Like most serious hobbies, astronomy is notoriously expensive. There are telescopes, eyepieces, filters, cameras, and a seemingly endless array of accessories to separate you from your hard-earned money. But does it have to be this way? Are there cheap telescopes … Read More
I think we’ve all probably had one of those nights under the stars where everything has gone wrong and had the feeling of being completely unprepared for a clear night and getting ourselves in a mess. Well with the help … Read More
Is astrophotography hard? Well honestly, it depends.
Seriously though, if you want to be an astrophotographer you need to be so many things. I don’t say this to put anyone off, just to set expectations going in. This is hobby is hard but it’s equally so rewarding. When you get it right the universe will repay you 10-fold – I promise.
I think power is a topic that’s often over looked and not something you see spoken about very much in this hobby. Maybe that’s because it’s obvious, but like everything in astrophotography, I think it’s anything but obvious because there are multiple ways to approach this.
In this post I’m going to break down how I power my gear at home and then explain other options that are available to you.
It’s no secret that some astrophotography targets are easier to image (and find!) than others. Here I am going to break down my 5 favourite deep sky astrophotography targets for beginners, how to find them and share my images along the way. All of these targets are well suited to camera lenses, but some will really pop when using a telescope. Some of these targets are visible to the naked eye, but a couple will require a basic level of star hopping. As long as you can find the nearest bright star to the target, you shouldn’t have a problem locating any of them.
Locating deep sky objects in astrophotography without a goto mount can be tricky, especially for beginners. I suffered many nights in my early days of trying to figure out where exactly in the sky I needed to point my imaging … Read More