Rami Ammoun Often Falls In Love With Moonlit Skies

“A common misconception is that light pollution can hinder seeing anything in space,” clarifies prosthodontist and astrophotographer Rami Ammoun. This was an eye-opener for someone like me, who grew up in a city and barely saw stars and constellations in my childhood. Capturing images like this is hard work; Rami breaks down some of his techniques in a quick chat with us.

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Aditya Kinjawadekar Photographed a 360° Image of the Milky Way

“Shrinking of dark locations is a valid concern,” says young Aditya Kinjawadekar of India about the alarming rate at which night skies are being taken over by light pollution due. He took some time out of his busy university schedule to connect with us about his amazing 360° Milky Way image for this interview. This shot scored a lot of reactions on Reddit a few months ago among the astrophotography community.

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SLAC in California Made the World’s Highest Resolution Camera Sensor

“The idea is you’re looking deep into the heavens,” says Professor Aaron Roodman of the Dept. of Particle Physics & Astrophysics at the SLAC about the aim of the Rubin Observatory project. It began over two decades ago as an idea and is now nearing completion with the collective efforts of multiple teams and countries. I had a very fruitful interview with Professor Roodman the other day. He detailed the story behind the project and the benefits for astronomy that it intends to provide. During the course of the project, his team was responsible for the central optics system behind the telescope. An effort that culminated in the Rubin Observatory project being awarded the Guinness Record for the highest resolution sensor ever created for a camera. It’s also the largest digital camera ever built in terms of size, housing the largest lens ever made.

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Rod Evans Spins Lights Around People Under Stellar Skies

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“I am actually a little bit OCD when it comes to getting things right”, says Australian photographer Rod Evans about his attention to detail in photography. Enraptured by the night sky after stopping by the roadside during a drive in 2015, he now blends light painting with scenic night sky locations across the country. Rod uses some familiar and some outright unusual tools for creating his photographs. All of which we’re going to take a look at in this in-depth interview.

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Astrophotographer Rey Hernandez Made an Astonishing 54 Hour Photo

All images by Rey Hernandez. Used with permission.

“I can’t tell what [is] my limit, there [are] just so many targets and each yields [a] different outcome the more time you put into it.”, says Rey Hernandez, who currently has reached 54 hours of exposure time on a night sky photo. He hopes to hit a 100 hours exposure someday to photograph more amazing constellations in our night sky.

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Essential Kit: This Is A Great Setup For Astrophotography

This setup, which includes a camera, lens, and accessories, is all you need to get started with astrophotography.

There are many cameras, lenses, tripods, bags, and accessory options on the market today, and this can make things difficult. If you’re thinking about tackling astrophotography, but you aren’t sure where to start, this roundup will help. Here we will take a look at a kit that includes a camera, a lens, and three other accessories to help you start. Even if you already have a camera and need a suitable camera bag, this will help. Just need a new tripod? See which one we recommend. By the end of this roundup, you’ll know what gear to get to take on your astrophotography adventure.

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Astrophotography Basics That Will Serve Newcomers Well This Season

Astrophotography is incredibly fun, and capturing subjects like the Milky Way is easier than you think.

Have you ever wanted to capture stunning pictures of the night sky but weren’t really sure what you need to do? If so, this beginner’s guide to astrophotography is for you. This quick guide will look at astrophotography basics and cover things such as camera settings and the 500 rule. We’ll also take a quick look at how to plan your shoot and how to stack images. So, if you’re ready to try your hand at astrophotography, head on past the break.

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Shoot for the Stars: These 9 Cameras Help Make Astrophotography Easy

Thanks to the technology found in modern cameras, astrophotography is now easier than ever.

Astrophotography season is us upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, and soon we will all start seeing truly magical pictures of the Milky Way and of other galaxies and nebulae in the night sky while swiping through Instagram, or any photo sharing sites. We all look at these images and think, ‘I wish that I could make images like this,’ well, you can, and you don’t need ultra-expensive cameras to do it either. After the break, we will take a look at nine cameras that excel at astrophotography thanks to their modern features, but that also won’t totally break the bank.

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Tale of The Two Time Lapse Devices

Although timelapses are getting a bit played out to some, that wont stop epics like the one above grabbing almost 4 minutes of your life as you sit there in awe. They may be on their way out but honestly they are still a great filler as b-roll or dedicated project like Tom Lowe has done with his film TimeScapes. A neat fact that because the time lapses created by digital cameras are beyond HD due to the fact that they have such high resolution, Tom Lowe offers his movie for example as a 4K download.

Do you want to join the party? Yes you say? Well here are a couple of Kickstarter projects that will help you create beautiful time lapses. Continue reading…