What’s Important to You?

Noticeable changes in the sky usually take thousands of years to happen. Your kids noticeably change everyday if you're paying attention.  Since about Mid-April, life and weather got in the way of my hobbies. For about 6 weeks, I haven't had a truly clear night. On the acceptable nights, I just wasn't in the mood. …

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64-bit Deep Sky Stacker (DSS) is Here!!

I stumbled upon this last night after not imaging for a couple weeks due to weather. There are no release notes on the version, but I've been waiting for this since I started, so I went ahead and downloaded it. So far, so good. The look and feel are basically the same with only slight …

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Imaging in Severe Light Pollution: Part 1 – Unmodified DSLR

I've updated some information for modified DSLRs in a new post here. The tips below are for use with an unmodified camera. Though this is valuable for a modified camera, there are differences and I've chosen to separate the two. Imaging in severe light pollution with a Modified DSLR The map above is about where …

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Dithering – Do it Now!

What is Dithering? Dithering is a process initiated by your imaging software between captures that sends a message to your guiding software to set a new position for the guide star and move the mount accordingly to recenter the guide star, effectively moving the the image a few pixels randomly between captures. This randomizes the …

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