Richard Bell's Astrophotography

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Crescent Moon at Dusk Simple hand-held shot with a Canon 6D and 28-135mm lens set at 50mm (f/5). It is a 1/40-second exposure at ISO 800 taken on August 3, 2019 from Richland...
Crescent Moon at Dusk
Northern Lights A 30-second exposure at ISO 800 with a Canon 300D on a stationary tripod. Taken at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on December 14, 2006.
Northern Lights
Green Aurora A 30-second exposure at ISO 800 with a Canon 300D on a stationary tripod. Taken at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on December 14, 2006. The bowl of the Big Dipper...
Green Aurora
Alberta Aurora Taken from Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada on August 28, 2014. Equipment used includes a Canon 550D (T2i) using a Tokina 11-18mm lens set at 11mm...
Alberta Aurora
STEVE This phenomenon has been known for decades, but wasn't formally discovered until 2016. STEVE stands for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement. It appears...
STEVE
Aurora Over Lake Huron Taken from Rockport State Recreation Area near Alpena, Michigan on September 3, 2016. Equipment used includes a Canon 550D (T2i) using a Tokina 11-18mm lens set...
Aurora Over Lake Huron
Great American Eclipse This high dynamic range (HDR) image of the August 21, 2017 Great American Eclipse was made from images with exposures ranging from 1/4000 - 1/4-second at ISO...
Great American Eclipse
Prominences at Totality Taken from the Jim Moss Arena near Riverton, Wyoming on August 21, 2017. Prominences are visible at about 3 and 5 o'clock. It is a 1/500-second exposure at ISO...
Prominences at Totality