Astrophotography by Anthony Ayiomamitis

Astrophotography Imaging and Processing Tips

As much as astrophotography can be richly rewarding, it is both a skill and an art which requires tremendous patience as well as trial and error via experience. The latter is perhaps of greater significance, for the numerous and incessant trials and errors should be and are very educational. Of course, it is a trivial matter to wonder in retrospect what one was thinking originally and so misguidedly but wisdom only comes through pain, frustration, heartache, long all-nighters, hair-pulling, mosquito bytes (and lots of them), lots of wasted efforts, some mediocre efforts and countless examples of Murphy's Law (lots of embarrassing examples available here).

At the same time, astrophotography and certainly amateur astronomy are hobbies for which one can derive lots of information and advice from those who have travelled the same beaten path a priori. Nevertheless, the greatest learning does come from one's efforts to understand and comprehend.

Listed below are my attempts to parlay some of my experiences and learning while sitting behind the telescope and camera in the (unpleasant) company of mosquitoes during the summer and absence of Joules in the winter.


Tips, Tips and More Tips
Item Description Link
1
Solar Imaging in H- Using the Nikon CP995
here
2
Iridium Satellite Flare Photography
here
3
Conquering the Solar Analemma Challenge
here
4
Geostationary Satellite Photography
here
5
Imaging the Moon
here
6
G2V star calibration and the SBIG ST-2000XM
here
7
The ISS Transitting the Sun and Moon
here
8
Processing Images of the Sun
here