About Me - Alan Dyer

In my rural backyard in southern Alberta, Canada

Selfie with C8 and Aurora

I am an author of astronomy books and magazine articles, and a photographer of the night sky, if that was not obvious from this website!

And as you can also gather from my site, I also present astrophoto workshops and inspiring talks on astronomy and the wonders of the universe.

I am a regular contributor to SkyNews, Canada's stargazing magazine, and also to Sky & Telescope magazine.

My photos and videos have appeared on Spaceweather.com, Astronomy Picture of the Day, Universe Today, Forbes, National Geographic, TIME, NBCNews, and CBSNews.

Since my first "TSE" in February 1979, I have travelled the world to see 16 total solar eclipses.

I am a member of The World at Night photo group. (Link below — click/tap the TWAN logo.)

I am now retired from many exciting years producing planetarium shows for the theatres in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Calgary, Canada. Occasionally, they still let me on the Digistar system in Calgary to have fun programming a presentation, as at left. 

The main belt asteroid #78434 is named for me.

In 2018 Canada Post issued a stamp featuring one of my images (at right).

Click on the BLOG menu item above to go to my Amazing Sky blog with my latest travel tales and equipment reviews. Subscribe to my blog to receive updates.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and Vimeo through the social media links below. 


My Canada Post Stamp !

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Presenting my Apollo 11 Anniversary show at TELUS Spark

Talks-Presenting Apollo Show

At the 2017 total solar eclipse in Driggs, Idaho

Eclipse Triumph Selfie (Wide)

Me with a few of my favourite things

Selfie Under Red Light

My Equipment

As people often want to know what equipment I use, here is a listing of some of my favourite gear:

Cameras:

    Canon EOS Ra, Canon 6D MkII, Canon 5D MkII (filter-modified), Canon 60Da, Nikon D750, and Sony a7III

Lenses:

    Canon L-Series and Sigma Art lenses, Rokinon SP, and Laowa for Sony E-mount

Trackers:

    Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer and Mini, iOptron Sky Guider Pro

Mounts:

    Astro-Physics AP 400, AP 600 and Mach 1 (all discontinued or replaced with MkII models), Sky-Watcher HEQ5, Astro-Tech Voyager alt-az (original model), Sky-Watcher AZ5

Telescopes:

    A&M 80mm and A&M 105mm f/6 Apos (both rare and no longer made), TMB 92mm apo, Astro-Physics 105mm Traveler and Astro-Physics 130EDF apos (both purchased in the early 90s — you can't get them today!), Celestron C9.25, MAG1 12.5-inch Portaball (visual only, no longer made)

Auto-Guiders:

    SBIG SG4 stand-alone (now discontinued - pity!), Orion StarShoot

Time-Lapse Gear:

    TimeLapse+ View, SYRP Genie Mini, Edelkrone slider, Dynamic Perception original Stage Zero+Stage R, eMotimo TB3 (now discontinued)

Binoculars:

    Orion Ultraview 10x50, Hawk 8x42 Frontier, Nikon 10x42 Monarch 7, Athlon Midas 10x50 UHD2, Maven 10x56 B4, Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Pro



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