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Chris Hendren Imaging
Astrophotography
Photography
Images of the night sky taken with a wide range of
equipment.  Most of the images are shot Prime Focus
through a telescope on a computerized mount using a
dedicated astronomical CCD camera.  Earlier images
and wide-angle sky images are often shot via a DSLR
and various camera lenses.
Images of nature, often shot during my frequent
expeditions to remote areas for the purpose of
astrophotography.  There are also images of
thunderstorms, fire, and panoramas from stitching
several frames together into a larger whole.  Mostly
shot with a DSLR, though some of the oldest images
are from a 35mm film SLR camera.
Links of Interest
For information on these images, please click
on the links to the two main photography
pages below
10-11-16: Two major things have happened in the last couple of months.
First, my recent picture of the Eagle Nebula was honored by being
chosen as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day on October 4!  You
can see the permanent link by
clicking right here.

Second, Barb and I recently took a vacation in a loop from our house to
King's Canyon National Park, west to Pinnacles National Park, and down
the central coast through Big Sur on our way home.  We got to see some
gorgeous night skies and natural scenery, visit the sites where we got
married in May of 2015, and even get up close and personal with a very
large California Condor.  Lots of new pictures up, especially on the
Photography page.
01-21-17: Happy New Year, everyone!  I took a weekend camping trip
to Idyllwild with the wife and friends the weekend of January first, and
we got three inches of snowfall on the second night.  Lots of fun to
wake up to a winter wonderland in the morning - not so fun when we
had to scrape all of that snow off of the tent to keep it from collapsing!

I've been playing around with two new sets of gear lately - one for astro-
imaging, and one for nature photography.  With the SX-Spectrograph and
SX-694 CCD camera, I have been shooting some spectra of stars and other
stellar objects that will be posted on the Astrophotography page.  I also
recently acquired a Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS lens, with which I hope to
improve my nature and bird photography - and do a little widefield astro
shooting as well!

Check out the new pictures to the left or using the links below.
04-01-17: March was a busy month for travel, with trips to Death Valley,
Joshua Tree, and Anza Borrego and lots of new images taken along the
way.  Check everything out to the left and using the links below.