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15 09, 2018

iPhone astrophotography [3 smartphone methods]

2018-09-28T13:30:16+00:00September 15th, 2018|

Is good iPhone astrophotography possible? This sounds like a dream, right? Just taking your smartphone with you outside to shoot the night sky without having to lug bulky cameras, telescopes, and other equipment. It would be so much easier, require less planning, and not to mention be cheaper and open up astrophotography to a much wider [...]

8 09, 2018

6 awesome space posters to buy in 2018

2018-11-19T11:51:52+00:00September 8th, 2018|

Make your home look stellar with these six awesome space posters available for you to buy. Astronomy posters and space art like this make fantastic additions to bedrooms, studies, and living rooms for space-lovers. They make great gifts for Christmas and birthdays. Check out the five selected space-themed posters below, and see also links to look for [...]

2 09, 2018

How I took my favorite astrophotography image – Daniel Stein

2018-09-02T16:01:59+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

In this article, we ask New Jersey photographer Daniel Stein a few questions about how he goes about taking his stunning astro images. In particular, we focus on this amazing picture below of the Milky Way reflecting in a glimmering pool of water atop Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks, New York. Catch My Breath (Credit: Daniel [...]

2 09, 2018

23 great gift ideas for space-lovers (kids & adults)

2018-10-13T16:56:45+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

If you know someone that is a budding stargazer or a keen astronomer, we've brought together some great gift ideas to suit all ages and any budget. From dog collars to wall art to telescopes. To inspire your gift shopping and help you spend more time stargazing and less time in overcrowded shops, we have gathered a [...]

24 08, 2018

Deep Sky West: How two friends build a remote astrophotography observatory (and how you can too)

2018-08-24T06:36:23+00:00August 24th, 2018|

Deep Sky West is a remote astrophotography observatory in New Mexico, USA. It offers the opportunity for any astrophotographer around the world to use the site to access clear skies without the need to travel there, and to use advanced astronomy and photography equipment without the need to own it themselves. We talk to Lloyd L. [...]

5 08, 2018

11 Best Astrophotography Books [2018]

2018-11-16T14:59:27+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

Best camera tripod [Top 5 in 2018]

2018-11-19T09:11:26+00:00August 5th, 2018|

We are currently in the Black Friday 2018 sales period - see here for the current deals on tripods on Amazon. 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 [...]

2 08, 2018

Best lens for astrophotography [Top 5 for 2018]

2018-10-09T08:51:19+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 [...]