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New Astrophotography Telescope

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I am thrilled to announce the purchase of a brand new telescope for astrophotography, and one that I've had my eye on for some time. Those of you looking to dive into the hobby of deep-sky astrophotography for the first time should see my post a choosing a telescope for astrophotography. I break down my top 5 choices for a beginner, which includes the 80mm version of the telescope mentioned below. Spoiler alert, they're all refractors! It's a very exciting time of year for astrophotographers with the return of the central bulge of the milky way in our night sky (in the Northern Hemisphere)…

Astronomy Photo on a Computer Screen

Screen Calibration

Screen Calibration for Astrophotography With my recent purchase of a new laptop computer, I am reminded of the importance of having a well calibrated computer monitor for editing and viewing astrophotos. The brightness of my new laptop screen is intense.  It appears to be about 25% brighter than my well-calibrated 23 Inch external IPS monitor.  This results in astrophotography images that are less-than pleasing to the eye.  I had to re-process many of my own photos in the photo gallery, once I discovered that they did not look the way I intended them to on different screens. Having a mo…

City astrophotography

Astrophotography in the City

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Saturday Night Under the Stars Astrophotography in the City Last weekend I posted a new video to the 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 and Taurus, to the Summer Milky Way objects.  In between, there are some fantastic deep-sky objects to observe in the Spring Constellations Leo, Coma Berenices and Bootes. The forecast called for clear skies on that crisp, cold Saturday night in S…