Tag: Astrophotography

INDIGO Platform Offers Standards and Frameworks for Multiplatform and Distributed Astronomy Software Development
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INDIGO Platform Offers Standards and Frameworks for Multiplatform and Distributed Astronomy Software Development

INDIGO is a system of standards and frameworks for multiplatform and distributed astronomy software development designed to scale with a specific user’s needs. INDIGO is a product of the INDIGO initiative, group of amateur/professional astronomers, software developers and hardware vendors The initiative is supported by a number of astronomy related […]

Astronomischer Arbeitskreis Salzkammergut Astronomy Club Releases CCD-Guide 2019 for Planning Astro Imaging Projects
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Astronomischer Arbeitskreis Salzkammergut Astronomy Club Releases CCD-Guide 2019 for Planning Astro Imaging Projects

Every year since 1997, the Astronomischer Arbeitskreis Salzkammergut astronomy club in Austria has published the CCD-Guide in DVD format, which assists astrophotographers in planning their imaging projects. Besides a huge number of reference images, the CCD-Guide contains software to find images, to view images and to obtain all necessary data. […]

nPAE Precision Astro Engineering is Hosting an Astrophotography Contest Focusing on Northern Hemisphere Objects
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nPAE Precision Astro Engineering is Hosting an Astrophotography Contest Focusing on Northern Hemisphere Objects

nPAE Precision Astro Engineering is hosting an astrophotography contest focusing on Northern Hemisphere Objects. The competition is free to enter, is open to all astrophotographers and group entries are also welcome. The closing date for submissions is March 31, 2019 with the winner announced May 1st. Photos can be of […]

Figure 1 – Spectrum of a Sun like star
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The SkyTools 4 Imaging Model

By Greg Crinklaw Major professional observatories, such as ESO, use mathematical models of their telescope and instruments to plan their observations. It is useful to know the image scale, what exposure times to use, whether a star will bloom or if the signal will become nonlinear, and how many exposures […]

IP4AP Announces Three-Day Workshop for PixInsight Image Processing Software for Astrophotography
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IP4AP Announces Three-Day Workshop for PixInsight Image Processing Software for Astrophotography

Warren Keller and Ron Brecher with IP4AP are teaming up again to present a three-day PixInsight workshop in Mesa, Arizona, September 21-23, 2018 and in Lake Forest, California September 28-30, 2018. If you’re new to image processing, PixInsight is a very powerful and much less expensive alternative to Photoshop. It is […]

Astronomik CLS XT Clip Filter for EOS.
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Astronomik New XT Clip Filters for Canon DSLR Cameras Offer Extreme Widefield Performance for Astrophotography

Astronomik’s new XT Clip Filters are specifically designed to deliver widefield images with crisp and sharp stars right to the edge of the field. Astronomik’s popular original Clip Filters are well known tools among astrophotographers worldwide, but unfortunately, their effectiveness does not fully extend to the very short focal lengths […]

Takahashi’s Epsilon-130D Astrograph is a Portable Yet High Performance Telescope for Astrophotography
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Takahashi’s Epsilon-130D Astrograph is a Portable Yet High Performance Telescope for Astrophotography

Takahashi first introduced their Epsilon Series flat-field hyperbolic astrographs in the mid 1980’s with the Epsilon-130 offering the smallest aperture and most portable of the series. The Epsilon optical system features a hyperbolic primary and a digital corrector to produce a flat field image that excels for astrophotography. Takahashi’s E-130D […]