Astrophotography [Blog Posts]

Polar Alignment Camera Install [Polar Scope]

It’s time to buy a polar alignment camera. The QHY PoleMaster or Orion Starshoot are each a nice $299 opportunity. iPolar, by iOptron is a cool $249. Well that’s it. That’s the end of this post. Not really. You’re reading because you

Image Stacking in Astrophotography [Reduce Noise]

Image Stacking M31 Comparison

Image stacking is how you reduce noise from your precious photo. Yes, noise…those seemingly random specks that dot the landscape of your photo. What is it? How it get there? And most importantly how to I get rid of or control it?

Long Exposure Astrophotography [Get A Drive Motor]

Long exposure astrophotography without a GoTo Mount has been a fun challenge for me. Over the past few months, I’ve posted a few of my results on Reddit to some cheers and many questions. One area I took for granted is that

Wide Field Astrophotography and First Light with My Orion ST-80 [Andromeda Galaxy]

Because it’s small and great for wide field astrophotography picked up an Orion ST-80 telescope. The ST stands for Short Tube. In case you’re wondering, first light, simply means the first use of a telescope to take an image. I purchased it

My Polar Alignment Methods [Telescope Setup]

Finding True North

When I search the internet for deep space photos like this, I am marveled by what many amateurs are able to accomplish. Individuals like Trevor of Astrobackyard have technical tools to help them setup their telescopes. They achieve pin point stars and