Usually when I’m shooting with a DSLR (astro or otherwise), I use either my modded 450D or my stock 60D, both of which have APS-C sensors. But I’ve always wondered about the difference between an APS-C sensor and a full frame one and if it’s really as big a deal as I hear others make… Read More Trialling The Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Unlike a lot of astrophotographers, I’m blessed with living in class 4 skies that not only face north, but also have wide open views from the southeast through to the west. This means that it’s a perfect placement for imaging the core of our home galaxy. Along these lines, where we live is quite rural,… Read More Milky Way From The Garden
Astrophotography Exhibition Images of the night sky captured around Gloucestershire “He who lives in harmony with himself, lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aerelius What does “space” mean to you? Does it mean Star Wars and Star Trek movies, vast and epic tales of interstellar conflict and exploration with a few aliens thrown… Read More Above & Beyond Gloucestershire
When we first start out in astrophotography, we often buy a basic mount in order to get ourselves used to the basic principles behind producing those images we often sink a lot of time into. A german equatorial mount (GEM) is considered one of the best mounts for those longer exposures. But for some, all… Read More Astrophotography With A Basic Alt-Az Mount
“I’m comfortable with the unknown — that’s the point of science. There are places out there, billions of places out there, that we know nothing about. And the fact that we know nothing about them excites me, and I want to go out and find out about them. And that’s what science is. So I… Read More What’s Up There And When?
Traditionally us astrophotographers tend to image the Milky Way with a wide angle lens on a DSLR. We’ll either do this with a static tripod, in which case we’re usually restricted to about a 15 second exposure due to the rotation of the earth introducing “trailing” into the image, or we’ll mount the camera and… Read More Milky Way Imaging