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Looking Up - One Student's View -

Brandon B. is an upcoming senior at Commack High School and an amateur astrophotographer. Update! Brandon won an Honorable Mention for his posted at the 2022 NESF NASA Exploration Science Forum! He spends hours outside photographing countless near earth and deep space objects, such as the moon, planets, satellites, nebulas, and galaxies and doesn't sleep much! His passion for astrophotography and astronomy began after he bought his first telescope in 2018. After observing his first objects, he wanted to share the wonders of space with others through photography. Click here to see a gallery of Brandon's out of this world photos!

Lunar Eclipse:
Lunar eclipses take place when the moon lines up so that it enters the shadow of the earth. During totality, the moon appears red because the only light getting through to it is passing through Earth’s atmosphere which scatters the sunlight making it appear red, much like a sunset. These were all taken through an Orion Starseeker 150mm telescope and with an ASI183MC Color camera and a Canon Rebel T6.

To view more spectacular photos from Brandon, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2022