Astronomical Photography: A Beginner’s Guide
It’s been no scecret that I love Astronomy and Photographpy and I wanted to share some handy links for anyone who participated in the Chattanooga Photographic Society’s October Meeting. Below you can find handy links for equipment purchases, walk-through videos, and some helpful videos on observing basics, produced by the Barnard Astronomical Society of Chattanooga.
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Imaging Kit Suggestions:
A Nice Lens for AP: adorama.com
A Nice mount to start landscape astrophotography/imaging- iOptron Sky Tracker Pro: adorma.com
Wide Field Astrophotography
Imaging Kit Suggestions:
A Nice refractor for mostly PHOTOGRAPHIC and some VISUAL- Sharpstar 61 ED: agena.com
A Nice mount to start astrophotography/imaging with- iOptron 28 Gem: agena.com
Free/Paid Astro Programs:
Sky Safari- Great interactive map ($29.99 for the program) of the sky complete with tracking and telescope control: skysafariastronomy.com
ZWO ASI Air Studio: Great free program for control of your mount, camera, guider, and dew system: zwo website
ScopeWizard by Sky Watcher- Great Astronomy related app! Skywatcher Website for iOS and Android App
SPACE IS NOT BLACK:
Image Comparison in case the black point on the projector is insufficient.
ZWO ASI Air Plus- Astronomy Control Computer- agena.com
Sky-Watcher Mount for Deep Sky Astrophotography- SW EQR-6Pro: agena.com
Astronomy Chair Vistil Ergonomic Work Seat: Zoro.com
Zebra Red Flood Light: Zebra.com
Portable Table/Music Stand: amazon.com
Beginning Observer Basics:
The BASIC basics, a four series presenation from the BAS of Chattanooga.
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BarnardAstro
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BASChattanooga
Part I – Beginning Observer Basics – You Don’t Need a Telescope to Start in Astronomy – https://youtu.be/Vy-fnyW9iuw
Part II – Beginning Observing Basics – Telescope Basics – https://youtu.be/LJPwBg9TvEI
Part III – Beginning Observing Basics – Beginning Observing https://youtu.be/M9V-8_ijH5g
Part IV- Beginning Observing Basics – Beginning Star-Hopping – Coming Thursday, May 12th @ 7pm EST
2 Replies to “Some Assembly Required”
Enjoyed your talk last night. I have been to Marathon and it was really dark. Where is an easily accessible location around Chattanooga to view the stars?
Thanks, Tom. It was my pleasure. Around here, Cloudland Canyon state park in NW Ga or Fall Creek Falls would be the two best spots. The Ocoee TN area isn’t bad, but in my experience that area has a tendency to have fog which can wreck and otherwise clear sky. All of the moisture from the mountains in that area has to go somewhere. Haha.
None of these areas will compare to Marathon in terms of darkness, but they will provide you with the best view of the Milky Way around here.
I was asked about doing a workshop for your society last night, so hopefully we can make that happen.
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