LRGB Deep Sky Astrophotography Processing Tutorial: Siril and Photoshop with Telescope Live Data

No telescope? No problem. In this 50-minute tutorial I walk through a complete astrophotography processing of Rho Ophiuchi data from 7PCS Nail Clipper Kits One-Click Observations. I talk about the basics of using Telescope Live to schedule basic remote telescope observations with their robotic telescopes and then I jump into processing the raw FITS files from Telescope Live in the free and open-source astrophotography processing program Siril before bringing the Luminance and RGB images into Adobe Photoshop for final edits.

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Live Stream: Large Format Astrophotography Panorama Editing

In this 1.5 hour live stream session, I walk though two edits of a large format astrophotography panorama shot from Trona Pinnacles California. This recording was buried in the archives and forgotten about for a year before I found it again. I thought the content in here was too valuable to not share so here it is finally for those who missed the live stream.

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Shooting for the Moon with the Sony a1

The Sony a1 is Sony’s new premium flagship camera. It’s the best of Sony’s lineup, but is it the best camera for you? Here are my thoughts on the Sony’s most expensive Alpha camera.

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Video: PhotoPills Planning the (Partial) Annular Eclipse in Chicago – June 10, 2021

This is my plan for attempting to shoot the June 10, 2021 partial solar eclipse from Chicago. In this 10 minute video, I go over my eclipse plan in PhotoPills and talk a little about equipment selection and how that affects field of view and subject size. Wish me luck!

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Rene Pape Opera signed 8x12 inch photo autograph

I just had a great time talking about all kinds of astrophotography topics with John Chidgey on the latest episode of the Pragmatic Podcast. In this nearly 2 hour episode, we discuss star trackers, near infrared h-alpha astrophotography, light pollution filters, focusing techniques and post-processing techniques like stacking. You can listen to The Pragmatic Podcast Episode 101 on The Engineered Network or click the play button below:

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