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#1 kel123

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 12:07 PM

Sequel to discussions on a previous thread, here is one to posts links of YouTube channels or videos which you consider very useful for amateur astronomers and astrophotographers.

I hope this is the right forum. If it is not, I trust that it will definitely be moved.

I start off by posting links to Chuck Astrophotography.

https://m.youtube.co...mlREEvoskaq9b3A

In my opinion, he has been a great resource.

Edited by kel123, 27 June 2021 - 05:04 PM.

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#2 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 12:49 PM

Since you do mention astrophotography, and specifically cite a Youtuber dedicated to imaging, there's already this thread over in the Beginning Deep Sky Imaging forum. Some are general astronomy, but most relate to imaging. Give it a look - it includes both objective suggestions from members as well as suggestions of a more self-promotional nature. Hopefully, it's not the "previous" thread for which you are starting a sequel.


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#3 CarolinaBanker

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 01:14 PM

Ed Ting has a good one focused on scope reviews and general astronomy Q&A.


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Posted 27 June 2021 - 01:24 PM

Moving to Astro Art, Books, Websites & Other Media.

 

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#5 MikeHC8

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 01:39 PM

I feel if you want to look at other peoples equipment this maybe helpful.  I like a little of both and found that learning about the astronomy about what I am looking at helps me more, I like pretty pictures but I want the knowledge about what I am looking at and how to be a better amateur astronomer, I found these that maybe good and give a different perspective on our great hobby.   https://www.youtube....h?v=bVbX19kabNc and Neil deGrasse Tyson's he is very good speaker with knowledge https://www.youtube....ry=neil degrass   There is many more great people that make this hobby great and can explain what is out there in a way we can understand.  Please understand there are many great people in astronomy not just these 2 I have listed, but I found this to be interesting in last few weeks.


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Posted 27 June 2021 - 04:20 PM

Trevor Jones is the king!! 

 

https://www.youtube....y=astrobackyard


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Posted 28 June 2021 - 06:43 AM

Ed Ting, Trevor Jones (Astrobackyard,) Nico Carver (Nebula Photos,) David Butler, Dylan O’Donnell (Australia)

Those are the most common for me.


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Posted 29 June 2021 - 09:41 PM

Ed Ting, Trevor Jones (Astrobackyard,) Nico Carver (Nebula Photos,) David Butler, Dylan O’Donnell (Australia)

Those are the most common for me.

Aside from Ed Ting, the rest are basically all AP which for someone who doesn't do AP like me is useless. I guess it's cool to see but watching those channels won't answer any basic telescope questions or reviews of scopes.


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#9 kel123

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 09:50 PM

Aside from Ed Ting, the rest are basically all AP which for someone who doesn't do AP like me is useless. I guess it's cool to see but watching those channels won't answer any basic telescope questions or reviews of scopes.


That's where you come in. You can do your own research and upload links which can be helpful to others like yourself.

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Posted 30 June 2021 - 06:06 AM

Aside from Ed Ting, the rest are basically all AP which for someone who doesn't do AP like me is useless. I guess it's cool to see but watching those channels won't answer any basic telescope questions or reviews of scopes.

David Butler’s channel is mostly astronomy and cosmology.  Very well presented.



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Posted 03 July 2021 - 08:58 PM

Martin’s Astrophotography Channel is great if you want to know the in's and outs of HEQ 5 Pro mount from soup to nuts including strip down and Hypertune.



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Posted 04 July 2021 - 01:20 AM

I see everyone mentioning some of the bigger astrophotography channels. I will say my YouTube channel might be of interest to anyone into visual and/or sketching, link in my sig. I also would recommend Rob Tilsley on YouTube for some good editing tips with free software such as Siril, Darktable, and even Snapseed on a mobile device https://youtube.com/c/RobTilsley


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Posted 16 July 2021 - 08:17 PM

I like Astronomy and Nature TV.  It seems to have a bit of everything.


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Posted 18 July 2021 - 08:57 AM

Search YouTube for ilectureonline astronomy 101.


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#15 BFaucett

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 08:33 PM

Search YouTube for ilectureonline astronomy 101.

 

https://www.youtube..../ilectureonline

 

http://www.ilectureonline.com/

 

Cheers! Bob F. 


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Posted 20 July 2021 - 08:18 AM

Hi all,

 

any link for someone more focused in observing rather than astrophotography?

 

Cheers!



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:29 PM

Hi all,

 

any link for someone more focused in observing rather than astrophotography?

 

Cheers!

I also recommend David Fuller's Eyes on the Sky.

 

https://www.youtube....sontheskyDOTcom


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 08:05 AM

Dr. Becky (astrophysicist at Oxford):

 

https://www.youtube....9UUowy8oXkipC-Q

 

A bit on the light side, but entertaining.


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 08:48 AM

Here are some of the astronomy & science related YT channels I'm following:

 

Ask a Spaceman! - Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist https://www.youtube....QyBHEwqkhoci7vw

Launch Pad Astronomy - https://www.youtube....KfqimqHkgbWMNYA

Event Horizon - https://www.youtube....ooktNgCvvheuQDw

PBS Space Time - https://www.youtube....iThXybpVgjHZ_7g

Deep Astronomy - https://www.youtube....Wo8IlY1-WKfPp6g

Astrobiscuit - https://www.youtube....rXu3n340ah5xwqA


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 12:54 PM

In addition to Ron-Fr's suggestions above, I recommend the following podcasts:

 

Astronomy Cast: http://www.astronomycast.com/

Awesome Astronomy:  https://awesomeastronomy.com/


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Posted 08 August 2021 - 09:58 PM

I find Astrobackyard light on practical content, and more a showcase for Trevor's newest equipment upgrade these days. His earnest helped bring me into astronomy, but I guess as a budget-minded visual observer, I find his videos only tangential to my interests. Consumer-grade Saganism at best.

 

Astrobiscuit is more my speed, with his gonzo approach to ATM and AP. The self-imposed spending caps and ambitious shootouts make it a real rubber-meets-road type of viewing experience. Rory is charismatic and inventive as a host, and his shtick with Bunny always manages to get a laugh out of me.


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Posted 09 August 2021 - 08:43 PM

For absolute newcomers to observing with a telescope, I think the Small Optics channel is very good.

 

https://m.youtube.co...AG0X1g/featured



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Posted 10 August 2021 - 05:31 PM

Our FAAC club puts on "Astronomy for Everyone" which is a monthly U-tube show for over 10 years and 100 shows.  Search "Astronomy for Everyone, and make sure you get the correct site (since others used our name).



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Posted 10 August 2021 - 07:44 PM

On the science end of things, Phil Plait's Crash Course episodes are outstanding. What a lucid thinker, writer, and speaker! Some of the earlier episodes also have good info on starting equipment.


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Posted 11 August 2021 - 10:16 AM

On the science end of things, Phil Plait's Crash Course episodes are outstanding. What a lucid thinker, writer, and speaker! Some of the earlier episodes also have good info on starting equipment.

Crash Course is outstanding for disciplines outside of astronomy, as well.




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