An Introduction to Astrophotography

Any introduction to astrophotography currently, describes this hobby as rewarding and spectacular. And they are not wrong. Further inspection of this introduction gives a high level view of taking a photo without much detail. Until now. This free course will guide you from start to finish on how to capture your first image. Not only do I spill the tea, but also give you access to the many techniques I’ve learned over 25 years in manufacturing. Yes you will hit the ground running, and if the astrophotography bug bites you, you’ll have access to so much more through my paid courses.

Introduction to Astrophotography: Prerequisites

Before we get started, take the time to make sure you are prepared with the appropriate prerequisites.

  • Mobile Phone
    • Yes, this is the most economical and quickest tool to get on your way. The next course dives into the DSLR camera
  • Tripod
    • Amazon has many great choices if you don’t already have one.
  • Camera App
    • Camera FV-5 (Android)
      • I use a Google Pixel, and while astrophotography mode is good, the exposure time is very fast (will explain more in the lession)
    • ? (IOS)
  • Stellarium

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