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Astrophotography during a full moon

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The clouds have parted, and I have enjoyed 2 cold, clear nights of astrophotography back-to-back! This is a fortunate occurrence that doesn’t come very often, especially during a Canadian winter. However, the moon is nearly full, rising in the late evening in it’s waning gibbous phase. This reminds me of a question that comes up time and time again. Is astrophotography during a full moon a waste of time? Astrophotography during a Full Moon The week surrounding a full moon used to mean a break from imaging faint deep-sky objects. After New Moon, the nights that followed would get me do…

Orion with a DSLR and Telescope

The ultimate astrophotography target for your DSLR and telescope

|Nebulae|4 Comments

As we approach the end of 2016, I would like to thank everyone who has connected with AstroBackyard this year. Whether it was a YouTube comment, retweet, or Facebook like, I really appreciate the support.  I've connected with beginners, seasoned veterans, and everyone in between this year. I hope you were able to get outside and partake in some astrophotography with your DSLR and telescope this year. As you learn more about astrophotography, it's almost certain that you will want to revisit previous imaging projects.  The lessons learned during each and every night out with your…

Horsehead Nebula in HaRGB

The Horsehead Nebula in HaRGB

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Over the past 2 months, the Horsehead Nebula has been the focus of my astrophotography attention. The winter weather has set in, with cold nights and frequent cloud cover.  Despite these challenges, I have been able to take photos from my backyard on 3 separate occasions in November and December. On December 13, 2016 - My image of the Horsehead Nebula was Today's Image on EarthSky!  I have followed EarthSky since before I owned a telescope, and it is a huge thrill to see my image grace their website!  The article even includes the video from my backyard, so I hope to expand my audience o…