Tag: Astrophotography

StarTools Offers a New Type of Astro Imaging Software Offered Through its Image Processing Engine for Astrophotography
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StarTools Offers a New Type of Astro Imaging Software Offered Through its Image Processing Engine for Astrophotography

StarTools is a new type of image processing engine for astrophotography that tracks your signal and its noise component as you process. After a four-year period and extensive beta testing, the software is now available in version 1.5 offering a tremendous jump in usability from previous versions. StarTools offers extensive […]

Nyx Tracker Offers an Affordable and Compact Motorized Barn Door Star Tracking Mount for Astrophotography
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Nyx Tracker Offers an Affordable and Compact Motorized Barn Door Star Tracking Mount for Astrophotography

The Nyx Tracker is a motorized barn door star-tracking astrophotography mount designed for those who want affordable and accurate widefield tracking. With a signature alignment laser, the Nyx Tracker is intuitive and quick to set up. Once pointed at the earth’s celestial pole, the motorized mount will precisely follow the […]

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 […]