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

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

Messier 51 On The RRRT [Whirlpool Galaxy]

M51 Whirlpool Galaxy_RRRT

Remember my last article? You know the one about my experience at the Fan Mountain Observatory in April 2019. The outcome was to target Messier 51 or the Whirlpool Galaxy with the RRRT (Rapid Response Robotic Telescope). Well the results are in