As a professional photographer and confirmed astro geek I have been asked if a telescope is better than a long telephoto lens. First of all: there is no clear “better” between telescopes and telephoto lenses, it all depends on what you need it for.
Two astrophotographers set out to capture both night and day on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains; The Range of Light.
March 22, 2015 by Keith Grice
A supermoon occurs when the moon is both ‘full’ and at its closest point to Earth.
Astronomers call this phenomenon a ‘perigee moon,’ which describes the full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth each year.
Anyone who attempts astrophotography will soon learn that every step of it involves a steep learning curve- including the final stage of image processing. It’s not as simple as adjusting color or contrast then cropping the image for the final presentation. A good quality image that makes the most of your time spent with your telescope and camera is the result of an effective workflow involving software tools and processing methods. This is where astro-imaging expert Adam Block can help.