Welcome to Exosky.net!



Thanks to my recent work with the amateur astronomy community to identify the anomalous cloud on Mars and the media attention that it’s received, there are many new visitors to this site.  Welcome!  I hope you look around and enjoy the many planetary (and other) images I’ve taken over the years.  Please use the menus above to look through them, but please note that they are arranged chronologically.  Most of the images are taken to study the planets in our solar system, so the most aesthetically pleasing images are not given any more attention than the rest (with the exception of the “best of” section for Saturn in the right-hand toolbar and the holiday-greeting mentioned below.)

I’ve added a section on the right with each of the updates that relates to the Mars anomaly, for the benefit of those who come to see more of the images relating to that phenomena.  If you would like to use them for you website or other media publication, please note the license on the lower left.  What it means is that if you have advertising-based website, please contact me via the contact form for permission.  Permission is freely granted, provided an image credit provided (and an email with a link to your article or story, please!)  Also note that this website does not contain any advertising or support from any third-party.  While I greatly appreciate a link-back to this website, it’s not mandatory as this site does not generate advertising revenue.  However, I will be updating the site with more information about the nature and visibility of the phenomena as it becomes available.

Here’s a direct link to the initial observation report on the Mars cloud.

Please note that the preferred image credit is simply “Wayne Jaeschke”.  All images are taken from the P.H. Summers Observatory in West Chester, Pennsylvania (USA), my privately owned facility.  Sorry, as it’s setup exclusively for high-resolution astro-photography, it’s not open to the public .  A page with brief information about the equipment used is located here.

If you wish to invite me to speak at your club, school, or other function on planetary photography, please contact me.  I presently need about 6-8 weeks of lead-time for scheduling.  I do not accept speaking-fees and give priority to non-profit organizations and events.  My basic presentation is geared toward new photographers and runs approximately 90 minutes. It can be tailored to the level of experience of your group.  Due to this being my “night job” (pardon the pun), I am generally only available to speak on weekends unless your function is in the Philadelphia area.

Also, if you came to post theories about the source of the Mars anomaly in the comments section of a page, please note that all comments are moderated and only those relevant to the scientific discussion over the event will be approved. (Update 3/27 — I’ve opened up the site to unmoderated commenting.  Most of the comments have been very interesting and even the slightly more colorful ones have been worth approving.  As long as we don’t get hit with a lot of spam, although we have a filter that catches that, it will stay this way.)

Finally, if you wish to see a little more of my photography presented in a more artistic format, here is a link to my holiday Christmas “eCard”, in the form of a video posted on YouTube.

Again, thanks for visiting and feel free to contact me via the contact tab above, if you have questions.



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  3 Responses to “Welcome to Exosky.net!”

  1. Hi, what equipment did you use to make this video?

    I wonder if I would be able to make such quality image with my Explore Scientific 127mm APO ED carbon, refractor on HEQ5 mount, if I connected a camera and used astrostack.

  2. I was looking for that anomoly, actually. If you think about it you will see that Mars is acting as a Micro Lens for a High Mass Object behind it that emits little or no light and that Projected the anomaly at the Terminator Boundary of Mars that you captured. This is actually undeniable and the only question would be what the High Mass Object is.

    In my opinion it is a Black Dwarf called Planet X.

    Realize that were Black Dwarves to exist they would account for 50% of the Missing Mass of the Universe.


    So, basically, you just photographed Mars transiting a Black Dwarf…

    Post Script :

    The Dust Devil Theory that one person posted can be ruled out by the Halo that is evident in one of your photos completely around the Red Planet.

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