Star Tracker

Building a Deep Sky Astrophotography Kit

Building a Deep Sky Astrophotography Kit

I am often asked for my opinion on the best route to take when it comes to building a deep-sky astrophotography kit for the first time. A popular option for many night sky enthusiasts is to start with a DSLR camera and telescope, and I can understand why. Building a budget-friendly astrophotography setup that revolves…

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi Review

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi Review

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi is a highly portable star tracker that was designed for astrophotography. It allows you to take long-exposure images of space by tracking the apparent movement of the night sky. Unlike the original Star Adventurer, the GTi model also has the ability to find deep-sky objects in the night sky using…

How I Photographed a Nebula with a $200 Camera Lens

How I Photographed a Nebula with a $200 Camera Lens

Taking impressive deep-sky astrophotography images is not reserved for those using an astronomical telescope. A budget camera lens can be used to take images of some of the best deep-sky objects in the night sky. A telephoto zoom lens can provide enough magnification to pull distant objects in space in for a closer look, but…

8 Nightscape Photography Tips for Amazing Astrophotography

8 Nightscape Photography Tips for Amazing Astrophotography

Nightscape photography involves capturing a landscape style image, at night. It can include the beautiful Milky Way, a starry sky, or your favorite constellation. This is a type of astrophotography, where long exposure images are taken to reveal the beautiful light of a seemingly ‘dark’ sky. Star photography requires quality optics, and some camera lenses…

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Review

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Review

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is an extremely popular portable star tracker designed for astrophotography. It provides a simple way for you to track the motion of the stars, so you can take long exposure images of the night sky.  After using an iOptron SkyGuider Pro star tracker for deep-sky astrophotography exclusively, it was time to…

Choosing a Star Tracker for Astrophotography

Choosing a Star Tracker for Astrophotography

A star tracker is a portable tracking camera mount designed for astrophotography. The device ‘tracks’ the motion of the stars to allow you to take long exposure images of space without star-trailing.  These devices are commonly used with a DSLR/Mirrorless camera and lens, or even a small astronomical telescope. Recent models now include dedicated smartphone…