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Essential Image Processing Video Tutorial

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This video may change the way your shoot and process astro-images forever. It covers the few simple steps needed to create an ultra high-resolution master frame with a high signal-to-noise ratio.  This tutorial covers the capturing, processing and production of gorgeous wide-field astrophotography images using a camera lens or small telescope. If you are a DSLR imager like me, many of the techniques you'll see demonstrated in this video will make their way into your capturing and processing workflow.  Even if you focus more on deep-sky imaging with a large telescope, there is still much to t…

M27 – The Dumbbell Nebula – Find it in Binoculars or Photograph it

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M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula The Dumbbell Nebula is well photographed by professional and amateur night sky photographers alike. It was one of the first deep-sky objects I imaged way back in 2011. A member of the astronomy forum I was a part of suggested that I give it a try, as it is a very gratifying object to image due to it's brightness. Sure enough, there it was! Even a 30 second exposure was enough to make this interesting planetary nebula "pop" on my display screen. I have re-imaged this object several times since that first night, and realized that it takes hours of exposures to increase…

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

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Super "Bloodmoon" Total Lunar Eclipse [caption id="attachment_1676" align="aligncenter" width="688"] My photo of the Supermoon Eclipse on September 27th, 2015[/caption] Supermoon Lunar Eclipse I am very excited about the total eclipse of the "supermoon" on the night of September 27-28, 2015, and you should be too! This full moon happens to be the closest one to Earth of the year, ( Approximately 220,000 miles away instead of its average 240,000 miles) making it a "supermoon". During this total lunar eclipse, the moon will appear about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter! Up he…