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.
Once you hold the golden keys of right ascension and declination, finding your way around the sky is almost as easy as finding your way around town.
Researchers discuss new signs of chemistry favorable to life at Mars, Europa, and Enceladus — plus how to probe for its presence with interplanetary missions.
Join Babak Tafreshi's live webinar as he shares his personal techniques for photographing meteor showers. If you're someone who constantly witnesses bright meteors streak across the opposite side of the sky from where your camera is facing, or if they appeared just before or after your exposure, you're not…
Star clusters are a terrific way to practice your astrophotography fundamentals!
From serendipitous camping trips to forging international consensus on big-budget observatories, the 2018 Kavli Prize laureate discusses her personal and professional journey into the field of astrochemistry.
Astrophotographer Richard S. Wright, Jr. shares an easy way to test your DSLR camera to find its best low-light ISO performance.
Astronomy doesn't deserve its reputation as a tough, expensive hobby. You just need to begin with the right advice.
The just-launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) could soon provide the breakthrough identification of dozens of potentially habitable exoplanets right in our cosmic backyard
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.
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!