Your guide to Astrophotography Lots of stuff you need to know
On this site I attempt to collect together a lot of useful stuff I have discovered in the last three years since I started learning astrophotography and imaging the night sky. There a lots of resources out there on the web, but they are scattered around. I hope this site will save you time in hunting them down whether you are a beginner or an advanced imager. This is early days and I am still building, so if you have any suggestions please leave a comment below.
Tripod or Tracker
The simplest and cheapest way to get into astrophotography is with equipment you already have or can supplement for aRead more.
Lightweight Travel mount
A lightweight travel mount will have enough payload to carry a telephoto lens or small telescope connected to a DSLR.Read more.
Equatorial Mount with GOTO
A full size equatorial mount is the basic tool of the serious astronomerRead more.
The simplest and oldest type of telescope can give the purest and crispest images, at a price. A refractor consistsRead more.
This telescope gives biggest “Bang for the Buck” its simple design allows low cost light weight telescopes to built forRead more.
Basically a folded Newtonian telescope using extra mirrors and correction plates.Read more.
The most versatile and best value astrophotography camera you will ever ownRead more.
One Shot Cooled Color Camera
Or OSC to give it its short name. The cooling and dedicated astro chip gives superb imagesRead more.
Cooled Mono Camera with Filter Wheel
For the ultimate images and with the ultimate price tag.Read more.
Astrophotography 10 Commandaments
Here are the ten things I wish someone had told me when I started Astrophotography. If you follow these principlesRead more.
Recommended Astrophotography Books
I have read all these books and they have all added to my knowledge and enjoyment of Astrophotography. I haveRead more.
Top Astrophotography Targets
Go after these night sky objects first to build your skillRead more.
I am building the Observatory for My HEQ5 with a short fast refractor for imaging and my LX90 SCT mainlyRead more.
My Astronomy Equipment
In order of purchase and with some sort of rationale, here is the kit I have bought. LX90 8″ SCTRead more.