100% Dedicated to Astrophotography

 
astroshop.eu " target="_blank">
4634864144_276x66.jpg
 
Amateur Astrophotography Magazine
Closed group · 11,123 members
Join Group
THE MAGAZINE CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.AMATEURASTROPHOTOGRAPHY.COM DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!!! Amateur Astrophotography Magazine contains articles a...
 
50+NEW.jpg

purchase back issues of the magazine

1.jpg

FREE 5th year anniversary gift

Here is a FREE flipbook of over 200 readers images for you to view or download.

Click here….

BE.jpg

Amateur astrophotography beanies

To purchase a 100% Organic

Click here to view


qs1.jpg

qsi: rs series

Click here to read more…

sog1.jpg

SOLAR AND LUNAR TRANSITS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Have you ever watched the International Space Station pass overhead on a clear night?

Click here to read more…


mo.jpg

For the first two weeks of July 2019, I had the grand opportunity to take a vacation to northern Chile.

Click here to read more…


iss1.jpg

How To Photograph

The International Space Station

Nope, thats not a Tie Fighter, the International Space Station photobombed my picture

Click here to read more….


a.jpg

In preparation for the eclipse, our North Optics store organized an expedition to the area of the central strip, looking for a unique place.

Click here to read more…

b.jpg

Surely this is the height of laziness, a motor to turn the focus knob for you! Incredible, I thought as I folded my copy of that month's star magazine closed.

Click here to read more…

IMG_20181213_110957-850x478.jpg

This past winter, we had planned on staying a month at Rusty’s RV Ranch in Rodeo, NM, then head back into Arizona for a few months. After three days in Rodeo, we canceled our Arizona plans and extended to 3 months, but that too would prove not to be enough

Click here to read more…

4.png

My first ever incarnation was a scope with a 100mm mirror and a 25 mm secondary. Construction was pretty basic: 12mm wooden dowels held in 9mm MDF hexagonal sections. The primary mirror was held onto a sprung cell using double sided sticky tabs.

Click here to read more….

Untitled-2.jpg

IMAGING THE SUN

The light from the Sun contains radiation energy across the whole electromagnetic spectrum. It generally radiates as a Black Body with energy peaking around 500 nm.

Click here to read more…


d1.jpg

Deep Sky Imaging

Astrophotography is one, if not the most interesting and challenging fields of amateur astronomy. It is the appealing concept of recording the images of deep-sky objects at distances so great that the light left the object long before the formation of our planet.

Click here to read more…


Celestron-Fokussierer-768x521+(1).jpg

When it comes to astrophotography, the right focus is the most important thing. Even the best optics only deliver sharp images if the focus is spot on. A motorized focus has two advantages over manual focusing: it is vibration-free and very precise. If you remotely control your telescope via your PC, you definitely need motorization.

Click here to read more…


pocessex2.jpg

Image Processing in Photoshop: Bringing Your Time and Effort to Life

You’ve just spent hours, or even days or weeks collecting data for your latest object. You stack up all of your light frames with your calibration frames (darks, flats and BIAS) in DeepSkyStacker and let it do it’s thing.

Click here to read more….


dst.JPG

Dark Sky Travels Magazine

‘Sister’publication, Dark Sky Travels is dedicated to Nightscape Photography

Click here to visit website…


750w.jpg

William Optics RedCat 51

In your hands, the RedCat is small and its metal body is surprisingly weighty (glass is quite heavy too and this has 4 precision elements).

Click here to read more…


om.jpg

Omegon Mini Track LX2

Review

This new purely mechanical tracker based on a simple clockwork is conquering the sky tracker market. We gave it a closer look.

Click here to read more…


4.jpg

IMAGING THE PLANET VENUS

Venus is one of the most beautiful sights in the night sky, shining brightly as it hangs above the horizon at dawn or dusk.

Click here to read more…


sa.jpg

Solar imaging in Ha with small scale aperture telescopes

When the Coronado PST came out, it was a very intriguing device opening to most of us the access to the Ha layer of our sun for an acceptable price.

Click here to view…


49_basics_of_solar_imaging_1.jpg

The Basics of Solar Imaging

Visual observation of the Sun, whether in white-light or in narrow band like H-alpha, rewards the observer with ever changing and close-up views of a major star in action. Features like sunspots, solar flares and prominences, faculae and tiny spicules are fascinating to watch.

Click here to read more….


idk.jpg

AG Optical iDK Scope Review

Back in December I decided it was time to part with my old 10 inch LX200. It had served me well over the years, but with my increasing interest in astrophotography over the years the short comings of this scope for astro-imaging became more and more apparent.

Click here to read more….


Clip_Pentax_K1_1_500px.jpg

Clip Filter for Pentax K1 and K1 MkII

We are proud to unveil a new memebr of the Clip-Filter-Family: Clip Filters for Pentax K1 and K1 MkII cameras:

Click here to read more…


far01.jpg

Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber ED165 f/7 APO Triplet with Ohara FPL53 optics and Starlight True 3″ Focuser

Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 165mm FPL-53 Apochromatic Refractor.

Click here to read more..


20170806_132821.jpg

Pate's PiKon telescope

I pretty much accidentally ran across an interesting YouTube video describing a telescope built around a Raspberry Pi (with it's camera) using mainly 3D-printed parts.

Click here to read more…


wo_zs103_1.jpg

William Optics ZenithStar 103 APO 2018

I can remember my first telescope for every wrong reason. A bitter experience having bought blind in the second hand auction market.

Click here to read more…


balauru.jpg

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY ON THE GO

I travel and I camp quite a lot. And I love astrophotography. How can you mix these two? Some time ago, I was using a traditional German equatorial mount, a guidescope and a laptop for astrophotography.

Click here to read more…


astrotechsetup06.jpg

First shot of the season in the constellation Orion! I set up the AstroTech RC scope (6"/152mm aperture f/9) with my narrowband imaging train, Atik 414EX, ZWO filter wheel with Clear, Ha, OIII, SII & IR685, William Optics 0.8x field flattener/reducer that brings the AT6RC to f/7.2 at 1080mm focal length.

Click here to read more…


1+(1).jpg

5 year Anniversary gift to you

Over 200 readers images available for free

Click here to download….


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography.jpg

Impression of the Takahashi Mewlon 210 for Astro-imaging

I begin this short impression write-up with some major caveats. This setup is not a typical imaging rig, and I do not encourage first-timers to do this and the targets are usually very tiny around 2 to 3 arc min size.

Click here to read more….


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography (1).jpg

Back After a Long, Cloudy Hiatus

It has been a month since the last time I was out at my astronomy club’s observatory due to recent cloudy weather. But my first night back out was a good one --no moon, pretty good transparency, and the clouds stayed on the horizon.

Click here to read more…


download.jpg

A Pentax lens based imaging rig

1+ year ago I started to work on a Pentax lens based imaging system. I saw some wide angle shots that were made with 30 - 60mm lenses that looked amazing.

Click here to read more…


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography.png

My First Trip with Remote Imaging

I got into astrophotography at the same time I got into observational astronomy: July 2015, when I was given my first telescope while I was in graduate school.

Click here to read more…


Eclipse_Christophe_Colomb.jpg

SHOOTING THE JANUARY 2019 TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

Total Lunar Eclipses happen at about the same frequency as Total Solar Eclipses.

Click here to read more…


s4.jpg

Colour Imaging

Most astronomical CCD cameras create color images by combining black and white images taken through red, green, and blue filters.

Click here to read more…


sky-watcher_evostar_72ed_apo_1.jpg

SkyWatcher Evostar 72ED Review

I just bought my first real telescope – the SkyWatcher Evostar 72ED! I have been looking for a beginner astrophotography telescope for a few months (upgrade from a telephoto lens), and the time to choose finally came.

Click here to read more…


aq.jpg

Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount: Unboxing, Setup, & First Impressions

Since the spring of 2014, my main imaging rig has been based around my Celestron AVX. This is a fantastic go-to equatorial mount of the EQ5 variety, handling visual payloads of up to 30 lbs.

Click here to read more…


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography (2).jpg

Grand Mesa Observatory

Grand Mesa Observatory was born from the idea that in today's age of technology and connectivity, dark skies should be easily accessible for all.

Click here to read more…


sw2.jpg

What my pictures are showing

My main interest lies in capturing images of the nebula's that are out there that are almost exclusively invisible to the naked eye (With the exception of a couple of galaxies in very dark sites, such as M31 and M33).

Click here to read more…


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography (3).jpg

More short exposures or fewer long exposures –

Which is better?

When I first started out with deep sky imaging, I too wanted to know the answer to this question. Would more short exposures or fewer long exposures be the best way to go for deep sky imaging?

Click here to read more…


aw1.jpg

amyang 800mm Lens Review:

A Night & Day Companion

The Samyang 800mm MC IF f/8 is a manual focus, fixed aperture mirror lens made in Korea. It is a well-built metal construction styled in black and white.

Click here to read more…


w1.jpg

Small Refractor Mods

There were several high-quality 60mm apochromatic refractors that entered the market last year. They were pitched as portable wide-field scopes, and also marketed here in the US for the solar eclipse last summer.

Click here to read more…


astrophotography.jpg

NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS

What are noctilucent clouds? Why is it so important to study them?

Click here to read more…


SCHMIDT CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE

SERVICING & HYPERTUNING

astrophotography (2).jpg

Imaging with a C8

When I’m speaking about the history of Schmidt Cassegrains at star parties, club meetings, or cons, I often get puzzled looks and questions from new amateurs about one of the things I say: “One of the big reasons for the 8-inch SCTs becoming the most popular commercial telescope in the 70s was astrophotography.”

Click here to read more…


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography (4).jpg

Budget Lenses

This image of the Orion Nebula was taken, not with a telescope, but with a camera lens older than myself attached to an entry-level modded DSLR camera.

Click here to read more…


383-Angle2_clean-300x300.jpg

The Differences between CCD and CMOS Sensors

A few weeks ago we announced that we’re working on a new cooled CMOS camera for astrophotography. While we continue working towards a release date, we thought it a good time to start taking a look at some of the differences between CCD and CMOS sensors.

Click here to read more…


33.jpg

Dobsonian Astrophotography

You don't need to have expensive high end setup to start doing Astrophotography.

Click here to read more…


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography (5).jpg

A 5sec Exposure – East Cape Lighthouse

Often when you talk about astrophotography, first things that come to mind are Long Exposure and High ISO.

Click here to read more…


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography (6).jpg

GETTING MORE OUT OF YOUR EQ MOUNT

In less than 3 years I have built the almost, unenviable reputation for mount tuning. As one of only a handful of mount tuning businesses world wide we can safely say we're pretty experienced at what we do.

Click here to read more…


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography (7).jpg

Deep Sky Imaging in Seven Easy (Sorta) Step

Naturally you’ve got to assemble the telescope and mount. But where should you assemble them?

Click here to read more…


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography (8).jpg

Full Frame vs Crop Sensor: Is Full Frame Worth The Extra Cost?

Full frame, crop sensor DX, APS-C, FX, full frame equivalent These are terms that get thrown around a lot when it comes to digital cameras and lenses.

Click here to read more…


astrophotography,+astrophotography+magazine+www.amateurastrophotography (9).jpg

HEQ5 Pro mount - UPGRADE

2010 I bought a used skywatcher HEQ5Pro. It was practically new and used very little.

Click here to read more…


Sky Watcher