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Imaging the Moon

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Astrophotography: Picking Your Pixels

The drive for smaller pixels comes from wanting more resolution. But in astrophotography, bigger pixels capture more light.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Backyard Projects for At-home Astrophotographers

Can’t get to your favorite dark sky site? Do not despair, a great many targets and techniques are still available to the backyard imager.

Labeled Big Dipper

Learning About the Sky

The Big Dipper: Hop to Spring's Sky Sights

The Big Dipper is one of the most familiar sights in the Northern Hemisphere’s night skies. You can use its stars to locate other fun targets.

Comet ISON

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Astrophotography: Catching Comets

Photographing comets presents unique challenges to your astrophotography routine. A few straightforward techniques can help.

Margaret Burbidge

Famous Astronomers

Celebrating Astronomer Margaret Burbidge, 1919–2020

The astronomer who taught us we are all made of stardust has passed away after celebrating her 100th birthday on August 12, 2019.

S&T's solar eclipse globe

Astronomy Products

An Eclipse Globe for the 21st Century

Sky & Telescope, in partnership with Great American Eclipse, presents the first-ever solar eclipse globe — showing the paths of 75 total and hybrid solar eclipses through the year 2100.

Astro DSLR

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Astro DSLR Cameras Come of Age

We are now on our third generation of commercial DSLR’s dedicated to astrophotography, and it just keeps getting better.

Bump In the Night

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Astro Photobombs: These Things Can Ruin Your Image

Unexpected vibrations, airplanes, and satellites can ruin your exposures without you knowing it — here's what to look for.

Stargazing Basics

A Quick Tour of Orion, the Hunter

The evening sky this week presents a near perfect opportunity to explore winte'rs marquee constellation, Orion, with binoculars or a small telescope.

Achieving Balance

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Finding Your (Color) Balance in Astrophotography

Proper color balance is the foundation of a good-quality color image.

bennu activity

Astronomy Questions & Answers

What are Asteroids, Comets & Meteors?

Asteroids, comets, meteors — what’s the difference? Is a comet just an asteroid with a tail? And what makes a meteor different from the other two?

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

A Few Words on Short Exposures for Astrophotography

As optics and camera technologies continue to improve, just how short of an exposure can we get away with?

Pulsar squiggle

Famous Astronomers

Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Pulsar Pioneer

In 1967, astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943–) discovered the first pulsars — cosmic lighthouses that now enable astrophysicists to probe extreme physics and test general relativity.

Altair skyscape

Learning About the Sky

Meet Altair, the Eagle’s Eye

Altair, centerpiece of Aqulia, the Eagle, is the twelfth-brightest star in the night sky and one of the closest stars to Earth.

White Light

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

How to Safely Photograph the Sun (and the Transit of Mercury)

Photographing the Sun can be perfectly safe, as long as you take the proper precautions. You can use these techniques to photograph the November 11th transit of Mercury.

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Astrophotography: Color Cameras vs. Monochrome With Filters

Which is better for astrophotography, a color camera or a monochrome camera? Both of course!

Night Sky Sights

Meet Barnard’s Star, Our Red Dwarf Neighbor

This faint red dwarf star is famous not because it's bright but because it's fast-moving — you can actually see it moving across the sky if you track it over several years.

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Shooting Star Trails

Star trail images are a great and fun introduction to nightscape photography, and they're actually pretty easy to do.

Stargazing Basics

Nine Ways To Get Your Child Into Astronomy Before Summer Ends

There's still time before school (and early bedtimes) start up again — take advantage of balmy evenings to spark an interest in astronomy.

DSLR Modification

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

How to Modify Your DSLR for Astrophotography

Modifying my DSLR camera was the smartest thing I could have done for my astrophotography. Here's why.

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