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Lucky Imaging

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

An Introduction to Lucky Imaging for Astrophotography

Despite its name, luck has nothing to do with "lucky imaging." The technique is a powerful tool for crisp, clear astrophotography. Here, we take on lucky imaging of the Moon.

Shoot for the Moon

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Shoot for the Moon

After all these years, the Moon still hasn't lost its luster as an astrophotography target. Richard S. Wright Jr. provides the basics for a good Moon shot.

FITS

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Astro-Imaging: Don't Throw A FITs, Man!

The FITS file is so much more than just an image format. If you're looking to get serious about deep-sky astrophotography, here's what FITS can offer you.

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Astro-Imaging: Stretching the Truth

There's more than one way to stretch your data . . . and the truth.

Binary overlay

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Astrophotography: Bits, Bytes & Dynamic Range

Wider is better for astrophotography — understand the basics of bit depth and dynamic range for better astrophotos.

Linear

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Astrophotography: Let's Get Linear

Richard Wright explains the importance of linearity — a measure of how a detector accumulates lights — in getting the most from your space images.

Magnified

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

What Magnification Is That?

Telesope magnification is much more complex than it might seem at first glance.

Clusters

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Star Clusters: The Low Hanging Fruit of Astrophotography

Star clusters are a terrific way to practice your astrophotography fundamentals!

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Choosing the Best (Good Enough) ISO for Astrophotography

Astrophotographer Richard S. Wright, Jr. shares an easy way to test your DSLR camera to find its best low-light ISO performance.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Tips for Shooting the Milky Way

It’s summer time, and the Milky Way is beckoning. Here are a few tips to help get you started photographing our galaxy.

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Understanding ISO for Astrophotography

Does increasing the ISO on your DSLR make it more sensitive? No! Yes! Depends! Find out how ISO affects your astrophotography.

Horshead

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

The Case for Monochrome

Quality monochrome (black-and-white) images are a much easier route to early success in astrophotography — find out how to get started.

Improving signal/Noise

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Astrophotography: Stacking Up Your Signal

The secret to stacking images in astrophotography is increasing signal rather than just increasing the number of exposures.

Noise to clean

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

An Astrophotographer's Gentle Introduction to Noise

You don't need a PhD to understand noise in astronomical images — here's an introduction to the various sources of noise in astrophotography and how to combat them.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

PixInsight vs Photoshop: Which is Better for Astrophotography?

Is it possible to settle the PixInsight vs. Photoshop debate once and for all? Yes: Learn both and gain the skills you need to make better astrophotos!

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

How to Capture the Clearest Astro Images

Capturing crystal-clear astro images involves a delicate balance of having just enough pixels for the object you're imaging. But you don't need a PhD to understand the sampling theory that's involved.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Framing Your Astro Images: Understanding Field of View and Pixel Scale

Knowing your astrophotography setup's pixel scale will help you take better pictures. And to determine pixel scale, you first need to know your field of view.

Seeing vs. Transparency

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Seeing vs. Transparency: What's the Difference?

Good weather for imaging is about more than just the clouds! Even if it's cloud-free, you'll need to understand if the seeing and transparency are good.

Pixinsight Vs. Photoshop?

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Astrophotography: Imaging Foundations

Astrophotographer Richard S. Wright, Jr. embarks on his imaging blog. Join him each month to learn how to get the most out of your imaging equipment.

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