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5 08, 2018

11 Best Astrophotography Books [2018]

2018-08-15T12:28:15+00:00August 5th, 2018|

Ask pretty much any successful astrophotographer what the best way to learn is, and they will pretty much all say “just get out there and try”. Whilst there is no substitute to taking action and learning from your mistakes, this should be balanced with learning from others that know more than you and can help make [...]

5 08, 2018

10 best camera tripods [2018 review]

2018-08-06T17:33:24+00:00August 5th, 2018|

An important accessory for photography is a good camera tripod. And for astrophotography, it is absolutely essential to have a sturdy model that you can rely on for complete stillness as you take those long-exposure shots of the night sky. Below we review the top ten camera tripods to buy in 2018. Top 10 camera tripods [...]

2 08, 2018

Best lens for astrophotography [Top 5 for 2018]

2018-08-17T09:24:02+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

What is the best lens for astrophotography? In this article, we analyze and recommend five of the most popular lenses for night sky photography in 2018. To help truly find the best equipment with proven success, as part of our astrophotography masters series, we have asked some of the best photographers in the world what astrophotography lenses they [...]

22 07, 2018

Abdul Dremali: How I took this shot [astrophotography masters series]

2018-07-22T20:49:29+00:00July 22nd, 2018|

In this article, we are extremely lucky to ask photographer Abdul Dremali a few questions about how he goes about his art. In particular, we ask him to examine how he took this amazing image from Monument Valley, which is on the Arizona-Utah state border in the US. This stunning picture includes Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, the Milky [...]

29 06, 2018

5 best astrophotography apps (for brilliant night sky photography)

2018-06-29T16:03:44+00:00June 29th, 2018|

Having the best astrophotography apps on your smartphone or tablet can be a fantastic - and inexpensive - shortcut towards nailing a great shot of the night sky. The difference between taking a great night sky photograph or not can often be external factors, such as finding the right location, with optimal conditions, and timing it [...]

20 06, 2018

How many planets are there? [2018]

2018-06-29T08:17:57+00:00June 20th, 2018|

The TV show The Cosmos, outlined the "Cosmic address" of where the Earth resides in the universe - this is: The Solar System The Milky Way The Local Group The Virgo supercluster The observable universe But how big are each of these and how many planets are there? Below we outline the size of each of [...]

18 06, 2018

7 best astronomy binoculars [2018 buying guide]

2018-06-19T16:22:22+00:00June 18th, 2018|

Astronomy binoculars make for a great alternative to telescopes. They are generally smaller, more portable, easier to use and cheaper. Many recommend starting out with binoculars before investing in a telescope if you are a beginner getting into stargazing. This can be great advice and a good pair of astronomy binoculars will increase the number [...]