Welcome to Astro Photons, the backyard astrophotography blog! Here you will find tutorials, resources, guides, tips, and tricks on amateur backyard deep-sky imaging with your DSLR/mirrorless/CCD/CMOS astronomy camera, an equatorial mount (star tracker), and a telescope or typical/standard photography lens. Learn how to start amateur astrophotography in your backyard, what camera settings to use, which beginner telescope to choose, what are the best beginner astrophotography targets, and how to post-process your astro images in dedicated astronomy software and apps. All in one place, for free.
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Astronomy and Astrophotography Buyer's Guides
Looking for new equipment for the hobby? Find out what is worth your hard-earned money, and what is not - I got you covered. Cameras (DSLR/mirrorless/CCD), telescopes (APO refractors), lenses (widefield, standard, and telephoto), equatorial mounts, filters (light pollution, narrowband <H-alpha>), tripods, headlamps, and more.
Browse interesting targets - nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. Find out how to find them on the night sky, what lens or telescope to use, when is the best time to shoot, and what camera settings to set.
Learn astrophotography 101 - how to start as a beginner, introduction to stargazing and imaging gear, and the basics of astronomy and image post-processing in dedicated astro-software.
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