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Milky Way Photography for Beginners - Part One
​​Welcome to Part One of a three part series Milky Way Photography for Beginners. Have you ever wondered how a Milky Way photo is created? Do you want to have the skills to create these images? Then look no further! It's really not as hard...
Martian Sunset - Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist. See The Best Vacation Spots in Our Solar System
there's a film that shows all my dreams and more come true! Made in 2014 by Swedish film maker Erik Wernquist, the film Wanderers shows what it could be like to travel around our solar system. Wernquist, a digital artist and animator, took actual images from NASA spacecraft and combined them with live action and computer generated graphics. The film shows tourists exploring and experiencing the beautiful vistas across our solar system.
Appulse of Venus and the Moon. A simulated view of the Moon as it passes Venus. They will be and amazingly close 0° 05’ apart. This view is how the Moon and Venus should look with a 500 mm lens on a full Frame camera from Sydney, Australia at 4:37 AM on February 1st, 2019. Graphic courtesy: Stellarium Developers
Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon in the morning hours of January 31, 2019, as seen from Chicago, Illinois. This graphic simulates the view with a 200 mm lens on a full frame camera.Graphic courtesy: Stellarium Developers From January 29th to February 2nd, the...
What is a Bahtinov Mask? A Bahtinov mask is a device used to help focus telescopes but can also be used to achieve focus on any camera with a telephoto lens. It consists of grids positioned in a way so that they create...
Total Lunar Eclipse, 20 January 2019
I've been seeing so many amazing Total Lunar Eclipse photographs around the webs, that I thought I'd open up our site to posting them here! I know our galleries are normally for Milky Way photos, but let's see what you took. Please limit your...
Matt Quinn shows how to set up and polar align a star tracker.
How to use a Star Tracker: Setup and Polar Alignment In the following video by Dark Skies with Matt Quinn, he walks us through how to set up and polar align a star tracker. The tracking mount he uses in this video is a...
How to Photograph the Total Lunar Eclipse - A Total Lunar Eclipse of the Moon. Photographed on 9 October 2014 with a 1260mm lens. Photo Credit: ©2018 Kirk D. Keyes
Photos of an eclipsed Moon are very distinctive, and they can be very rewarding to capture. But shooting an eclipse, even a lunar eclipse, can be a little intimidating. Follow along with this tutorial and learn to stop worrying and to love photographing the lunar eclipse.
Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7
Starry Landscape Stacker is a popular, Mac only, program that allows you to stack landscape images that include a starry night sky to reduce noise and enhance detail. It has been my personal choice of stacking software for some time now. Let’s check out what is new...
How to Earn Your Achievements & Rank Up!
This video is both an introduction to MilkyWayPhotographers.com for our YouTube audience as well as a chance for me to show you guys how to actually get credit for your achievements! https://youtu.be/yObLh5WwZpk First off, here is a list...
Chasing Lady Aurora - Lady Aurora dancing over Lake Superior in Michigan. 1/4/19
The Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights have captured the imaginations of us mere mortals since the beginning of time. There is something mythical and magical about seeing this phenomenon dance in the sky that stirs the soul. As beautiful as they are, these...
Deep Sky Photography - What Could Go Wrong? - shelbydiamondstar
The Attempt to Escape Chicagoland Perma-glow. Ah, Door County, Wisconsin! I’ve heard rumblings about this little peninsula jutting off of the state of Wisconsin. In fact, it is this peninsula that prompts some residents of Wisconsin to call their state the...
Future Proof Your Milky Way Photos - Dean Vinson
A beginner guide to getting the most out of your astrophotography My biggest regret in my astrophotography journey is not taking more photos. I’m constantly looking through my old images thinking, “I wish I would have done this or that.” Partly because I didn’t...
Earthrise
As I write this, it's Christmas Eve, 2018 - the 50th anniversary of the famous "Earthrise" photograph taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders. It was the first photograph of the Earth from the Moon taken by a person. I was nearly six years old when this...
Gateway to Astronaut Photography
It's probably not hard to guess that readers of this site love space. Especially photography of space. I know I do. Well I just ran across an awesome site - Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. It's one of the many cool websites that NASA runs.
Dark Skies w Matt Quinn - a7III vs 5d MkIV
Most people interested in astrophotography want to know exactly how your current camera compares with a newer camera. Matt Quinn of https://mattquinnphotography.com/ and his YouTube channel "Dark Skies with Matt Quinn" was curious about exactly how the Sony a7 III compared with his...
Drew and Brendon go over LED Lights & Breakthrough Photography Magnetic Filters on today's Gear Time. https://youtu.be/w37QSr9880c LED Lighting Cubes First the guys talk about Lume Cube LED lights and using them with your nightscape...
Stacking Frames with Sequater
Now that we’ve learned about the constellation Orion and found it in our skies, we can photograph it. We’ll use some basic stacking techniques. Wait until Orion is overhead while the moon is not up, about midnight in December. We’ll need a camera, a wide lens that’s...
Orion is one of the easier to recognizable and noticeable constellations. It is perhaps the most splendid of all constellations, befitting for a venerated character from ancient times. Named for a hunter in Greek mythology, it is a name that’s so recognized it’s use pervades popular culture...
Do you know when the Milky Way Returns for your area? Will you know what it looks like when it does? How about every month of the year in your area? Get to know the Milky Way tonight on Milky Way Wednesday!
The sad day is almost here! The Last Milky Way Day of the year where the Galactic Core is still visible is coming up in November and it's coming up fast! Join me and let's prepare for this last chance for Milky Way Photography in 2018!

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