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Aries 16" Modified Newtonian

Mar 23 2005 07:28 AM | APM M.Ludes in CCD Cameras and Digital Cameras

Here I like to do a little review of my personal largest backyard telescope. A similar type of telescope is available from INTES MICRO in Russia , called MN165 ( 16" Maksutov Newtonian for US $ 22,900)

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Cloudy Nighter Anthony Wesley "Bird" Discovers Dark Impact Mark on Jupiter

Jul 21 2009 07:06 AM | Mike/Test in Astrophotography

One of our own has discovered a dark impact mark on Jupiter. JPL and NASA have confirmed that it's an impact.

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The Frugal Astrophotographer

Apr 29 2009 08:59 AM | mathteacher in Astrophotography

There's no such thing as cheap astrophotography" is a phrase often repeated.  I beg to differ.  There is a continuum of cost in astrophotography (AP), from a tripod mounted camera shooting star

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Why Astrophotography

Oct 15 2008 04:52 AM | Guest in Astrophotography

I've been into astronomy for over 30 years which is most of my life

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Live 3D Stereoscopic Electronic Viewing

Mar 10 2008 06:41 AM | Guest in CCD Cameras and Digital Cameras

3D Stereoscopic Electronic Viewing

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Video Binoviewing

Oct 11 2007 02:59 AM | Guest in CCD Cameras and Digital Cameras

Many amateur astronomers are now using video cameras to observe both solar system and deep sky objects.

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First Year of Serious Astrophotography

Apr 13 2007 04:58 AM | Chuck Anstey in Astrophotography

It was one year ago that I received my SBIG ST-10XE + CFW-8a + AO-7 after finding a good deal on a used one

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Astro-Imaging: Climbing the Learning Curve

Feb 14 2007 02:36 AM | Paul Rix in Astrophotography

The purpose of this article is to illustrate the climb up the learning curve that everyone has to face when they start out in this immensely satisfying, challenging, enjoyable and yet, often rather frustrating pursuit

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Finding the Optimal Sub-frame Exposure

Feb 13 2007 02:33 AM | Chuck Anstey in Astrophotography

Finding the Optimal Sub-frame Exposure Length for Astrophotography

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Budget CCD Imaging Part IV - Deep Sky

Jan 09 2007 05:11 AM | Jim Chung in Astrophotography

CCD Imaging for the Budget Minded Novice Part IV - Deep Sky Object Imaging">

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Sub-Exposures in DSLRs

Dec 23 2006 03:30 AM | Samir Kharusi in Astrophotography

How short can we go with sub-exposures in DSLRs?

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Lunar Astrophotography With Small Refractor

Jun 08 2006 04:38 AM | markkilner in Astrophotography

Lunar Photography with a small refractor and a DSLR

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SBIG All Sky and Meteor Camera

May 13 2006 01:58 AM | JAT Observatory in CCD Cameras and Digital Cameras

The SBIG All Sky camera is not item you will likely to find in your average astronomer's tool box

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DMK Firewire Camera for Planetary Imaging

Apr 26 2006 05:23 AM | Levi in CCD Cameras and Digital Cameras

My first ventures into astroimaging involved film and the dismal results and cost of film and developing soon shut me down

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Filters Battling Light Pollution

Mar 17 2006 12:01 PM | Samir Kharusi in Astrophotography

My home base is plagued by light pollution and after some "bench testing" for filter factors

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Manual Guiding

Feb 23 2006 02:52 AM | Guest in Astrophotography

Guiding is the act of ensuring that your telescope is tracking accurately during a long astrophotographic exposure

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CCD Imaging for the Budget Minded (Part III)

Feb 21 2006 04:40 AM | Jim Chung in Astrophotography

CCD Astro Imaging for the Budget Minded Novice - Part Three

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Autoguiding

Feb 13 2006 03:28 AM | jrcrilly in Astrophotography

In olden times astrophotographers shot using 35mm film, frequently taking exposures of an hour or more

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Rent-a-Scope Astrophotography Service

Jan 28 2006 03:52 AM | Tachyon77 in CCD Cameras and Digital Cameras

My Adventures in Deep-Sky Photography & Rent-a-Scope

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CCD Imaging for the Budget Minded Novice

Dec 10 2005 09:56 AM | Jim Chung in Astrophotography

My original concept was to present an alternative and inexpensive method of CCD imaging along with useful tips to implement it.

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Webcam Astrophotography on the Mac

Apr 16 2005 10:06 AM | Neale Monks in Astrophotography

Recently Mac users have seen a surge in the number and quality of the astrophotography tools available to them

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How to Drift Align

Apr 14 2005 03:30 AM | Guest in Astrophotography

Learn the necessary skill of drift alignment.

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April Reader's Gallery

Mar 25 2005 08:04 AM | CN_Admin in CCD Cameras and Digital Cameras

Astrophotos from our own Cloudy Nights forum members. A monthly gallery.

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Diffusion Filter Overlay with Photoshop

Mar 13 2005 11:08 AM | Suk Lee in Astrophotography

You may have seen constellation photos where the major stars are highlighted and show up as beautifully colored orbs. Some of these are created in-camera by taking a double exposure: once with no filter and then once with a diffusion filter on to create those glows around bright stars. The same effect can be done in Photoshop with one normally exposed astrophotograph.

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Getting Started with a SAC CCD Camera

Mar 13 2005 01:17 PM | Guest in CCD Cameras and Digital Cameras

The SAC imaging camera represents an easy way to break into astrophotography. The cameras are easy to use but its more advanced capabilities will provide you with years of enjoyment. This article is not meant to replace the instructions that come with the camera but instead to give you an overview of the basic setup, testing and operation of the camera. This article covers the operations of all the SAC cameras including the SACIV, SAC7, SAC7b, and for the most part, the new SAC8. The SAC8 is a highly sensitive monochrome CCD camera and it's operation differs slightly. Refer to the SAC8 instructions for the differences but mainly the shutter control as adjusted on the scre

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