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Astrophotography Targets

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 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 challenge 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!

Want a PDF (eBook) version? Check out my Easy Astrophotography Targets for Beginner Free Ebook!