Introduction to Astrophotography

Introduction to Astrophotography The Universe and our own solar system have always been awe-inspiring subjects for those of us living on this little, blue planet. Capturing images of what's "out there" is an undertaking that we've tried to perfect since the invention of the camera and we – as a race – have developed...

Astrophotography Gear: The Camera

Astrophotography Gear: The Camera Before we launch into discussions about astrophotography techniques, some time needs to be spent on the equipment you'll want to consider having on hand. After all, if you don't have the gear that you need to practice what you're learning, what's the point?! That being the case, I'd like to...

Astrophotography Gear: The Essentials

Astrophotography Gear: The Essentials Naturally, the first piece of basic gear that you're going to need for astrophotography is a camera. We discuss that topic in depth in another article. Aside from that, there are some essential pieces of equipment, some that are only necessary for specific types of shots, and some that just make...

Astrophotography Gear: Optional Equipment

Astrophotography Gear: Optional Equipment Naturally, a camera, lens, mount, and tripod are among the essentials for astrophotography. But there are a few optional items you might want to add to your kit as well. Let's take a look at just a few items that you might want. Keep in mind that the kind of gear you'll need is somewhat...