JRWjr Astrophotography


Jimmy is a retired Professor of Astronomy and Physics, formerly at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  He has been an avid stargazer since childhood and has enjoyed photographing the heavens for five decades.  His photographs have been seen worldwide on websites such as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, CNN.com and Spaceweather.com.  Now you can enjoy these pictures in your home or office, too.


Astrophotography by Jimmy Westlake

(Far left) "Jimmy's 2024 Cosmic Calendar - The Solar Eclipse Edition" - features some of his best astrophotographs and is chock full of information about cool celestial events in the coming year! (Top) “Prominences at 3rd Contact” - Hot pink flames of hydrogen gas called prominences, towering 10 times taller than the Earth, were visible in the final moments of totality on August 21, 2017. (Bottom right) - “The Christmas Star” - Venus sits atop this snow-covered spruce tree. (Bottom left) Right place, right time, right equipment, and a little luck. The "Ring of Fire" was almost perfectly centered behind this lone windmill near Sundown, Texas on May 20, 2012.

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