Welcome to my astrophotography site.

Follow me on my journey into space!


Some of my favourites.

Mount Tibrogargan Milky Way and Star Trails

Mount Tibrogargan Galaxy

One Starry Brisbane Night

A time lapse of the night sky over Brisbane. Despite the light dome, the Pleiades star cluster is seen and Mars also makes an appearance.

Starry Rainbows over Brisbane

This time lapse occurs during a conjunction between Venus and the Pleiades. The star colours have been boosted using vibrance and saturation.

A train of over 50 satellites pass the moon over Brisbane.

Carina Nebula

Carina Nebula

The Keyhole Nebula

The Keyhole Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula

Tarantula Nebula



Pleiades Star Cluster



Here are some astrophotography tools I wrote that you might find useful.

FITS Scrubber

FITS Scrubber is a tool I developed to preview a FITS image before setting of a plan.

Upload a linear (unstretched) FITS image in a web browser to preview on screen:

FITS Scrubber Carina Nebula

My Astronomy Picture of the Moment

Can’t get your own NASA APOD? Make your own with a simple one page site.


Download the free source code on

About Me

Dennis Mellican

Hi, my name is Dennis Mellican. I am based in Brisbane, Australia. During the day I am Principal Cloud Engineer and after hours I tend to avoid clouds, preferring a clear night sky to observe the universe.

Since 2022, I have gained an interest in astronomy and the hobby has become a passion. I’ve been standing on the shoulders of giants, learning the science and the craft (astrophotography is an art form). My contributions are a way of giving back to the community.