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Lucky Imaging

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

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

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

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

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

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.

Explore the Night with Bob King

Right Ascension & Declination: Celestial Coordinates for Beginners

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.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

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.

Astronomy Questions & Answers

The Kavli Foundation Q&A: The Extraterrestrial Next Door

Researchers discuss new signs of chemistry favorable to life at Mars, Europa, and Enceladus — plus how to probe for its presence with interplanetary missions.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Live Webinar: Photographing Meteor Showers

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…

Illustration of planet transit

Pro-Am Collaboration

Amateur Planet Hunters Have a New Online Resource

A database run by the American Association of Variable Star Observers will organize and archive data on transiting exoplanets collected by amateur astronomers.

Clusters

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Star Clusters: The Low Hanging Fruit of Astrophotography

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

Astronomy Questions & Answers

The Kavli Foundation Q&A: Astrochemistry and the Origin of Life

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.

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

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.

Choosing Your Astronomy Equipment

Astronomy for Beginners: How to Get Started in Backyard Astronomy

Astronomy doesn't deserve its reputation as a tough, expensive hobby. You just need to begin with the right advice.

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.

Astronomy Questions & Answers

The Kavli Foundation Q&A: How Will the TESS Mission Accelerate the Hunt for Livable Alien Worlds?

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

Noise to clean

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

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!

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