Heaven's Above

Looking up during the night, away or near city lights,
we see distant stars, emitting lights that takes 
thousands to millions of years to reach us.
It is ironic that a light that far can be recorded onto a film.
Using the simplest, battery less image maker, the fully manual camera,
I was able to see Nebulae, Planets, Stars and even our own Galaxy.

Regulus (top) and Mars on a summer night.
2 hour exposure.

The Galactic Center of our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
The red glow near the center is Messier 8 (M8, NGC 6523)
or the Lagoon Nebula, to the left, the large patch of stars,
is the Sagittarius Star Cloud (Messier 24) a 600 light year wide star cluster.
The two nebulae to the left (bright red dots) are M17 and M16
the Omega and Eagle Nebula.
60 second exposure/Nasugbu, Batangas Philippines.

Polaris or the North Star peeking above the tree.
1 hour exposure.

Star trail of the constellation Centaurus.


Parts of the Ursa Major constellation, this constellation is vast.

All images was shot using Ricoh KR 5, a battery less full manual slr
with 50mm F2.2 lens on various films. I've been using this camera since College.

Always, to the stars!

1 comment:

Gracey said...

WOW! ang galing!