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A Quick (Bias-ed) and Dirty Look at Calibration

There are a lot of sites with videos, articles, and blogs that explain calibration frames in detail and provide instructions about “what goes where.” If you want to know the...

My first viewing party

Last night, we hosted a viewing party for our local Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) support group. I wasn’t sure what to expect because I’m biased with my personal passion...

Planetary processing with PixInsight (no RegiStax!)

Lucky imaging is a process used to image planets and the lunar surface. You capture video or frames at a high rate, then use software like Planetary Imaging PreProcessor to...

Chasing the Milky Way

I love photographing the stars. I get just as much joy using my “ordinary” mirrorless Sony Alpha 6300 camera as I do using a high-powered telescope. The problem is that...

Video: What program is best for astrophotography stacking?

I’ve wanted to compare stacking programs for awhile now. A relaxing Father’s Day finally gave me the opportunity. Yes, you heard that right: for fun, I stacked the same target...

Video: Photographing the Moon

I named this website after the fact that most images in astrophotography are the result of a workflow to process multiple source “frames” into the final result. As a beginner,...