Author: Charles Wade

Charles Wade


Charles is an avid photographer who took up astrophotography due to his fascination with deep space.

He instantly fell in love with night sky images and has been continuously learning ever since.

On most clear nights you can find him in the backyard testing and tweaking, always trying to get that perfect shot.

Latest Articles

The northern lights are one of the most unpredictable night “objects” to photograph but also one of the most spectacular. As quick as it’s commenced, [...]

How To Photograph The Northern Lights – The Ultimate Guide (2023)

Think you need expensive gear to capture excellent night time images of the sky? Or perhaps you feel you need complicated motor-driven equipment to shoot [...]

How To Build A Barn Door Tracker: DIY Guide To Creating Your Homemade Star Tracker

As photographers and astronomers, we set out to find and capture unique parts of the universe, when the sun sets the night sky opens up [...]

What Is The Milky Way – A Simple Description & Galactic Facts About Our Home

The telescope as we know it today has gone through several significant milestones since it was first patented way back in 1608. It is also [...]

History Of The Telescope: Discover Who & When The First Telescopes Were Invented

Star trail photography looks incredible, there’s something about the way the stars seem to be moving in an image while everything else is just frozen [...]

How To Photograph Star Trails – We Show How Easy It Can Be To Capture Your First Star Trail Photo

If you’ve never shot the milky way, but you’ve always wanted to learn how to do milky way photography then your in luck. In this [...]

How To Photograph The Milky Way: We Break Down The Techniques & Settings To Shoot Epic Milky Way Shots

When I was a teenager, every year without fail, we would go on our family camping trip. It was our traditional yearly pilgrimage. On a [...]

Beginners Guide To Astrophotography: A Quick & Easy Tutorial Of How To Take DSLR Astro Photography

If you want to take your wide-field astrophotography to the next level, you really should be considering a good tracking mount. Traditional EQ or German [...]

iOptron Skytracker Pro Review: Is This A Must Have Camera Mount For Astrophotography?

The Celestron Powerseeker range of telescopes is specially designed for aspiring astronomers. This 127mm aperture Newtonian reflector is the top model in that range and [...]

Celestron 127eq Powerseeker Telescope Review: Is The 127 eq A Must Buy For Astronomy?

The Sony Alpha range of mirrorless cameras has recently become a very popular choice for many astrophotographers. It’s not just astronomers who are using these [...]

Best Lenses For Sony a7iii (Buyers Guide & Reviews)

In need of a memory card for your brand new camera? Or maybe upgrade to a more performant one? With such a wide range of [...]

Best High-Speed SD Memory Card For Your DSLR Camera In 2023

Astrophotography would be so much easier if the Earth didn’t keep rotating. Anybody who has ever taken that “perfect shot” just to find a blurred [...]

Best Telescope Mounts For Astrophotography: Reviews Of Equatorial, Goto, German Made & More…

Have you ever looked through another less powerful or cheaper telescope and wondered why the image is so much better than yours? Perhaps the owner [...]

Best Telescope Eyepieces For Viewing Planets

Scanning the sky with bare eyes is already a startastic experience. Add a good monocular for stargazing to the mix and a million more stars [...]

Best Monocular For Night Stargazing

Camera lenses are one of the things I am constantly being asked about by my astrophotographer colleagues. There are plenty of lenses available, but not [...]

Best Camera Lens For Astrophotography

Laser pointers are handy astronomical tools that assist both novice and seasoned stargazers in their observations. They are used to accurately pinpoint stars and constellations. [...]

Best Green Color Laser Pointer For Astronomy: Perfect For Night Sky Stargazing

A Dobsonian telescope is a popular type of telescope. It consists of a Newtonian reflector with an alt-azimuth (altitude-azimuth or alt-az) mount. The telescope is [...]

Best Dobsonian Telescopes For Astronomy: Reviewing The Top Brands For Quality, Value & Price

A good tripod is a useful tool for any photographer, but for astrophotography, a tripod is essential. Those long exposure shots, combined with higher magnification, [...]

Best Camera Tripod for Astrophotography & Astronomy Photography

Kids tend to be inquisitive creatures—it’s a big world out there when you’re a kid, and an even bigger universe. Rather than your child chasing [...]

Best Telescope For Kids In 2023

Unless you plan on using the Hubble space telescope for your stargazing, most telescopes can be quite portable. However, some telescopes are more suited to [...]

Best Portable Travel Telescopes (Small & Compact)

Using a pair of binoculars for astronomy is ideal when you first start out on your stargazing adventure. They’re smaller than telescopes, normally cheaper and [...]

Best Binoculars For Astronomy & Stargazing In 2023

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered exactly what you are looking at? We’ve all heard names such as the North [...]

Best Telescope For Beginners: Picking A Good Starting Telescope

One of the most attractive ideas for many amateur astronomers is sharing what they see with the outside world. It can be a lonely place, [...]

Best Telescope For Astrophotography (Photographing Deep-Space Images)

It’s a big universe out there! NASA currently estimates there are about 1 trillion billion, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the observable universe. That’s a lot [...]

Best Telescopes For Viewing & Stargazing

A question we get asked a lot about in astrophotography is what cameras should we use to take night sky pictures. So we’re going to [...]

Best Camera For Astrophotography (2023)

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