Best Astrophotography Lens 2021 [Data Analysis]

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*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. In this article, we’ve crunched the data on hundreds of images shortlisted in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition to find the best lenses for astrophotography. You can use these … Read more

Best Star Tracker for Cameras in 2021 (iOptron vs Sky-Watcher vs Move Shoot Move)

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*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. Star trackers are a fantastic way to quickly and easily improve your astrophotography. Adding one to your camera/lens/tripod setup can enable you to take much improved milky way landscapes … Read more

Best Astrophotography Apps (for brilliant night sky photography)

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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 astronomy photograph or not can often be external factors, such as finding the right location, waiting for optimal conditions, and timing it right. … Read more

Best Telescope for Astrophotography [2021]

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*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. In this article, we present the best telescopes for astrophotography using a combination of data research and manufacturer recommendations. In particular, we have analyzed two years of data from … Read more

Best Places To Share Astrophotography Images (and build an online astro portfolio)

Best Places To Share Astrophotography Images

*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. If you’re into taking astrophotography images then you should definitely be sharing them online. Even if you are a beginner and not confident in what you are doing, you … Read more

Best Telescope Mounts for Astrophotography [2021]

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*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. In this article, we assess and recommend the best mount for astrophotography in 2021. The mount is one of the most important pieces of equipment for astronomy photography. It allows your … Read more

Amazon Prime Day 2020 [best camera & telescope deals – UPDATED]

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*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. Amazon Prime Day 2020 has now passed so check out the best deals from the holiday season sales: Black Friday 2020 Cyber Monday 2020 Please also see our astronomy … Read more

Press release: Canon EOS 6D found to be camera most successfully used in astrophotography competition

Press release: Canon EOS 6D found to be camera most successfully used in astrophotography competition

8-year old DSLR is most commonly used camera in 252 images shortlisted for Astronomy Photographer of the Year in the past two years, according to analysis by Skies & Scopes. The Canon EOS 6D is the most commonly used camera in 252 images which have made the shortlist for the RMG Astronomy Photographer of the Year … Read more

RMG Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020: Data Analysis

The Royal Museums Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest is one of the most prestigious astrophotography awards. Photographers from all around the world submit their images for consideration and the finalists and winners are announced once a year. This September 2020, all the shortlisted photos were released along with helpful information about how the … Read more

What is an astro modified DSLR camera? (and how to get one)

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*This website makes money through affiliate commissions. This means we may be compensated if you click links on this page at no extra cost to you. Ever heard people talk about using an “astro modified” DSLR camera to improve their astrophotography? See here for example, from a post on reddit: You might have heard other … Read more

What equipment was used by the winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019?

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Royal Museums Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest is one of the most prestigious astrophotography competitions in the world. It has been running for 8 years, starting in 2012. Since the question that we get asked the most is “what equipment do I need for astrophotography?”, we thought it would be interesting to pull out … Read more

How I took my favorite astrophotography image – Daniel Stein

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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.   1. How did you … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

Leonardo Orazi: Learn from the Italian astrophotographer

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Continuing our series of interviews with some of the world’s best astrophotographers, we talk to Italy’s Leonardo Orazi and ask how he goes about photographing the stars and deep space objects. Read below as he outlines how planning and composing his stunning images. How do you plan your shots? For planning my shots I use a … Read more

My Favorite Shot [By Astrophotographer Connor Matherne]

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In this article, we are very lucky to have astrophotographer, astronomy and geologist Connor Matherne take us through how he took one of his favorite photos – the below shot of the Milky Way taken near Wixson Mountain, Colorado. He also profiles some of his other amazing work, including some mind-blowing animations. Enjoy! 1. How did … Read more

How to shoot the Milky Way [by photographer Ivan Slade]

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Ivan Slade is an Australian-based photographer who took this stunning image of the Milky Way. This picture is taken at site of the Australia Telescope Compact Array in Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia. Below he takes us through his process for how he planned and took the shot, what equipment he uses, and his advice on … Read more

Instagram Astronomy (22 great astrophotographers you should follow)

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Instagram is a great place to find both simple and mind-blowing images and there are some great astrophotographers sharing their work on there. This post brings together a list of some of the best amateur and professional photographers sharing the best astronomy images that you can follow on Instagram. 1. Sean Parker Sean Parker is … Read more