Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss

Experiencing the Total Solar Eclipse

Take it from a seasoned professional — the best way to experience a total eclipse, especially your first, is by eye. Put the camera down!

Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss

Linear vs. Stretched Images

When shooting with digital cameras, images will appear very dark and low-contrast, because raw data is linear. To make details visible, we must stretch the data.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

How to Remove Light Pollution from Your Astro Images

Find out how to remove light pollution from your astrophotos so you can have dark skies instead of red-brown ones.

Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss

How to White Balance Your Astrophotos

You'll capture the night sky as it truly looks when you learn how to establish a proper white balance in your DSLR astrophotos.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Removing Purple Star Halos

Purple halos around stars can be a problem when shooting with inexpensive camera lenses and telescopes. Here's how to fix them.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Why and How to Dither Your Astro Images

In astrophotography, to dither means to shift the pointing of the telescope slightly in random directions between exposures. Here's how it works, and why you should use it.

Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss

Shooting Doubles

Photographing double stars is easy and can be done with most any telescope. Chances are you may already have the tools to do it today.

Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss

Planning a Night of Imaging

Thinking about going out for night of astrophotography? Remember the five P’s – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.

Start taming the cable monster

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Astrophotography: Cable Management

The art of astrophotography can quickly turn into the art of cable management. Learn how to tame the cable monster and get back to photographing the night sky.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Astrophotography: The Benefits of Dark Skies

Can you shoot deep-sky objects from your backyard? That depends - how much time do you have?

Veil Nebula - stacked images

Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss

Astrophotography: Of Signals and Noise

You can't get rid of noise in your astrophotographs, but you can reduce its impact with more signal.

Perseid meteor

Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss

How to Photograph a Meteor Shower: Capturing the Perseids

Learn how to photograph a meteor shower with these step-by-step instructions, as well as advice for the advanced imager.

iPhone Moon

Astrophotography with Jerry Lodriguss

Picture Perfect: Getting Started in Astrophotography

Few amateurs have looked through a telescope and not imagined what it would be like to take a photo of the target in the eyepiece.

Astrophotography: Tips & Techniques

Planetary Imaging with Your DSLR Camera

Chances are you already own a great planetary camera, but didn’t know it.