Astrophotography Tutorial: Creating Seamless Mosaics in Photoshop by Martin Cohen

Introduction

This article gives a general outline of the techniques I use in Photoshop CS3 (CS2 and CS4 will work as well) to put together seamless mosaics of the moon and other celestial objects. Since I work with a PC myself, shortcuts for Photoshop will be given for a PC. For those who use a Mac the commands are very similar, but in general the Apple key replaces the Ctrl key.

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CGEM Pier and Observatory at DaltonSkyGazer

Hello everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve made a post but wanted to give you a heads-up on what’s happening over at DaltonSkyGazer. Jeff Turner is in the process of establishing a permanent setup for his CGEM Edge 800HD and Meade 80mm 5000 Series APO. This setup includes a rock-solid pier and personal dome observatory. If a permanently mounted telescope has been on your mind lately, I highly recommend following Jeff’s blog for a play-by-play of the construction and installation process. Jeff is doing a great job of documenting his experience with lots of details and photos. 

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Interview with Jay GaBany- Blackbird Observatory

If you spend enough time researching astrophotography, chances are you will encounter the work of Jay GaBany of Blackbird Observatory in New Mexico. Jay is an accomplished astrophotographer with many of his works appearing on popular space-related websites such as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). His images have been featured in numerous magazine articles and books

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