CGEM Astrophotography- The Next Phase

The next phase for me with my Celestron CGEM is to begin using it for astrophotography. I have done some webcam imaging of Jupiter with marginal results (not due to the CGEM, but other factors such as seeing conditions), but much of my interest is in imaging deep space objects such as nebula, star clusters, and galaxies. To start with, I will perform DSLR astrophotography with the Orion ED80.

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Astronomy Cast- Weekly Facts-Based Journey Through the Cosmos

Having a good grasp of astronomy is a nice compliment to astrophotography. Understanding planets, stars, nebula’s, galaxies, and all of the other imaging targets along with the overall workings of the universe only enhances the experience of this excellent pastime!

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NexRemote Telescope Control for CGEM

My review of the Celestron CGEM continues. This article is dedicated to my experience with NexRemote telescope control. This is the first time that I have ever used NexRemote and some things were a bit tricky. But after figuring it out, I thoroughly enjoyed using it! So I hope to provide some helpful hints on getting you started using NexRemote.

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