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To the Moon! Processing lunar images

To date, I’ve taken perhaps thousands of images of the moon. Some are dramatic like the cloudy moon, some are detailed like this crescent moon and others are close-up.

2021 in Retrospective and Favorite Photos

In late November of 2020, I was deleting spam mail when an advertisement caught my eye. It was for a telescope, but not just any telescope. This “observation station,” named...

Camera Astrophotography with Tracking: Star Adventurer Mini (SAM)

A tracker is a device that rotates slowly at the same speed the Earth spins around its axis. This allows you to aim your camera at a fixed location in...

My Camera Processing Workflow with PixInsight

An editing workflow recorded live with tips from changing the shape of stars without Deconvolution using dual frequency processing.

Astrophotography without a telescope

Lately, I’ve been learning how to take deep space pictures without a telescope. It turns out that ordinary DSLR or mirrorless cameras can, given a steady tripod, favorable f/stop and...

Processing NGC2174: The Monkey Head Nebula

I recently ran a poll asking what my next video should be, and the response was near-unanimous: a full walkthrough. So, here it is. I processed NGC2174 from two sessions...