Nearly 200 stargazers swarmed to Moorpark College for the Astrophoto
XII Seminar, an event sponsored once every two years by the Ventura County Astronomical Society.
One of the first things we notice in any astrophoto
is whether it's in focus.
Regarding Jerry Lodriguss's article about astrophoto
ethics (S&T: Sept.
judges Case Rijsdijk and Brett Edwards decided that the award winners were: George Liakos with "Omega Centauri", Chris Stewart with "22 degree Solar Halo", Percy Amoils with "Amateur versus Professional" and Gary Els with "Colour Moon".
Caption: PERFECT GUIDING Unless you use an extremely high-end telescope mount, you'll need to autogulde every deep-sky astrophoto
to ensure round stars in your images.
SkyWatch imaging editor Sean Walker always keeps his Canon PowerShot A-85 handy for unexpected astrophoto
The next year, New York amateur John William Draper took the first successful astrophoto
, a daguerreotype of the Moon.
Many there know what it takes to make a compelling astrophoto
, and they might give you just the idea you need to make a great picture even better.
Though not a deal-breaker, it is a neck strainer, especially if you are using a refractor or catadioptric telescope pointed anywhere higher than about 15[degrees] above the horizon--in other words, for most every astrophoto
The easiest astrophotos
to take are simple twilight scenes with bright planets or the Moon strategically included.
gallery of astrophotos
taken by South African astrophotographers.
Dieter Willasch provided the astrophotos
and Auke Slotegraaf wrote the text.