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 astrophotography tips and tricks to get you started photographing the night sky. We’ll help anyone with modest stargazing equipment and access to dark skies capture panoramic vistas of planets, star clusters and more — from learning how to guide a telescope for imaging to creating composite images on your laptop.

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

Improving Your Eclipse Photos

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.