Luna piena e Sacra di San michele – Pubblicata su la Repubblica


:: Good news: a pag 43 del quotidiano la Repubblica del 12.7.2014 è stata pubblicata, a corredo di un articolo sulla Val di Susa, la mia foto raffigurante la Luna piena che tramonta dietro la Sacra di San Michele ::

LUNA PIENA, MONVISO E BORGO CORNALESE / Full Moon, Monviso peak and Borgo Cornalese


:: 15.5.2014 – Full Moon setting alongside the Monviso peak (3,843 meters high). In the foreground is the church of Borgo Cornalese, few km away from Turin ::

:: 15.5.2014 – La Luna piena tramonta “accanto” al Monviso e alla chiesa di Borgo Cornalese ::

:: Canon Eos 5D, mark 2; Exp: 1/2000 sec; f/8; ISO: 1250; focal lenght: 403 mm ::



:: Canon Eos 5D, mark 2; Exp: 1/16 sec; f/6.3; ISO: 320; focal lenght: 500 mm (cropped) ::

Mia intervista sul sito dell’INAF

Intervista INAF

:: Oggi sul sito del notiziario online dell’ Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) è stata pubblicata l’intervista dove racconto la genesi della fotografia “Hunter’s Moon over the Alps“, selezionata tra le finaliste del concorso  “Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013“, organizzato dall’ Osservatorio reale di Greenwich ::

CNN front page for my Supermoon

SuperMoon and Basilica-CNN

:: A great thrill this morning when I found out that my image of “SuperMoon 2013 and the Basilica of Superga” made the front page of the CNN website !! On the right you can see the full report on my image ::

:: La mia foto della SuperLuna e la Basilica di Superga è stata pubblicata sulla pagina del sito della CNN !! Cliccando sull’immagine si accede al report completo ::

My interview on Modelixir

Interview Modelixir_1

:: You can enjoy my interview on MODELIXIR, a US Art and Fashion magazine, HERE ::



:: Turin, 31 March 2013 – Canon Eos 5D Mk II  – focal lenght: 1000 mm – exp: 1/500 sec. – aperture: f/25 – ISO: 100 ::

LUNA E PIANETI SU DON BOSCO / Moon and planets over the Basilica of Don Bosco


:: The image shows the lovely conjucntion above the eastern horizon early this morning.  Near the left bottom of the frame is Mercury just over the colorful twilight glow while Venus is shining left of the Moon’s sunlit crescent. The scene is completed by the silhouette of the Basilica of Saint John Bosco ::

:: Canon Eos 5D Mk II  – focal lenght: 105 mm – exp: 1.3 sec. – aperture: f/4 – ISO: 500 ::

I would like to dedicate this picture to the memory of Patrick Moore, whose passion for the heavens inspired me as millions of people around the world.

“Astronomy photographer of the year” Book

:: The Astronomy Photographer of the Year book is now available for ordering from the Royal Observatory. It features images from the last four years of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.  The book includes one of my images  (on page 121) as well as great work from other astrophotographers.
If you love Night Photography or Landscape Photography you have to get a copy 😉 ::

One of my images included in “100 Greatest Pictures of the Universe” special issue of Astronomy Magazine

The October’s special issue of Astronomy magazine100 GREATEST PICTURES OF THE UNIVERSE” features 36 pages of spectacular astrophotography from professional observatories and astroimagers, selected among thousands of pictures. I am very honored to have one of my images among this stellar parade!

The selected image shows a super young 19 hours and 7 minutes old Moon setting behind the Alps:

My Perseid images featured on CBS news

Wow what a thrill: my Perseid images have been featured on yesterday’s evening news on CBS! The images are receiving a great media coverage: among others, I would like to thank Earthsky (one of my favourite web sites) for posting them on an article dedicated to the 2012 Perseid meteor shower: see here.


Wow: le mie immagini delle Perseidi  sono state inserite in un servizio di evening news on CBS! Queste foto stanno ricevendo una grande diffusione mediatica: vorrei ringraziare, tra gli altri, Earthsky (uno dei miei siti preferiti) per averle pubblicate su uno dei suoi post di punta, dedicato alle Perseidi 2012: qui.

One of my images featured on a new video by NASA

NASA just presented a video illustrating the conjunction show that will take place before sunrise in the upcoming days. With my great surprise, the last image of the video (@2:21) is that I took last March with my kids contamplating a similar conjunction 🙂