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We’ve all lived thousands of days already here on Earth. For most of us, a day on Earth involves waking up, performing whatever tasks we [...]

On Earth, we are blessed to have a planet with very active layers directly under our feet. These layers play an essential role in our [...]

The Moon, spinning quietly through space, looks completely different from the world we live in. With the Earth so full of life and color, people [...]

Is the Moon hot, or is it not? Scientists have wondered that question for ages. What looks like a completely dead world to us is [...]

Our Solar System is such an incredible place. Although many objects are still waiting to be found, planets have been known to humans for thousands [...]

Here on Earth, we often take the air that we breathe for granted. It is so abundant that we don’t even have to think about [...]

And so you are shopping for a telescope for astrophotography and you are considering getting a refractor. That’s a good choice: they are popular, basically [...]

In a universe of lights, the moon shines bright. Two hundred thousand miles away, the moon’s gravitational attraction determines the high and low tides of [...]

Our Moon has always been a mystery. There are many theories on how it formed, but we still don’t know for sure. We finally got [...]

We all know that you need to find the right combination of a tripod, a mount, and a telescope to get a stable platform for [...]

The Celestron PowerTank Lithium Pro, while at its core being a versatile high-capacity power bank, is more suited to the needs of astrophotographers and astronomy [...]

If there are two types of tripods that are the most popular and usually found in the hands of many photographers, those are the aluminum [...]

What are the best camera settings for astrophotography? Such a simple question has not a simple answer. The quality of the sky, the specific gear [...]

Astrophotography is the realm of heavy post-processing: in order to create a pleasant and detailed image, you can’t avoid using powerful techniques such as image [...]

If you ask a bunch of people what color is the Moon, you’ll probably get different answers.  Ask your kids and they will say the [...]

The spotting scope, like any other high magnification gear, works best when it’s mounted on a sturdy tripod. It will then give you the most [...]

No matter if you’re a beginner astrophotographer or an experienced stargazer, obtaining a high magnification device to observe the night sky will surely be one [...]

The Moon has always played a central role in human civilizations, from being used to keeping track of time to inspire myths and music. And [...]

Humidity can cause all sorts of problems with your camera gear. If you want to store all your astrophotography equipment in a safe and organized [...]

I have a soft spot for the Moon; since I was a young kid, my father would let me see it through his old 30x [...]

And so it begins: you got some nice shots of the Moon, and now you are hungry for more and better images. After understanding how [...]

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer PRO is one of the most common star trackers used among beginner and amateur astrophotographers.  I personally own two of these [...]

“What is the sharpest lens I could buy? How to avoid blurred images? My images are turning out soft: what am I doing wrong?” If [...]

Stargazing with your binoculars is a great way to observe the sky. Even better is when you attach them to a tripod so you can [...]

We all know how magnificent the night sky is and how great the experience of viewing it through a pair of binoculars can be while [...]

While it’s possible to take photos of the night sky and the celestial objects of your choice in one night, it’s not uncommon to find [...]

Getting to a remote location to set up all of your astro gear for a night of star watching means having to walk in pitch-black [...]

New astrophotography group member: “Hi, I’d like to get some photos of stars. Could you suggest some settings for my smartph…” The astrophotography group: Until [...]

It’s a well-known fact that tripods are a necessary piece of photography gear for many people, especially those dabbling in astrophotography. Keeping them in perfect [...]

Are you planning a trip to a remote location for a night photoshoot? Or even just camping to get away for a while? Then you [...]

We all know that stability is essential in the world of photography when it comes to getting sharp photos and smooth videos, especially in darker [...]

If there’s one sensitive type of photography gear that requires constant care and protection to remain in a functional and well-preserved shape, it has to [...]

Astrophotography from the city: yay or nay? Let me get this straight: there is nothing, n-o-t-h-i-n-g, as a truly dark sky for astrophotography. On the [...]

Twinkle twinkle little starHow I wonder what you areUp above the world so highLike a diamond in the skyTwinkle, twinkle little starHow I wonder what… [...]

Any kind of photographer working in harsher and colder conditions is already aware of the necessity and usefulness of having a pair of gloves with [...]

Every astrophotographer planning to take some stunning photos of the Orion constellation, The Crab Nebula, or the California Nebula during winter time has to find [...]

So, you like astrophotography. You spend money and time to photograph the many wonders of the universe to try to get the best images you [...]

When you are shopping for your first refractor telescope, don’t forget to check whether you need a field flattener or not and how much it [...]

No matter the occasion or the time of year, finding the right gift for the person you care for can sometimes seem like a hard [...]

There is no denying the fact that there are many options on the market to choose from if you’re a photographer looking for a travel [...]

This is the second and last part of my detailed hands-on review of the Sky-Watcher Evoguide 50ED. In part one, I presented this scope and [...]

If you need something more portable than the traditional backpack to carry your lenses with you on all of your travels, but you’re not willing [...]

Guiding scopes are small telescopes that are typically used to improve the tracking performances of equatorial mounts when doing astrophotography with long focal telescopes. Usually, [...]

If you plan on a long night of astronomy observation, then prepare to constantly bend and twist your body to look into your telescope eyepiece. [...]

If you are new to astrophotography, you probably have many questions you want to ask and many doubts you would like to clarify. I spend [...]

Every fan of astronomy or science fiction out there likes to have a part of the universe in their own home. No matter if it’s [...]

Every photographer needs a way to carry their camera gear with them in a way that is comfortable and secure. This has caused the popularity [...]

There’s no denying that camera backpacks are the favorite type of transportation items among most outdoors photographers and astrophotographers. There are several practical reasons why [...]

There are many solutions on the market dedicated to helping you keep your camera gear close to you while you’re traveling and exploring the world [...]

The Nanuk 935 is an excellent option for photographers looking for a camera hard case. Its innovative design and high-quality materials ensure your camera and [...]

Composition is a key element in photography and can make or break an image. Rules have been derived to help us create pleasing and well-balanced [...]

Photography is a form of art, and as such, one would think there are no rules. But we all know there are things like composition [...]

While Pelican leads the way in the hard case market, some photographers want a more affordable alternative. Thankfully, there are other companies that make quality [...]

If you’re an outdoors person, you’ll know the importance of packing light while still bringing the right gear with you on a trip. This is [...]

Zoom or Prime? This is one of those never-ending discussions in photography. Purists love prime lenses, considering the zoom as the tool of choice for [...]

No matter the kind of outdoor activity you are interested in and how long or demanding it is, you should always find a comfortable place [...]

While being outdoors is often a very relaxing and mind mending experience, it does come with its own set of challenges. One of those is [...]

While the first thing on any astrophotographer’s mind when choosing the right gear for their travels is their camera and any accessories that go along [...]

The Pelican 1510 is one of the more popular options for photographers. It offers many features one should look out for when buying a hard [...]

There’s no denying that traveling and photography were always tied in with each other. The entire experience of taking photos benefited a lot from the [...]

“Come on honey, let’s go! No Dad, I don’t want to pose there again! We want to go to the beach, not to visit this [...]

If you’re the person that likes to hang around in dark places, spend time in nature, and take photos of anything from the scenery to [...]

“Whatever you do, do it in RAW!” This motto is true in photography, and even more so in astrophotography. But why is it so? Is [...]

Nanuk and Pelican are synonymous with making professional standard hard cases. They are two of the most recognizable brands in the industry and are popular [...]

Photography equipment is expensive. Because of that, you must keep it safe at all times, especially when moving from one location to the next. If [...]

Choosing the right telescope, particularly for your first instrument, is a difficult task and you may be tempted to turn to forums and facebook groups [...]

When we get a new piece of photography equipment, whether it be a new camera body or lens, we don’t have to worry about fingerprints, [...]

A quality intervalometer and remote timer is an important tool in any astrophotographers’ camera bag. Not only does it give you more precise control over [...]

Astrophotography is a fairly technical and challenging kind of photography. Many things have to go right in order to produce decent and high-quality images, and [...]

In an optical system, light often passes through one or more lenses and when it does so, several types of optical aberrations can occur. In [...]

Superzoom pocketable cameras, long telephoto lenses, binoculars, and telescopes are there to let you see up close distant and/or small targets. If you have a [...]

Raise of hands: who knows the struggle of getting true colors in your photography? Dull colors and color casts are one of the most common [...]

In this article, I’ll teach you how to quickly frame whatever target you have on your wishlist with the Star Adventurer Pro, regardless if you [...]

Lights?! Darks?! Bias?! Flats?! Dark Flats?! What does all this mean?! If you have ever asked someone about how to improve your astrophotography quality, those [...]

If you are into deep sky astrophotography, you know the struggle of having to juggle with your free time, the absence of a large, bright [...]

One thing we often forgot: there is more than just photographing the beautiful night sky in astrophotography. There is more than expensive and hyper-specialized gear. [...]

We all love to spend time under the stars and peer into wonders the night sky offers us. But astrophotography is a tricky area, and [...]

Particularly with deep-sky astrophotography, to be successful you need to have a good grasp on concepts like Polar Alignment and tracking. When I started with [...]

Astrophotography usually requires us to multi-task during the night. From setting up your scope, polar aligning, making camera adjustments, and more. Now imaging trying to [...]

“Help! It seems I cannot get the stars in focus. How Can I focus on the stars?” This cry for help is far too common [...]

Which Camera is best suited for time-lapse photography? Whether you’re a beginner photographer or an experienced professional, chances are you’ve asked this question at least [...]

If you are new to photography, you may be confused by the number of different sensor sizes you can choose from.  Why are there so [...]

Lens fogging is one of the many curses in astrophotography. You don’t really think about lens fogging until you have wasted a good night because [...]

So you are having fun under the stars taking tons of images of the night sky, and now you need to process them? Whether you [...]

Photography is a field that is (in)famous for the number of technical concepts and words used to describe how things work. This can be intimidating [...]

Post-processing astrophotography images is mandatory: you cannot avoid it. It can be a fairly long and technical process, but it is necessary to squeeze out [...]

Astrophotography is closer to science than art, and there is no such thing as “getting it right in camera.” This means you cannot simply point [...]

Image stacking is the only way to reduce (random) noise in an image while boosting the details. This is because the technique aims to improve [...]

Being more science than art, in astrophotography, even if you get your camera settings “just right,” you still aren’t exempt from post-processing and editing your [...]

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, [...]

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