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Tony Rowell



Tony Rowell's astro time-lapse videos has been featured on the National Geographic Channel. Tony used Celestron mounts to capture images of galaxies, nebulas and planets. Some of his award-winning astrophotos have been chosen as the Astronomy Picture of the Day on and on NASA's APOD website. Rowell's images have been published in Astronomy, Backpacker, Mountain Bike Action and Outdoor Photographer magazines. His work has been exhibited at the Yosemite Museum, The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Visitors Center and at the Rowell family's Mountain Light Gallery near Tony's home in the Eastern Sierra mountains of California.

Tony: I Celestron at several dark sky locations within a few hours drive of my home in the Eastern Sierra town of Bishop. On September 7th 2013 I attended the East Bay Astronomical Society’s Annual High Altitude Star Party at the Barcroft High Altitude Research Station in California’s White Mountains. I was able to capture stunning images of the Horsehead Nebula shooting through my friend Suguru Araki’s Celestron CGE Edge HD 9.25. I also captured the Andromeda Galaxy from an elevation of 12,500 feet using my 36MP Nikon D800E with a 300mm f/2.8 lens mounted on my Celestron CG-5 Computerized Mount.

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  • Tony was the son of renowned photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell.
  • Rowell"s astro time-lapse footage was featured in the BBC film "Walking with Dinosaurs" distributed by 20th Century Fox and shown in 3,231 theaters
  • In 2015, Tony authored the book, Sierra Starlight

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