Welcome to Astro Photons, the website fully dedicated to astrophotography! Here you will find tutorials, tips, and tricks on backyard deep-sky imaging with your DSLR/mirrorless/CCD camera, an equatorial mount, and a telescope. Learn how to start amateur astrophotography in your backyard, what camera settings to use, which beginner telescope to choose, and how to post-process your astro images in dedicated astronomy software. All in one place, for free.
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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.
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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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