You don't need a PhD to understand noise in astronomical images — here's an introduction to the various sources of noise in astrophotography and how to combat them.
Is it possible to settle the PixInsight vs. Photoshop debate once and for all? Yes: Learn both and gain the skills you need to make better astrophotos!
Want to learn how to take stunning photos of dazzling Aurora? Join Sky & Telescope's live webinar on Monday, March 5th, with National Geographic photographer and founder of The World at Night (TWAN) program Babak Tafreshi as he reveals his techniques for capturing stunning images and time-lapse videos of both northern and southern lights. As…
Capturing crystal-clear astro images involves a delicate balance of having just enough pixels for the object you're imaging. But you don't need a PhD to understand the sampling theory that's involved.
Join Sky & Telescope's live webinar on Monday, January 29th, to find out which 2018 events present the best nightscape opportunities with world-renowned photographer Babak Tafreshi.
Knowing your astrophotography setup's pixel scale will help you take better pictures. And to determine pixel scale, you first need to know your field of view.
Good weather for imaging is about more than just the clouds! Even if it's cloud-free, you'll need to understand if the seeing and transparency are good.
Learn how to get the most out of your astro-imaging equipment with this informative live webinar hosted by S&T contributing editor Richard S. Wright, Jr.
If you can't resist taking pictures of the solar eclipse with your smartphone, read this first for tips to ensure quality pictures.
A total eclipse of the Sun is a spectacular sight. With a little preparation and advance planning, you can capture your own souvenir portrait of this awe-inspiring sight.
Here are several ideas for photographers to use when shooting the August 21st eclipse
If you want the best results from your eclipse photos, you'll need to do some processing. Equipment Editor Sean Walker walks us through processing photos from the 2010 Easter Island eclipse.
When limited time and a powerful on-shore wind scrapped the author’s plans for photographing the eclipse, he simply propped his telescope on a rock wall and hit the shutter button — with stunning results.
Join S&T's live webinar to learn the secrets of how to take awe-inspiring time-lapse videos of the Earth and sky at night.
Try this easy technique to roughly polar-align your telescope mount during the day using your smartphone and a planetarium app.
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.
Join Sky & Telescope Contributing Photographer Babak Tafreshi for a live webinar to learn the secrets of stunning Milky Way photography.
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.
Interested in capturing stunning images of the Moon and planets? Join S&T's live astrophotography webinar on Monday, November 21st, and learn what it takes.
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.