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What’s new in 2016?

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I usually like to wait until I've got a new astrophotography image to share before I make a post, but today I just felt like sharing some thoughts about where I am at with this blog. Astrobackyard.com is still in it's early stages, but I have had quite a few vistors as of late and I am truly honored that you have decided to take a moment out of your busy day to¬†view my astronomy images. The Winter Blues The skies have been painfully clouded over for what seems like the last 3 months, and I really haven't got any decent imaging done since photographing the Horsehead Nebula in December. ¬…

Deep Sky Stacker Tutorial

Astrophotography Video Tutorial

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Astrophotography Video Tutorial In my first ever astrophotography video¬†tutorial, I take a crack at the¬†Rosette Nebula¬†using data collected in February 2014. I have plans of shooting a video about light frame acquisition in the future, but this one is about what happens after you have already captured your data. ¬†This astrophotography video tutorial may be useful to anyone who has questions about the stacking process,¬†and processing the created .TIF file in Adobe Photoshop. I must admit, I learned a lot about how I could¬†improve upon these videos in future during the process. ¬†Putti…

Astrobackyard.com - DSLR Astrophotography Blog

Astrophotography by Trevor Jones

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What is Astrobackyard.com? This astrophotography blog creates an¬†outlet for me to share images, information and tips about my favourite hobby. I received lots of help when I began this hobby in 2011, and it's my turn to pay-it-forward to the next wave of astrophotographers. I have watched the hobby grow in the short years that¬†I have been involved. There are more options and information out there now than ever before. The one aspect that does not change is a love for¬†the night sky. The story behind the sites name is that the backyard is where I began my journey, and where I still spend the…