Robert Reeves Astrophotography

Robert Reeves' Celestial Photography

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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

Table of Contents

  • Creating long duration urban star trails
  • About Myself A brief biography.
  • A Camera Cluster for Meteor Photography.
  • A selection of my better meteor photographs
  • Schmidt Camera Repair, Collimation, and Focusing
  • Spanish translation of Schmidt repair procedures
  • In September, 2014 I delted much of the old and dated content of this website. My goal is make this website more oriented to lunar photography. As I slowly make this transsition, check back occasionally as I will be adding all the lunar content from my Facebook project called "365 Days of the Moon". This features a new lunar image I have taken, along with a description, uploaded from my image archive every day for a year.

    A liberal licence 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.

    Purchase Large Format High-Resolution Moon Images

    Large format high resolution Moon pictures make great astronomical gifts and look great on your home, office, or school wall.

    Click here for photo ordering information.

    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 latest 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 ESPAÑOL, Cortesia De Fernando Paniagua

    Quick Look at USA Weather

    Time and temperature for San Antonio, Texas

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    A look at the present cloud cover and sky transparency over San Antonio, Texas

    A look at the present cloud and transparency at a private, invitation only astrophotography site for the TEXAIG

    Clear Sky Clock legend courtesy of Mark Jones

    Link to the mother of all Texas Hill Country weather sites

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