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Astrophotography in Costa Rica (Carina Nebula)

Astrophotography in Costa Rica (Carina Nebula)

I’ve just returned from a vacation to Costa Rica with the goal of capturing some astrophotography images from the resort. Being so close to the equator, the night sky featured many new southern hemisphere deep-sky targets I had never seen before. Aside from astrophotography (including an impromptu Facebook Live stream from our balcony) my wife…

Orion Image Gallery: Your Astrophotos

Orion Image Gallery: Your Astrophotos

As we approach the Full Moon in March, we have to accept the fact that the stunning winter deep-sky astrophotography objects have faded into the West for another year.  Galaxy Season is upon us, with new and exciting imaging opportunities for your camera and telescope.  Before I dive into some of the Spring deep-sky targets on…

Winter deep sky astrophotography

Winter deep sky astrophotography

November is an exciting month for backyard astrophotographers as we transition into a new season of fantastic winter deep-sky targets. These constellations contain some of the best nebulae and star clusters the sky has to offer. The colder temperatures mean less noise in your images, which is great news for DSLR camera owners. The image…

Summer in the AstroBackyard

Summer in the AstroBackyard

This is one summer that I will never forget.  The addition of my new telescope, the growth of AstroBackyard and the explosion of my YouTube channel has given me an astronomical boost in motivation and passion for astrophotography.  This has not come without hard work, it has been extremely busy in terms of both astrophotography…

Astrophotography in the City

Astrophotography in the City

Saturday Night Under the Stars Astrophotography in the City Last weekend I posted a new video to my YouTube channel titled DSLR Astrophotography – A Night in the Backyard with my Camera. It is now Early-April, and we are in what amateur astrophotographers call “Galaxy Season”, as we transition from the Winter Constellations like Orion…

Astrophotography Video Tutorial

Astrophotography Video Tutorial

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…

Astrophotography by Trevor Jones

Astrophotography by Trevor Jones

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…

Astrophotography Telescope Buying Guide – Under $2000

Astrophotography Telescope Buying Guide – Under $2000

Astrophotography Telescope Buying Guide Note: This post was created back in July 2015, I have since purchased a new astrophotography telescope, the Explore Scientific ED102 (The number 1 telescope on this list)! So you’re in the market for an astrophotography telescope, are you? There have never been so many affordable options for the amateur astrophotographer…