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Tips for Photographing a Total Solar Eclipse

A total eclipse of the Sun is a spectacular sight. With a little preparation and advance planning, you can capture your own souvenir portrait of this awe-inspiring sight.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Eclipse Photography: Framing the Eclipse

Here are several ideas photographers can use when shooting their next total solar eclipse.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Eclipse Photographer’s Checklist

For those preparing to photograph a total solar eclipse, Fred Espenak shares his eclipse photography checklist.

Long focal length telescopes

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Long Focal Length Telescopes for Astrophotography

Long focal length scopes are usually discouraged for beginner deep sky astrophotography, but solar system imagers need that extra focal length reach.

Sky tracker and deep sky image

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Getting Started in Deep-Sky Astrophotography

Shopping for gear to get started in astrophotography? Here's some sage advice before you max out all your credit cards.

Aurora over a lodge

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

Follow these tips to help capture auroral displays.

Image of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Getting Started in Planetary Imaging

It's planet season! Here are some tips to help you start imaging the giant planets while they're in easy view.

Camera and Milky Way

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Astrophotography: How Long Can You Go?

While many astrophotographers follow the "rule of 500" (or 300), some experimentation can help find the right exposure time for your setup.

Hot vs. Cold

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Beating the Heat in Astrophotography

Keeping your camera cool is an essential element to obtaining good clean images in astrophotography.

handkerchief flats

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Demystifying Flat-Frame Calibration

Many astrophotographers skip flat fields because they seem complicated. But the flats can greatly improve your images — here's how to do them.

Pattern noise in an image

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Dark Frames and Bias Frames Demystified

The road to clean, easy-to-process data begins with proper image calibration, and the first step is to take dark and bias calibration frames.

Top of the World

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Astrophotography On The Go: When Failure Is Not An Option

Anytime you travel beyond your own backyard to do astrophotography, the whole endeavor can be lost because of one missing link in the chain. Here's what to remember.

image brightness change example

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

How Focal Ratio Affects Your Astro Images

Understand focal ratio to improve your astrophotography.

Luminance image of M81 and M82

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Tips for Imaging Galaxies from Your Backyard

You don't need a dark-sky location to shoot galaxies — you can capture them from your backyard with these tips.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

In Astrophotography, Bigger Is Not Always Better!

Don't be intimidated by astrophotography equipment — modest equipment can do great things.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

A Free Tool for Lucky Imaging

Check out this free astrophotography software package that'll make processing your lucky images — especially of the Sun and Moon — a snap.

Closeup of a modern high speed camera

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Two Ways to Use Video for Astrophotography

Use high-speed cameras to capture spectacular live views of galaxies and high-res images of the Moon and planets.

Raw vs. Polished Image

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Astro-Imaging: The Truth about Raw Data

What "comes off the camera" is remarkably different in astrophotography than most photographers expect coming from a digital camera experience.

Cassiopeia in Ha

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Do Science With Your Astrophotography

Astrophotography can be its own reward, but there are ways to dig deeper. Here are some ways to do quantitative science with your images.

Supernova in a galaxy

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

The Scientific Value of "Pretty Pictures"

Even processed images still contain data that's of scientific value.

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