Tag: Astrophotography

2019 Sony Alpha Awards Includes Astro Photography Competition for Australian and New Zealand
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2019 Sony Alpha Awards Includes Astro Photography Competition for Australian and New Zealand

The 2019 Sony Alpha Awards are in their fourth year, inviting all levels of Australian and New Zealand photographers to enter and showcase their talents and imagery over the last year. The Sony Alpha Awards offers nine categories to enter including Astrophotography, Portrait, Landscape, Nature, Sport and Youth, Seascape, Wedding […]

A Deep Dive into Alt-Az Telescope Mounts for Long Exposure Astrophotography
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A Deep Dive into Alt-Az Telescope Mounts for Long Exposure Astrophotography

Niels Haagh hosts the website Astronomical Telescopes and Mounts Explained for Amateurs. He recently posted the second article in a series covering astrophotography using Alt-Az telescope mounts. The article, titled Alt-Az Mounts for Long Exposure Astrophotography – Camera Rotators, offers insight into the most advanced type of Alt-Az astrophotography using […]

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 […]