Welcome to The Vast Reaches

Join me on a cosmic journey into the expansive world of astrophotography.

All images presented on this website are pictures captured using consumer-grade photography and astronomy equipment and processed by me.

Some call it a hobby, but to me, its a voyage of exploration. I'm excited to share my perspective on the universe with you.

Let's go!

-Jason Guenzel

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Excitation

I don’t know what to say … except W😳W!
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This pic was taken the night of May 10, 2024 from Michigan, looking overhead and even a bit to the south!
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This is a single 3 second exposure of an absolutely electric northern lights display. The color was clearly visible to the naked eye but the camera records so much more!

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  • Within the Blue Snowball

    Within the Blue Snowball

    My latest astrophotography project is a study of a fairly well-known planetary nebula.   The "Blue Snowball" is estimated to be roughly 2500 light years from Earth.  The central star of...

    Within the Blue Snowball

    My latest astrophotography project is a study of a fairly well-known planetary nebula.   The "Blue Snowball" is estimated to be roughly 2500 light years from Earth.  The central star of...

  • NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) and Poor Dimorphos

    NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) ...

    We have the technology to redirect a potentially hazardous asteroid away from an impact with Earth.   Earthlings have come a long way since the days of the dinosaurs!

    NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) ...

    We have the technology to redirect a potentially hazardous asteroid away from an impact with Earth.   Earthlings have come a long way since the days of the dinosaurs!

  • Imaging a Pulsar

    Imaging a Pulsar

    I certainly never thought that one day I'd be taking pictures of a pulsar in deep space from my backyard.  Yet, here we are. The first object in Charles Messier's...

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    Imaging a Pulsar

    I certainly never thought that one day I'd be taking pictures of a pulsar in deep space from my backyard.  Yet, here we are. The first object in Charles Messier's...

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