The Cheapest Astrophotography Setup

Want to get into astrophotography but the cost of all the gear is holding you back? This post should help. I’ll be going through my cheap, beginners widefield setup for astrophotography. I hesitate to use the word cheap because astrophotography is expensive, which is why I’ll include prices.

Is Astrophotography hard?

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Astrophotography Power

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.

5 Astrophotography Deep Sky Targets for Beginners

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.