New to astrophotography? Don't know where to point your new, shiny telephoto lens or telescope? This page is for you! Here you will find my full collection of astrophotography targets I have been working on since the beginning of my astrophotography journey: galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.
The night sky is BIG, and the field of view of a telescope is usually really tiny. As a beginner astrophotographer, I suffered from a lack of knowing the position of some interesting astronomy targets on the night sky. I have learned the hard way, and this is the reason I wrote those articles - to help beginners find fantastic astrophotography targets easier and quicker.
Almost every target on the list you can photograph by both a telephoto lens (100mm focal length or more) and a telescope (even a small one - I use almost always my SkyWatcher Evostar 72ED). Some targets have bigger sizes, some have smaller. Some are more beginner-friendly, and some are a little challenging for a novice. But all of them share one trait - they are all fantastic astrophotography targets! Grab your equipment, find some dark-sky spot, and shoot!
The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets: A Monthly Guide for CCD Imaging with Amateur Telescopes (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
- Amazon Kindle Edition
- Kier, Ruben (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 382 Pages - 08/15/2009 (Publication Date) - Springer (Publisher)