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How to Shoot the ISS Flying Across the Face of the Moon

HOW TO SHOOT THE ISS FLYING ACROSS THE FACE OF THE MOON

I've always been fascinated by the night sky, and one of my favorite things to look out for is the International Space Station when...

A Photo of My Girlfriend, the Lunar Eclipse, Mars, and the Milky Way

A PHOTO OF MY GIRLFRIEND, THE LUNAR ECLIPSE, MARS, AND THE MILKY WAY

I normally love to plan my photos and I would have liked to plan a cool shot with yesterday's moon eclipse. However, when I planned...

 
 
 
Why and How to Use a Star Tracker for Photos of the Night Sky

WHY AND HOW TO USE A STAR TRACKER FOR PHOTOS OF THE NIGHT SKY

Astrophotography is generally a race against time to capture as much subtle starlight we can before the stars create trails in our...

Comparing the Sony a7 III and Canon 5D Mark IV for Astrophotography

COMPARING THE SONY A7 III AND CANON 5D MARK IV FOR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

I'm an avid night sky photographer that cut my teeth capturing the stars using the original Canon 6D. I shot with that camera for years...

 
 
 
How I Got Better at Photography

HOW I GOT BETTER AT PHOTOGRAPHY

Two years ago, I splurged some money and bought a camera because I'd always wanted to try to take pictures of the stars. The left photo...

This is the Milky Way Photographed in a Crystal Ball

THIS IS THE MILKY WAY PHOTOGRAPHED IN A CRYSTAL BALL

Photographer and astronomer Juan Carlos Munoz was browsing a flea market in Santiago, Chile, a few days ago when he stumbled across...

 
 
 
MIOPS Capsule360: The World's ‘Most Compact and Versatile Motion Box'

MIOPS CAPSULE360: THE WORLD'S ‘MOST COMPACT AND VERSATILE MOTION BOX'

The camera triggering company MIOPS has just announced the Capsule360, a new app-controlled motion box that the company claims is the...

Idaho Gets First International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States

IDAHO GETS FIRST INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY RESERVE IN THE UNITED STATES

Looking for exceptionally dark skies in the United States? It seems Idaho is the place to visit. A large patch of land in central Idaho...

 
 
 
Sony Mirrorless Cameras Still Eat Stars

SONY MIRRORLESS CAMERAS STILL EAT STARS

Sony recently released firmware v.4.0 for its a7S II and a7R II mirrorless cameras. The announcement that this firmware version “Improves...

Is the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art Lens an Astrophotographer's Dream?

IS THE SIGMA 14MM F/1.8 ART LENS AN ASTROPHOTOGRAPHER'S DREAM?

When it comes to taking photos of stars, the best camera/lens combos are the ones that capture the most light. Some photographers like...