About Gemma Caelestis

I am a professional geologist and an amateur astronomer. I have been photographing minerals for several years, but I only began photographing astronomical objects through a telescope in 2009. Each has its challenges; they can be beautiful; they are always fascinating.

This website has no purpose, except to share what art I have with others. Some of the mineral photographs might be an exception - the stereo images can be an aid to studying symmetry and crystal forms, and might be of technical interest to gemmology and mineralogy students.

This site will always be 'under construction'; I will add to it as new images come out of my cameras. I hope you will enjoy them.

astrophotography (new page)
mineral photography (new page)