Saturday, September 23, 2023

Deepscapes: Leave the Wide-Angle Lens at Home

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....

Who Owns The Moon? Everyone and No One.

We live in a time when virtually every country and private industries have some designs on the Moon. The era of space tourism seems like it is just around...
Astro-Modifying Cameras Clarence Spencer / Spencer's Cameras

Astro-Modded Cameras – IR Filter Removal and H-Alpha with Clarence Spencer|2019 Nightscaper Conference

Our buddies at Photog Adventures recorded this presentation by Clarence Spencer at the 2019 Nightscaper Conference. In it, Clarence discusses everything you ever wanted to know about Astro-Modded Cameras,...
Alan Dyer

Monday Motivation: Alan Dyer / Amazing Sky

Alan Dyer is a name that's probably familiar to people that have been interested in astrophotography for more than ten years. Alan is the author of numerous astronomy articles,...
Moon Window of Opportunity | Milky Way Wednesday every week @7pm MT Milky Way Wednesday.

Monday Motivation – Moon Window of Opportunity

Basic Milky Way photography is pretty simple. Sure, some things that go into the process such as location, weather, and moon research. Overall though, once you have done it...
Atmospheric refraction distorts the Sun's disk when it is low to the horizon. The unevenness of the distortion is due to variations in the atmosphere. Photo Credit : Brocken Inaglory (, „Green flash 121007“,

Sunrise, Sunset – When Exactly Is It?

As a Milky Way or landscape photographer, you quickly realize that the Sun (or Moon or Milky Way) rise time is highly dependent on where you are. You'll be...
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

Close Approach of Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon – Jan 29th to Feb....

From January 29th to February 2nd, the Moon will move across the morning sky past Jupiter and then Venus on it's way to New Moon. The Moon will be...
Total Lunar Eclipse, 20 January 2019

Post Your Total Lunar Eclipse Photos!

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...
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

How to Photograph the Total Lunar Eclipse

Photos of an eclipsed Moon are very distinctive, and they can be very rewarding to capture. The next opportunity to capture one is May 26, 2021. But shooting an...