My name is Mike Salway and I’m an amateur astronomer and photographer.

I’m the co-founder of the Amateur Astronomy community site, IceInSpace, and my personal blog site and image gallery is at mikesalway.com.au

I love high resolution planetary imaging and deep-space imaging using a telescope, and I love capturing wide field vistas that involve a lovely foreground scene combined with astronomical interest in the sky.

  • Joined: December 2008

Journal

Photos of the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars Conjunction

I just love Moon and Planet conjunctions, and I just love early morning photography. When the two combine that’s when I hope to create something special. On the morning of the 23rd February, a beautiful conjunction rose in the pre-dawn sky. The Crescent Moon with earthshine on display shone brilliantly in the East as it was joined by three other celestial bodies, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars to give…
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Preparing for an Upcoming (and First) Wedding Shoot!

I’ve never really done much people photography. The odd family photo here and there but my main interest and passion has been landscape photography and of course astrophotography. / So you can imagine it came as quite a shock to me when a few weeks ago, Tanya (a friend and ex-work colleague at Ericsson Managed Services) asked me to photograph their upcoming wedding! My first reaction was a combin…
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How to View and Photograph the Partial Solar Eclipse

On the 26th January 2009, there’s an Australia Day Eclipse – a Partial Solar Eclipse visible in large parts of Australia. / In this article, I’ll take you through all you need to know in order to view and photograph the Partial Solar Eclipse, including: / * What is a Solar Eclipse? / * When and Where can I see it? / * Safe Viewing Guide / * Photography Guide / * Upcoming Solar Eclipse / * R…
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2 feature images - thank you "After Dark" and "SEA" groups

Many thanks to the moderators of the After Dark group for featuring my Rainbow of Comet McNaught image. / Thanks also to the moderators of the SEA group for featuring my Coffs Harbour Sunrise image. / Thanks very much, it’s really appreciated.
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