Author: Andrea Minoia

Andrea Minoia


Andrea Minoia works as a researcher in a Belgian university by day and is a keen amateur astrophotographer by night.

He is most interested in deep sky photography with low budget equipment and in helping beginners along their journey under the stars.

Latest Articles

These days people are not really used to looking up for the stars and in many places, due to man-made light pollution, the night sky [...]

How To Read A Star Chart: A Simple Guide

Photography is a “scientific” form of art, deeply rooted in optics and to infuse your artistic vision in the process of crafting an image, you [...]

PhotoPills App Review 2024 – Plan Your Astrophotography Shots!

The Sky-Watcher Az-GTi is an affordable, compact, lightweight, and fully computerized tracker for amateur observers and astrophotographers. And it was a game-changer in the panorama [...]

Sky-Watcher Az-GTI Maintenance: Common Issues & Fixes

A precise polar alignment (PA) is of utmost importance in deep-sky astrophotography. A requirement that gets more and more stringent with the increase of the [...]

Polar Scope Align Pro Review

SkySafari is a planetarium app with several advanced features, like the ability to control your telescope. While it is not the most affordable app for [...]

SkySafari Astronomy App Review

With your smartphone, you can have the Cosmos in your pocket and its exploration is only one tap away. We decided to review the most [...]

Stellarium App Review

Have you ever wondered what makes a camera… a camera?  To answer this question, let’s dig into the anatomy of a camera, starting from experiencing [...]

Cameras’ Anatomy: What Are The Parts Of A Camera?

Long exposure is as old as photography itself and it serves both technical and artistic purposes. Image stacking, on the other hand, is a technique [...]

Long Exposure Vs Image Stacking For Astrophotography

Maksutov and Newtonian telescopes are popular among night sky enthusiasts. Both types are suitable for beginners and they both have their pros and cons. Here [...]

Maksutov Vs Newtonian Telescopes – What’s The Difference?

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