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Astrophotography

Observational Astronomy looks at the the more practical aspects of astronomy, including the basics of astronomical telescopes and instruments, observation tips, photography and imaging, how to guides and tutorials and a guide to the nights sky. You will also find information and news about the various space telescopes such as Hubble and Spitzer.

12May2009
On Monday, May 11th, Space Shuttle Atlantis with its seven-member crew launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. In this article, we will look at some of the best images that Hubble has produced since it's launch in 1990 and what they mean for astronomers.
Hubble's Best Images: A Top 10

 

01May2009
Astronomy filters are used to eliminate unwanted light and bring out fine details of an object, be it planetary, lunar of deep space. Every object has a filter to best enhance observations.
Useful Astronomy Filters for Astrophotography

 

30Apr2009
Tired of watching everything in reverse? Need a different angle from your focuser? Try a 45° erecting prism which will correctly orientate the image.
45 Degree Erecting Prism

 

 

 

30Apr2009
Accurate collimation is vital for image quality in Newtonian optics, and this laser collimator makes the job so easy.
Antares Laser Collimator

 

30Apr2009
SkyWatcher Auto Focuser adds dual speed motor control to the standard 2" rack and pinion focuser making the small adjustments needed to obtain perfect focus much easier.
SkyWatcher Auto Focuser

 

30Apr2009
SkyWatcher night vision torch features red LEDs allowing you to see in the dark without disrupting your night vision. A must for everyone who has fallen over in the dark!
SkyWatcher Night Vision Torch

 

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