About the Site

Welcome to KatorellaAstro. I started this site with the idea of providing an end-to-end instructional for beginners trying to move forward in astrophotography, using my own experiences as examples. As I get more and more entrenched in this hobby I find my blog entries becoming more musings with advice and learnings sprinkled in. I still have the idea that everyone who wants to should have access to this hobby without the need for a trust fund. If my daughter and future producer has anything to say about this site, there should be some YouTube videos on the way to help that piece alone as it gets a little warmer outside.

Time and again, when I go out to start imaging, I think about the object I’m setting out to capture and I’m reminded of my father. We looked at the sky differently, he from a more spiritual perspective and me from a more scientific perspective, but with the same awe. When he passed away in 2016, my interest in the vastness and majesty of space was rekindled. I don’t consider myself a spiritual person, but I knew I had to capture these objects on the chance that maybe he could see what I’m doing.

This hobby is hard. Trying to do this on a budget is exponentially harder. I hope there are some posts in here to help you with something that’s been confounding you. I’m not great at this, but I’m getting better and I’m happy with the things I’m producing with a limited budget. Stop at the AP Blog for some light reading or drop me an email on the Contact link if you have questions.

Katorella is a mashup of my daughter’s names, and what they call themselves as a group. My wife ran across this from an old episode of Family Feud and I thought it was too close not to post!

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Clear Skies – KA