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My Latest Portable Astrophotography Build
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My Latest Portable Astrophotography Build

Are you looking to build a full-featured (GoTo, autoguiding, etc.) portable astrophotography rig for this summer? If so, I think I have found the perfect “template” to follow (with plenty of room for substitutions, of course). The major difference between this setup and the portable rigs I’ve shared on this site before is that this one…

Photographing Thor’s Helmet from the City
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Photographing Thor’s Helmet from the City

In this post, I’ll walk you through my process of photographing a jaw-dropping nebula in the night sky known as Thor’s Helmet. As usual, there were a number of challenges in my way, but it wouldn’t be astrophotography without a little stress now would it? I am using an imaging setup that I have used…

ISO and Astrophotography

ISO and Astrophotography

What is ISO, and how does it affect your astrophotography images? It’s one of the first astrophotography camera settings newcomers to the hobby ask me about. Does it really increase the camera’s sensitivity to light at the expense of introducing more noise? Is it better to shoot more short exposures using a high ISO than…

This Astrophotography Kit is Less Than $2K (and works amazing)
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This Astrophotography Kit is Less Than $2K (and works amazing)

Astrophotography is about more than just the pictures you take, it’s about an overall positive experience along the way. I don’t like seeing people quit because they’re frustrated and confused. It doesn’t have to be that way. When starting out, I think it’s important to choose a setup that is easy to use, and not…

Backyard of the Week | October 25, 2021

Backyard of the Week | October 25, 2021

The AstroBackyard Backyard of the Week highlights astrophotography setups from around the world. A “backyard” can be a balcony, driveway, garden, or wherever else you set up astrophotography equipment at home. By taking a behind-the-scenes look at the equipment amateur astrophotographers use to take deep-sky images, you can get a better understanding of the process….

Backyard of the Week | October 18, 2021

Backyard of the Week | October 18, 2021

The AstroBackyard Backyard of the Week highlights astrophotography setups from around the world. A “backyard” can be a balcony, driveway, garden, or wherever else you set up astrophotography equipment at home. By taking a behind-the-scenes look at the equipment amateur astrophotographers use to take deep-sky images, you can get a better understanding of the process….

Backyard of the Week | October 4, 2021

Backyard of the Week | October 4, 2021

The AstroBackyard Backyard of the Week highlights astrophotography setups from around the world. A “backyard” can be a balcony, driveway, garden, or wherever else you set up astrophotography equipment at home. By taking a behind-the-scenes look at the equipment amateur astrophotographers use to take deep-sky images, you can get a better understanding of the process….

Astrophotography Accessories

Astrophotography Accessories

There are so many astrophotography accessories available today to complement your deep-sky or wide-field astrophotography setup. It can be overwhelming to narrow down the ones that will enhance your imaging experience since you usually don’t find out you need the accessory until after a few imaging sessions. Some of the most essential astrophotography accessories include…

Backyard of the Week | September 27, 2021

Backyard of the Week | September 27, 2021

The AstroBackyard Backyard of the Week highlights astrophotography setups from around the world. A “backyard” can be a balcony, driveway, garden, or wherever else you set up astrophotography equipment at home. By taking a behind-the-scenes look at the equipment amateur astrophotographers use to take deep-sky images, you can get a better understanding of the process….