it's features came into being.

For this project, each day I upload a different lunar image I had taken along with a description.  These images are selected 
from those I have taken between 2006 and 2014 through both my Celestron 8 and Celestron 11 telescopes using an Imaging Source 
DMK-41 and DMK-51, and a Celestron Skyris 274M.  I will admit a few images taken through a borrowed Meade 12-inch SCT have 
sneaked into the portfolio, but I do claim to be a lifelong Celestron user.  I purchased my C-8 in 1975 and still use it today.

In August, 2014 I decided to also bring 365 Days of the Moon to my website, and started programming the pages as time allows, 
working backward from late August.  As the archive is filled with older images, the links below will become active.  I hope to
add a week's worth of old images every several days.

August 2014 "365 Days of the Moon" archive
July 2014 "365 Days of the Moon" archive under construction
June 2014 "365 Days of the Moon" archive under construction
May 2014 "365 Days of the Moon" archive under construction
April 2014 "365 Days of the Moon" archive under construction

Purchase Large Format High-Resolution Moon Images

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Adventures With Urban Long-Duration Star Trails

A look at how you can use a digital camera to make super long-duration star trail images from an urban location that are better than any taken with a film camera at a dark sky location.

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Introduction to Webcam Astrophotography

Imaging the Universe with the amazing, affordable webacm

My book about webcam astrophotography was published by Willmann-Bell in May, 2006 Click here Willmann-Bell to enter the publisher's web site for detailed table of contens, preview the first chapter online, and ordering information.

Hard back edition
156 illustrations
368 pages
21 tables

Only $34.95

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Introduction to Digital Astrophotography

Imaging the Universe With a Digital Camera

My book about digital astrophotography was published by Willmann-Bell in May, 2005 Click here Willmann-Bell to enter the publisher's web site for detailed table of contents, preview the first chapter online, and ordering information. Click here to see a high-resolution image of the book cover and backplate.

Hard back edition
270 illustrations
400+ pages
20 tables

Only $34.95

Wide-Field Astrophotography

"Wide-Field Astrophotography" Released by Willmann-Bell

On May 10, 2000, my book "Wide-Field Astrophotography" was released by Willmann-Bell, Inc. Click here to see the table of contents, download the first chapter in .PDF format, and get ordering information.

Collimation, Focus, Modification, and Use of the Celestron/Epoch Schmidt Camera

New! Spanish translation of my Schmidt camera guide, courtesy of Fernando Paniaqua

� NUEVO ! Mi Guia De La Camara Schmidt Traducida Al ESPA�OL, Cortesia De Fernando Paniagua

Clear Sky Clock legend courtesy of Mark Jones

Link to the mother of all Texas Hill Country weather sites

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