No telescope? No problem. In this 50-minute tutorial I walk through a complete astrophotography processing of Rho Ophiuchi data from Telescope Live’s One-Click Observations. I talk about the basics of using Telescope Live to schedule basic remote telescope observations with their robotic telescopes and then I jump into processing the raw FITS files from Telescope Live in the free and open-source astrophotography processing program Siril before bringing the Luminance and RGB images into Adobe Photoshop for final edits.
In this 1.5 hour live stream session, I walk though two edits of a large format astrophotography panorama shot from Trona Pinnacles California. This recording was buried in the archives and forgotten about for a year before I found it again. I thought the content in here was too valuable to not share so here it is finally for those who missed the live stream.Continue reading “Live Stream: Large Format Astrophotography Panorama Editing”
This is my plan for attempting to shoot the June 10, 2021 partial solar eclipse from Chicago. In this 10 minute video, I go over my eclipse plan in PhotoPills and talk a little about equipment selection and how that affects field of view and subject size. Wish me luck!Continue reading “Video: PhotoPills Planning the (Partial) Annular Eclipse in Chicago – June 10, 2021”
I just had a great time talking about all kinds of astrophotography topics with John Chidgey on the latest episode of the Pragmatic Podcast. In this nearly 2 hour episode, we discuss star trackers, near infrared h-alpha astrophotography, light pollution filters, focusing techniques and post-processing techniques like stacking. You can listen to The Pragmatic Podcast Episode 101 on The Engineered Network or click the play button below:
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The 2020 Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 12! In preparation, we have the perfect free online masterclass for you to learn how to capture photos of the best meteor shower of the year. Ready to join the class?Continue reading “Announcing: Live Perseid Meteor Shower Photography Masterclass with PhotoPills”
Learn how to photograph the Milky Way in this quick overview of gear, planning, camera settings, and focusing for night sky photography.Continue reading “How to Photograph the Milky Way in Under 5 Minutes”
This quick guide outlines the gear you’ll need to build your own long lens panorama tripod head suitable for large format panorama creation.Continue reading “DIY: Building Your Own Large Format Panorama Head”