Welcome to Astronomy Notebook
…an astro beginner tutorial guide in amateur astronomy and astrophotography showing process of how to choose telescope eyepieces and choose telescope mounts as well as astro imaging tips and tricks.
Andromeda Galaxy, M31, Nov 2020
Skywatcher Mak Newt 190, 1000, ZWO 224, 1.5 hr. total exposure
Some Recent Blog Posts:
Moon Imaging With A DSLR And BackYard EOS On A Tracking Mount
Recently I used my DSLR without a telephoto lens or telescope to see the detail that was possible on the Moon with Backyard EOS and a tracker. I was surprised.
Posted May 8, 2021 Continue Reading
My Ongoing Image Processing Notes
This is a compilation of ongoing notes that I am creating and continually tweaking on the topic of image processing… as I continually follow the arduous path in learning this difficult but wonderful skill. Associated and included are key sites that I have found particularly useful.
Posted Mar 11, 2021 Continue Reading
The SkyWatcher Star Adventurer
An ongoing compilation of my notes and the most relevant sites that were very helpful to me and perhaps will also be to you….as an owner of of the SkyWatcher Star Adventurer.
Posted Mar 12, 2021 Continue Reading
Our Place In The Universe
Since the beginning, we have looked to the heavens instinctively, seeking answers to explain our world and origins. One truth cannot be denied, we are made from the same stuff as the stars above and surely the laws which govern the heavens must also apply to us…
Posted Nov 04, 2017 Continue Reading
How To Do Astrophotography | Astrophotography Method Overview
Essentially imaging can be divided into two broad categories called short and long exposure astrophotography. Short exposure astrophotography does not require tracking of the object and can be done with a camera on a tripod or with a camera and telescope. In its simplest form a smartphone can be held up to the eyepiece on a telescope and an image instantly obtained. Short exposure astrophotography is limited to about 30 to 60 seconds before star trails occur in the image.
Posted Nov 05, 2017 Continue Reading
If Life Is Like Water Then It Is Abundant In The Universe
Beyond Earth, the closest world to us, The Moon, has water and it is thought, a lot of it. The water on the surface is enclosed in volcanic glass beads formed billions of years ago when magma erupted from the Moon’s interior. Was some of it brought by comets or asteroid bombardment …possibly but this is only one source. The water in this encapsulated form can be found throughout the lunar surface. The quantity of water on the lunar surface in this captured volcanic form is estimated to be about 1 quart per cubic meter.
Posted Nov 13, 2017 Continue Reading
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My beginnings in astrophotography …
The above grid of 9 images, starting from top left to right: Ring Nebula (M57), Vega, The Moon ( taken with Orion UltraBlock Filter), Jupiter, Moon (taken with IR 850 Pass Filter), Moon (using a Web Cam), Moon (70 mm Lunt Telescope), Moon, Arturus Spectrum (taken using a fly screen)