Lots of folks are getting ready for what should be one of the most memorable astronomical experiences of their lifetimes — the total solar eclipse of August 21st. Seasoned eclipse chasers have described the view of the ethereal delicate solar corona surrounding the black hole caused by the Moon as “The Eye of God.” If…
When shooting with digital cameras, images will appear very dark and low-contrast. This is true with daytime photographs as well as long-exposure deep-sky images. That’s because raw data is linear. To make details visible, we must apply a non-linear transformation and s – t – r – e – t – c – h the…
Find out how to remove light pollution from your astrophotos so you can have dark skies instead of red-brown ones.
You'll capture the night sky as it truly looks when you learn how to establish a proper white balance in your DSLR astrophotos.
Purple halos around stars can be a problem when shooting with inexpensive camera lenses and telescopes. Here's how to fix them.
In astrophotography, to dither means to shift the pointing of the telescope slightly in random directions between exposures. Here's how it works, and why you should use it.
Photographing double stars is easy and can be done with most any telescope. Chances are you may already have the tools to do it today.
Thinking about going out for night of astrophotography? Remember the five P’s – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
The art of astrophotography can quickly turn into the art of cable management. Learn how to tame the cable monster and get back to photographing the night sky.
Can you shoot deep-sky objects from your backyard? That depends - how much time do you have?
You can't get rid of noise in your astrophotographs, but you can reduce its impact with more signal.
Learn how to photograph a meteor shower with these step-by-step instructions, as well as advice for the advanced imager.
Few amateurs have looked through a telescope and not imagined what it would be like to take a photo of the target in the eyepiece. I know I did when I got my first telescope. But back then, astrophotography was practically a black art: 35mm film was the only medium of choice, and it required…