Smartphone Astrophotography [Google Pixel 3]

Prickly Bay Grenada

Smartphone astrophotography is a fast growing part of astronomy. Smartphones are common, portable, and have great cameras. I’ve owned a Google Pixel 3 for almost a year now and get this, I’ve not used it for astrophotography. That is until now. Yes

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?