5 Things Every Astrophotographer Needs

Regardless of your mount, or OTA, or camera, there are things every astrophotgrapher needs to survive. These aren't equipment related, but something all of us can relate to. 1. An understanding or similarly interested spouse and/or family. When you start in with astrophotography, if you decide to stay with it through the first levels of …

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Imaging in Severe Light Pollution: Part 2 – Modified DSLR and H-alpha

My slow conversion into a modified camera user shooting narrowband images accelerated last night. Under a very bright, and very full moon I was able to capture some of the best data I ever have. In Part 1 of Imaging in Severe Light Pollution, I talked about four things to help your images in the …

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Every hobby has changing interest, intensity and expectation levels. Different levels of astrophotography have a ceiling, and those ceilings are usually created by equipment. While I thought I had a ways to go until reaching my ceiling, I saw some areas where I needed to poke through to move toward my specific goals. I'm admitting …

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