I am a self-taught photographer based in Michigan with a background in science and engineering. Over the last decade, I have taken a particular interest in the discipline of astrophotography. I am able to explore the universe around us and reveal the unseen beauty of the natural world through my camera oftentimes without ever leaving home!
My work has been internationally awarded, published, and exhibited through various outlets, including: NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, Astronomy magazine, Sky and Telescope magazine, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year, and others.
I am excited to share these views with you for the first time or perhaps reveal some familiar scenes in a new light. My hope is to build this site into a resource which can enable and demystify the vast reaches of space.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do!
- Jason Guenzel
Awards and Accolades
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)
- APOD: 2022 February 19 - Peculiar Galaxies of Arp 273 (nasa.gov)
- APOD: 2021 May 19 - The Jellyfish and Mars (nasa.gov)
- APOD: 2020 November 10 - The Central Soul Nebula Without Stars (nasa.gov)
2019 Insight Investments Astronomy Photographer of the Year
- Highly Commended Award: “The Sun – Atmospheric Detail”
- Shortlisted: “NGC6543 – The Cat’s Eye”
- Shortlisted: “M82 – The Cigar Galaxy”
Astrobin Image of the Day – Awarded 14 times
May 2022 Issue - "How to Identify Objects in your Astrophotos" authored article
October 2021 Issue - “Capturing the Cosmos” authored article
Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 Catalogue
3 image pages - “The Sun – Atmospheric Detail”, “NGC6543 – The Cat’s Eye”, “M82 – The Cigar Galaxy”
Sky and Telescope Magazine
March 2019 Issue - “Avian Ghost” image feature
2020 Mackinac State Historic Parks Artist-in-Residence
9/2020 – 10/2020
Exhibits / Galleries
Royal Museums Greenwich - National Maritime Museum
9/2019 – 4/2020
Three images included in major museum exhibition for space photography
- “The Sun – Atmospheric Detail”
- “NGC6543 – The Cat’s Eye”
- “M82 – The Cigar Galaxy”
2021 - present
A selection of locally inspired, limited-edition prints