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Canon astrophotography filter

SkyTech Canon Astrophotography Filter Review

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If you shoot in light polluted skies with a DSLR, listen up. I've recently got my hands on an affordable new astrophotography filter for my Canon T3i. Whether you shoot with a modified camera through a telescope or a stock DSLR with a camera lens attached, a light pollution filter will help you shoot longer subs. Longer image exposures mean a deeper view on your subject. The SkyTech Canon EOS Clip Filter In the past, I have used light pollution filters such as the Astronomik CLS, and IDAS LPS clip-in models on my Canon DSLR. In this review, I will be testing 3 filters from SkyTech tha…

Astro Photography Tool Review

Astro Photography Tool for Camera Control

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I have recently installed Astro Photography Tool on my dedicated astrophotography laptop.  From my very first imaging sequence, I knew I was going to like this application. I used APT to capture the Whale Galaxy using a One Shot Color CCD camera. There is no better way to learn a new imaging application than to put it to use for a night of deep sky imaging.  With clear night ahead of me, I dive into Astro Photography Tool to plan my Whale Galaxy astrophotography project. In the video below, I also discuss my ongoing transition from a DSLR camera to a cooled CCD. I feel confident inve…

Astrophotography autoguiding camera

Altair GPCAM2 Autoguiding Camera Review

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My friends over at Ontario Telescope & Accessories have sent me a new Altair GPCAM2 AR0130 Mono autoguiding camera and 50mm Starwave guide scope to use with my astrophotography setup.  In this post, I'll give you an early look at this practical autoguiding solution for deep sky astrophotography. If you are doing some research into a new auto guiding setup to take longer exposures with your DSLR astrophotography camera, this review should show you what to expect when using this Mono sensor camera from Altair Astro. Autoguiding for Deep Sky Astrophotography If you are lucky enough to…