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Astrophotography from a Light Polluted Backyard!

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Backyard Astrophotography Summer would not be complete without spending a night enjoying the dazzling beauty that is the constellation Sagittarius. The "teapot" asterism just clears my fence to the south of my backyard in central St. Catharines. From my latitude, August is my last chance to image the many star clusters and nebulae that populate this area. Last night, I set out to gather as much light on the Lagoon and Trifid nebulae as possible before they dipped below the trees.  With the nights being so short at this time of year, it is important to have your astrophotography equipment set…

LRGB Processing Technique for Orion

Astrophotography LRGB Processing Technique A useful guide to processing the Orion Constellation using a DSLR Camera and Tripod From the very moment this video started, I knew I was in for a real treat. The motion control time-lapse of the Milky Way moving across the sky was the perfect primer for this high production, quality tutorial.  Lonelyspeck.com is an informative and beautiful website created by Ian Norman -  A full-time traveller and photographer. In the following video he will explain how to process a photo of the Orion Constellation using the LRGB processing technique. He stacks…

Top 10 telescopes for astrophotography

Astrophotography Telescope Buying Guide – Under $2000

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  Astrophotography Telescope Buying Guide So you're in the market for an astrophotography telescope are you?  There has never been so many affordable options for the amateur astrophotographer on a tight budget.  I am often asked which telescope I use, and which one I would recommend for beginners.  The quick answer is a high-quality, doublet or triplet refractor.  Larger models can be very expensive (and heavy!) due to the high-quality ED glass used.  I think you will be quite surprised at the performance of a small 65-80mm refractor such as the Explore Scientific ED80 I currently…