Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Once you’ve learned your way around the night sky and glimpsed distant nebulae through a pair of binoculars or a telescope, you might find yourself wanting to capture the magic that keeps you returning to your telescope every night. But if you’re used to taking point-and-shoot photos, astrophotography can be pretty daunting.

We provide useful tips and tricks on how to start photographing the night sky. We’ll help anyone with modest stargazing equipment and access to dark skies capture panoramic vistas, from learning how to guide a telescope for imaging to creating composite images on your laptop.

Interested in learning more? Download our FREE astrophotography ebook and get started shooting nightscapes, the planets, and deep-sky fuzzies tonight! And check out our online astrophotography classes to learn how to get the most out of your hours behind the shutter.

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Picture Perfect: Getting Started in Astrophotography

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…