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Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Pro Review

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Pro Review

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Pro is an extremely popular portable star tracker designed for astrophotography. After using iOptron star trackers for deep-sky astrophotography exclusively, it was time to see what all the fuss was about. In this post, I’ll share my unbiased opinion about the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Pro, and actual images I was able…

Choosing a Star Tracker for Astrophotography

Choosing a Star Tracker for Astrophotography

Star trackers are now more accessible to amateur photographers than ever, with many options to choose from. Deciding which one to spend your hard-earned money on can be a daunting task.  I am a full-time astrophotographer that has used many different star trackers from several brands for many years. I have created this resource for…

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Review

Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro Review

The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro is a computerized equatorial telescope mount with GoTo capabilities. This equatorial (EQ) mount is capable of providing precise, accurate tracking of the night sky, and is suitable for long-exposure astrophotography.  The core specifications of this equatorial mount include having a built-in ST-4 autoguider port, a payload capacity of 44 pounds, and…

When to Start Using a Mono Astrophotography Camera

When to Start Using a Mono Astrophotography Camera

A mono astrophotography camera gives backyard imagers in the city the opportunity to collect dynamic LRGB, and narrowband images from home. Although LRGB image acquisition using a filter wheel requires some extra setup time early on, the flexibility of this configuration is appealing. Up to this point, I have not experienced the joys of shooting…