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  • Digital SLR Astrophotography

    Digital SLR Astrophotography

    This tutorial covers the methods I use for astrophotography with my Canon XSi digital SLR and Celestron CGEM. It is similar to the tutorial I wrote in December of 2007 for digital SLR astrophotography with my Canon 300D. With the exception of the Orion ED80 refractor, I am using all new equipment. I am also using different software for processing the RAW images into a detailed composite photo. Note that Read More
  • Astrophotography on a Budget by Martin Cohen

    Astrophotography on a Budget by Martin Cohen

    Many years ago, before digital photography revolutionized the medium, taking a beautiful shot of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), or even a detailed image of the moon, showing its many craters, rilles and mountains would only be possible if you had a large wallet and access to highly specialized equipment and techniques. For the average amateur astronomer it was entirely out of reach. With high-end telescopes now being mass produced, new Read More
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Roll-Off Observatory Plans

SkyShed plans provide you with all the information needed to construct an easy to build, attractive and fully functional roll-off observatory. 95% of materials are available from your local building materials retailer.
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Celestron EdgeHD Preview Video

You may have heard about a new and exciting product coming on the market from Celestron. It’s called the EdgeHD aplanatic Schmidt telescope.  According to Celestron, this scope is “designed to produce aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view”. In fact, the EdgeHD performance is being compared to that of an astrograph when it comes to “coma-free” optics . Astro-imagers cannot wait to see the first reviews come in for this new scope. 

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Bob Lindsay’s Roll-Off Observatory

Bob Lindsay, former chemistry teacher in northeast Kansas, spends quality time in the coolest hangout a guy could ask for- a backyard observatory! Many astronomers and astrophotographers are adding an observatory to their wish-list of necessities. A backyard observatory eliminates much of the setup and take-down time of equipment resulting in maximum time for observing and imaging the sky.

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Interview with Ed Henry- Hay Creek Observatory

AstroPhotography Tonight held this exclusive interview with astro-imaging expert Ed Henry of Hay Creek Observatory. Ed has been involved in astrophotography for a number of years and specializes in deep space imaging with SBIG cameras. He has an outstanding portfolio of high resolution images taken from his personal observatory in Wisconsin.

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