Learn about astrophotography from some of the best photographers in the world. Read step-by-step guides to how to take amazing pictures of the stars and night sky, as well as techniques for capturing galaxies, nebulae and deep sky objects (DSO).

17 03, 2019

5 best astrophotography apps (for brilliant night sky photography)

2019-03-18T15:24:52+00:00March 17th, 2019|

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 [...]

16 03, 2019

iPhone astrophotography [3 smartphone methods]

2019-03-20T12:16:50+00:00March 16th, 2019|

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 [...]

24 02, 2019

Astrophotography: The Ultimate Beginners Guide (2019)

2019-04-03T15:27:20+00:00February 24th, 2019|

Welcome to the ultimate guide to astrophotography for beginners! In this article, we will cover all you need to know to understand astrophotography, including what different types of astrophotography there are, what equipment you need, and how to learn to take stunning pictures of the night sky, planets, and more. Chapter 1: What is astrophotography and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [2019]

2019-02-28T10:13:31+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 [...]

28 07, 2018

Josh Sweet – How I took this Astro Panaorma [Astrophotography Masters]

2018-07-28T06:38:02+00:00July 28th, 2018|

Below, New Zealand's Josh Sweet takes us through how he took this 'astro panorama' of the Milky Way, and he details his favorite astrophotography equipment, tools, and learning resources.   How did you plan the shot? This shot wasn’t really planned. I knew I wanted to try and do a panorama but I didn’t know where to [...]