How to Image Saturn with a Telescope, PIPP, Autostakkert and Registax

Have you ever wanted to take a picture of Saturn using your telescope and camera? This video will walk you through each step of the process. From equipment, to capturing footage, to using free software that will help you create incredible images of Saturn! Follow Late Night Astronomy on: http://www.instagram.com/latenightastronomy http://www.twitter.com/latenightastro http://www.youtube.com/latenightastronomy

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The Night Sky: October, November & December 2020: Mars Opposition, Meteor Showers & More

I’ll walk you through the best views of Meteor Showers, the Moon, Planets and Deep Sky Objects this fall. Regardless of your equipment, we’ve got something here for you to experience. From the opposition of Mars on October 13th to the Geminid Meteor Shower on December 13th and Deep Sky Objects like the Andromeda Galaxy, […]

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Let’s Go Image Mars: How to take a Picture of Mars Close to Earth at Opposition

As Mars nears opposition, I’ll show you a step by step guide to take incredible images of the red planet using your telescope and free software. Please let me know about your questions and experiences observing or imaging Mars in the comment section below. Free Software: PIPP: https://sites.google.com/site/astropipp/ AutoStakkert!3: https://www.autostakkert.com RegiStax: 6 https://www.astronomie.be/registax “The heavens […]

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A Trip to Jupiter

Io casting an impressive shadow as it moves between Jupiter and the Sun. Tracking these transits across the surface of Jupiter is a really interesting observing opportunity and shows the ever evolving dance between Jupiter and it’s many moons.

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The Summer Portrait is Complete

Tonight, I completed my imaging goal for the summer. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have all been filmed, stacked and processed using a DSLR camera. All three of these images were captured at f/11.8 which means the images above are at accurate scale to each other as viewed through the Orion Xt8i. Mars was the last […]

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A Late Night Out

June 7/8, 2018: Those Summer Nights Summer is not a favorable season for amateur astronomy. The nights are short, dew sneaks up on you and the insects are annoying. On this night, the skies were clear, the dew point was reasonable and the insects were not biting, at least not that bad. With the moon […]

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Exploring the Summer Sky

The summer months can be a tricky time for observing. The nights are short, the weather is erratic and dew starts to build up on the telescope as soon as the serious observing begins. Nights that are clear, calm and cool are rare to come by and should be taken advantage of. I did just that on the night of […]

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Bringing Detail to Jupiter and the Moon

In 2015, I detailed my “Small Steps into Astrophotography”. Since then, I have done little with imaging and processing. That is, until this week. I’ve returned to the complicated, yet rewarding, world of astrophotography. To start, I focused on two great targets for beginners, Jupiter and the Moon. Jupiter, which is near opposition, is as big as it will get […]

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Mars is Back!

Mars is back, and I have a hard time believing how much time has passed. It was in February of 2012 that I last wrote about “The Return of Big Red”. Since that time, much has changed on Earth and a hovering sky crane lowered “Curiosity” onto Mars’ surface, continuing NASA’s legacy of remarkable planetary […]

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