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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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Backyard Observatory Plans by SkyShed

Roll-off observatories have become very popular among amateur astronomers. They are relatively inexpensive to construct and provide convenient use of equipment at a moment’s notice. SkyShed plans provide you with all the information you will need to construct an easy to build, attractive and fully functional roll-off observatory.

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Venus Transit by Sean Davies

AstroPhotography Tonight is very pleased to present the work of Sean Davies from Moose Factory, Ontario. Sean captured a series of spectacular images of the rare Venus transit that occurred on June 5th, 2012. The transit was the result of the planet Venus passing between the Earth and Sun. The last time we were treated to this event was in 2004 but it won’t happen again until 2117!

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