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18 01, 2019

Best camera tripod [Top 5 in 2019]

2019-01-19T18:18:38+00:00January 18th, 2019|

For astrophotography, it is absolutely essential to have a sturdy camera tripod. Most importantly, you need to be able to rely on it for complete stillness as you take those long-exposure shots of the night sky, but there are also other factors to consider. Below we provide an overview of what you need to consider and [...]

18 01, 2019

Best lens for astrophotography [Top 5 for 2019]

2019-01-19T18:03:43+00:00January 18th, 2019|

What is the best lens for astrophotography? In this article, we analyze and recommend five of the most popular wide-angle lenses for night sky photography in 2019. 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 [...]

2 01, 2019

15 amazing astronomical events to see in 2019

2019-01-12T09:54:44+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

In 2019, there will be five eclipses, six meteor showers, three supermoons, Mercury passing across the Sun, and many other great observable astronomical events. Here are the top 15 astronomy events of 2019 to look out for across the planet: 1. Quadrantids meteor shower - January 3 One of the best meteor showers of the year [...]

19 11, 2018

6 best astronomy & space calendars for 2019

2018-11-19T16:49:22+00:00November 19th, 2018|

A great gift for any space-enthusiast is an astronomy calendar. Below we pick out six of the best space calendars for 2019 that are available to buy now. Best astronomy calendars 2019 1. Smithsonian Space 2019 Wall Calendar One of the best of the bunch comes from the Smithsonian Institution. It features images taken from the [...]

7 11, 2018

The death of the Nikon D810A (and the specialist astrophotography DSLR?)

2018-11-09T13:37:27+00:00November 7th, 2018|

.The Nikon D810A was the most advanced in a limited range of DSLRs optimized for astrophotography by Nikon and Canon over the past decade. But has the D810A been discontinued and are DSLRs optimized for astrophotography a thing of the past? 1. What are specialist astrophotography DSLRs? Specialist astrophotography DSLRs are optimized for deep sky astrophotography [...]

20 10, 2018

Astronomy books: 21 great reads (for adults, beginners & kids)

2018-11-14T10:26:43+00:00October 20th, 2018|

Below are 21 recommended astronomy books for anyone with a keen in interest in either learning how to spot objects in the sky, or in learning about space and the universe in general. These books are categorized as best beginners astronomy and stargazing books, best astronomy books for kids, and the best books in 2018 on [...]

7 10, 2018

Is Pluto a planet? (2018 update)

2018-10-12T16:13:36+00:00October 7th, 2018|

One of the biggest areas of confusion and debate around the planets of our solar system is whether or not Pluto is a planet. Read below for the definitive and up-to-date answer in 2018. 1. Is Pluto a planet? So let's get straight to it - no, Pluto is not a planet. It used to be [...]