My name is Troy Tsounis and I'm an amateur astrophotographer living in Charlotte Vermont.
Astrophotography: is a method of capturing celestial objects thousands even billions of light years away using advanced technology and a little human intuition.
A light year is the distance light travels in one year; for example if a celestial object is 13,000 light years away; this means at the time I've captured one single exposure we're seeing it as it was 13,000 years ago.
In simplistic terms I would consider the above a means of looking back in time.
Creating a Deep sky Image
Common equipment used to create these images consist of a high precision telescope mount, various telescopes, a specialized ccd camera, light spectrum filters and much much more.
Each image contains on average a total of 50-200 combined exposures,each exposure(frame) is anywhere from 5-15 minutes long as opposed to a typical DSLR frame which is usually one click equating to fractions of second.
From start to finish it takes roughly 30-100 hours to complete each image.
Behind the scenes
Completing an image is just the beginning,as I review whats recorded this is where the fun begins,imagining how vast the night skies really are,but more so marveling at the technological accomplishments that allow these images to be displayed.
So have a look around and explore our galaxy and beyond from my back yard under our Charlotte skies.
Thanks for looking.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
These images are for sale as original prints on canvas,The horse head and NGC 2174 are sold.