The Sky is Full of Amazing and Beautiful Things!

Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Sun, Moon, Planets and More…

Ron Brecher in his observatory Astrophotographer Ron Brecher… I am working to master the art of astrophotography, shooting galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and more and sharing my results through

Over the years, I’ve used just about every digital camera and telescope design. My images are processed using PixInsight and have been published in print and online journals, books and magazines, used as CD cover art and beer labels. In addition to this website, I share my work at star parties and club events in Canada and the U.S., speaking  on topics related to backyard astronomy and astrophotography.

I’m available to perform equipment reviews of for manufacturers, vendors and publications, and to help amateur astronomers get the most out of their equipment and image data. Contact me at or via the comment page on this site.

NEW:  Read my article on image processing in the August 2016 Sky & Telescope

NEW:  Come see my talk on the History of Imaging at Starfest 2016

  Read (if you can) my new article in Chinese National Astronomy Magazine (9MB)

Read about my astronomy journey in “Rising Stars” in the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Download my presentations:  Basic Image Processing  |  Advanced Image Processing