Saturday, July 31, 2021

Finding Comet NEOWISE

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One semi-cloudy day around the 4th of July, I got an alert from SkyWalk 2 on my phone. Something..something.. comet visible. I didn't think much of it since...

Anatomy of an Image – Mackinac Bridge and Comet NEOWISE

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Deepscape astrophotography is quite polarizing. You are attempting to record a scene in which your eye cannot, or barely can, see. As a result, the vast majority of these...
Pentax 85mm lead photo

Pentax D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 Review – For Astro!

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The Holy Grail for Pentaxians? Shipping early July in 2020, to say the Pentax HD D FA* 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW was a highly anticipated lens among Pentax users...

Deepscapes: Leave the Wide-Angle Lens at Home

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Landscape astrophotography, or a nightscape, is simply the inclusion of the night sky with the landscape. Since the inception of digital photography, this photographic approach has increased in popularity....
Ralf Rohner Astro landscape, photographed with a ZWO ASI1600MM Pro 16 MP CMOS Monochrome Astronomy Camera.

Going Deep – Pushing the Limits of Nightscape Photography

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You have probably seen them on social media: Composite images combining landscapes with totally unrelated deep sky images. These pieces of fiction seem to be very popular on Instagram,...